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Clear Braces

Beautiful smiling face

Having braces doesn't necessarily require highly noticeable metal brackets and wires. In fact, many of today's braces are made from either clear or natural tooth-colored materials to provide patients with an attractive, less noticeable alternative to traditional braces.

What is the difference between clear braces and clear aligners?

Clear braces are the same as traditional metal braces except that they are clear! Clear braces are a less noticeable alternative to traditional metal braces and provide patients with an equally effective treatment.

Clear aligners are different from clear braces. Clear aligners are pieces of hard plastic that are designed to fit into your mouth like a mouthguard. Clear aligners are great for patients requiring minor orthodontic treatment.

What are the advantages/disadvantages of clear braces?

As with any orthodontic treatment, it is important to choose the right option for your needs and lifestyle. Clear braces are a great alternative to traditional metal braces and Dr. Covino can tell you if they are the right treatment for you.

Advantages of clear braces:

Appearance: Ceramic braces and clear braces are much less noticeable than traditional metal braces.

Confidence: Many patients who choose ceramic or clear braces feel more confident about their orthodontic treatment, especially knowing that people are focusing on their smiles rather than their braces.

Disadvantages of clear braces:

Cost: Ceramic and clear braces may cost more than traditional metal braces. Dr. Covino offers convenient payment plans to help control the costs of your treatment. Be sure to talk to him about all of your financial options.

Discoloration: The clear elastic ties that are used with clear and ceramic braces may become slightly discolored from drinking tea, coffee, wine, eating certain foods, or smoking. Ask Dr. Covino about how you can keep your braces looking their best.

Treatment Time: Orthodontic treatment with clear or ceramic braces may take longer than with traditional metal braces. If you don't mind investing a little more time in your smile, then talk to Dr. Covino about how long your treatment time will be with clear or ceramic braces.

Are clear or ceramic braces the right choice for me and my smile?

Dr. Covino can provide answers to your questions and extra information explaining the benefits of each treatment. If you would like to learn more about clear braces, ceramic braces, and all of the options available to you, please contact one of our offices and schedule an appointment today.

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