3 Benefits of Clear Braces

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Clear braces are orthodontic appliances that are designed to blend in with the patient's teeth. These devices can be used to treat adults and children dealing with orthodontic issues. Clear braces are a preferred option over metal braces, which are conspicuous devices that can get in the way of any smile.

When metal braces were the primary way to straighten teeth, some adults refused to get the teeth straightening treatments they needed simply because they did not want to have their smile compromised with a bunch of metal wires and brackets. Thanks to clear braces, these people can now get the treatment they need, which improve their oral and overall health.

There are two main types of clear braces that general dentists administer to patients. The first is ceramic clear braces, which are similar to metal braces. The second type is clear aligners, which are removable transparent trays. 

Benefits of clear braces

Considering clear braces? Below are 3 main benefits of straightening teeth with these appliances.

1. Clear braces lead to increased confidence

One of the main reasons why people choose clear braces over metal braces is the increased confidence that comes with them. The metal brackets and wires cover up most of the person's teeth, so all people see is a mouthful of metal whenever they smile.

Clear braces do not compromise the patient's smile and most people they interact with will not even know they have brackets and wires on their teeth. Clear aligners are even harder to notice since they are completely transparent.

The result of being able to discreetly straighten teeth is increased confidence. The patient does not have to spend time explaining why they have so much metal in their mouth and they get to show off their constantly-improving smile as their teeth move towards better alignment. People with clear braces are free to go about their day without having to worry about what others might think of their appearance.

2. Clear braces are effective

Clear braces are not just a subtler way to straighten teeth, they are just as effective as metal braces when it comes to fixing most orthodontic issues. Clear aligners sometimes lead to shorter treatment times since the forces applied to the patient's teeth are more precise. Issues ceramic braces and clear aligners can be used to fix include:

  • Crooked teeth
  • Overbites
  • Underbites
  • Crossbites
  • Overjets

3. Improved oral and overall health

Treating teeth alignment issues improves a person's dental and overall health. Poorly-aligned teeth can be difficult to clean since some teeth might get in the way of brushing and flossing. As a result, a person's risk of tooth decay and gum disease is increased.

Treating teeth alignment issues with clear braces makes it easier for the patient to keep their mouth clean, which helps to prevent plaque buildup on teeth.

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