Nowadays, you have the choice to be treated with options other than traditional metal braces to straighten your teeth. We now have other options like clear braces, lingual braces, and Invisalign that focus on aesthetics and improving the function of your teeth. Hardy Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics understands nothing shows your beauty and confidence like a perfect smile. Now, innovative orthodontic treatment devices offer a beautiful and effective alternative to traditional braces. At our dental office, we offer you ceramic braces. These are the types of braces that are specifically designed to help you have a beautiful smile. Your smile is meant to last forever; therefore, you want products and services used on your teeth to be reliable, safe, and will last forever. Dr. T.C. Hardy is dedicated to using the best technology and modern methods he can offer to his clients to keep their smiles healthy and radiant for years to come.
What they are?
Clear Ceramic braces are a revolutionary system designed to help achieve a beautiful and confident smile with less of a disadvantage compared to metal braces. Clear braces are coupled with colorful bands that you can help to spice up your personality. Since ceramic braces are white, adding colored bands gives your braces a whole new look. We believe that wearing braces should be a fun and exciting experience. Clear braces not only make it fun, but it is also more functional as it decreases the risk of demineralization from brackets and bonding agents. Learn more about design options and other benefits of Ceramic Braces from our friendly staff at Hardy Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics nearby Lakewood, CO.
How do Ceramic Braces Work?
Ceramic braces are translucent in property, and these clear braces blend to the color of your teeth. It is also able to resist staining and discoloration throughout the duration of the treatment. The advantage of ceramic braces is its small, low-profile design makes it stand out from the rest of the orthodontic treatment options. Clear braces are less conspicuous, making them a perfect option for patients of any age who don't like the look of metal braces. Ceramic braces can bring out the confidence and the freedom to smile without any worries. Ceramic braces are of the same shape, size as traditional braces except that the brackets are made of tooth-colored material, or it can also be clear to blend with the color of your teeth. It is also possible to use tooth-colored wires, making it even less noticeable until someone takes a closer look.
Pros and Cons
- Translucent braces are made to blend naturally to your teeth, making it much more aesthetically pleasing than metal braces.
- Its low-profile design makes the braces less noticeable.
- Stronger and more resilient but is smaller than metal brackets.
- Improved debonding properties, making it easy to remove when the treatment is over.
- Improved comfort over traditional ceramic braces design. It has rounded corners that help to reduce irritation and rubbing.
- Decreased demineralization risk from the bonding agents and brackets.
- Clear braces are more expensive than regular braces, which use metal brackets.
Clear braces for adults
If you need orthodontic treatment but are concerned about how a dental appliance might affect your appearance, you are not alone. Many people want an orthodontic treatment that is not only innovative and effective but also aesthetically pleasing. One of the best Dental braces adult is Clear ceramic braces offer many of the advantages of traditional braces over some of the cons of Invisalign but are more aesthetically pleasing. There are bracket bonding materials that are causing your teeth more harm than good. Which is why Dr. T.C. Hardy has set certain standards to ensure that the orthodontic care received by the patients are at the highest quality.
If you want to have Invisalign for your treatment but are not qualified for such clear braces, are a fantastic alternative.
Clear braces for children
This treatment has become a popular choice for kids and teens. They are a less noticeable form of Kids orthodontics than traditional metal braces but they straighten teeth just as effectively. Kids can feel more confident wearing them because they are more discreet. They can be customized to express your child’s personality with options like a colored archwire and colorful elastics.
How to take care of clear braces?
- Brush your teeth after every meal to prevent staining.
- Floss and Rinse to reach all nooks and crannies that are hard to get with the toothbrush.
- Smoking can tend to stain your ceramic braces, so STOP smoking.
- Avoid whitening toothpaste.
- Learn about which foods to avoid.
- Regular orthodontic follow ups is a must.
Clear braces cost
Clear braces: Lakewood, CO - Hardy Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics
Hardy Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics in Lakewood Colorado takes pride in our ability to work with both children and adults of all ages. We make sure that you are comfortable during the visit and make you feel at home. Our goal is to provide children with a positive experience while perfecting their smiles. We are near you. Feel free to ask questions about how orthodontics can correct your smile, or if you are interested in scheduling a consultation with Dr. Timothy Hardy, contact us today!
FAQ for Clear Braces
Do clear braces take longer?
Clear braces take the same amount of time with metal braces to straighten mild to moderate orthodontic issues. Clear braces are not cheap, visit Hardy Dental Group to find out how you can save cost on the treatment.
Are clear braces better than Invisalign?
Clear braces are great for complicated cases than Invisalign. The aligning trays are only useful for closing gaps and straightening crooked teeth. Clear braces function like metal braces, and it can be used to fix just about any teeth and jaw alignment issues. See Dr. Timothy Hardy, DDS to know more about what treatment works best for your case.
Do clear braces hurt?
Getting clear braces should not hurt. If you get plastic or ceramic brackets bonded to the teeth, the wires may need constant adjusting. As the wires are tightened, you may feel sore for quite some time. The wires could rub against the inside of your mouth, which can also cause temporary discomfort. Our Hardy Dental Group office will ensure that you are comfortable during the treatment process.
Do clear braces turn yellow?
If your orthodontist uses low-quality braces, it may break down over time and can discolor. This is not an issue with high-quality braces. Also, the clear elastic ties can turn yellow over time, which can also make the braces appear yellow. Luckily, the ties can be removed, and your dentist can change it to your next appointment.
What can you not eat with clear braces?
The ceramic brackets of your braces will never stain, but that doesn't mean it isn't resistant to discoloration. Avoid eating deeply colored foods like wine, tea, coffee, or tomato juice. The dark pigments can leak into the material, which causes it to stain.
Can you drink coffee with clear braces?
Yes, but remember that coffee contains dark pigments, and it can stain the brackets and bands of your braces. If you drink coffee, just remember to rinse your mouth with water or mouthwash after.
Clear Braces Near Me
Choosing a dentist near where you home, work or school can make a huge difference when you are trying to save time and money. There may be a few treatments or follow up appointments in addition to routine visits during your treatment. Having an office nearby will make things easier. When looking for a specialist, check for positive reviews of clear braces and the one you'll feel comfortable working with.
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