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Clear/Ceramic Braces – Plano, TX

Discreet Appliances With
The Same, Effective Results

If you’re hesitant to commit to having a mouthful of metal brackets and wires, clear ceramic braces in Plano are a great option to provide you with the same trusted results, while being significantly more discreet. These utilize aesthetically-friendly material that won’t have people remarking on your braces during every conversation. They’re an ideal option for teens and adults who are looking to maintain their images in the workplace and at school. You can learn more by scheduling a free consultation today to discuss treatment with clear and ceramic braces in Plano, TX.

Why Choose Willow Bend Orthodontics of Plano
for Clear/Ceramic Braces?

  • Custom-Designed Treatment for Every Patient
  • Perfect for
    Adults & Teens Alike
  • Board-Certified Orthodontist with 16 Years of Experience

What Exactly Are Clear/Ceramic Braces?

Teen girl with clear and ceramic braces

Clear ceramic braces are very similar to traditional braces—the main difference is that they use materials that blend-in with the rest of your smile instead of metal. Thin, tooth-colored wires help align each of your teeth into their ideal positions and are held in place by clear brackets. The brackets are also able to lay flatter against your teeth, making them less bulky and cumbersome. They provide the same, effective, and beautiful results as traditional braces without all of the aesthetic downsides.

Clear Braces FAQs

If you’re considering clear braces in Plano, you’ve come to the right place. But we at Willow Bend Orthodontics of Plano understand you may have many questions about the process and aftercare involved. Dr. Jones, Dr. Hanson and her team of professionals are here to deliver the answers you need to make the right decision for your smile. Once you’ve reviewed the following materials, please feel free to call our office with any additional questions or to schedule a consultation.

What makes clear braces beneficial?

Unlike regular metal braces that shine a spotlight on your treatment, clear braces are less noticeable, so they’re more visually appealing. Also, you can freely move throughout your day without feeling embarrassed by your orthodontic treatment. This will allow for greater confidence when conversing with your peers, as they’ll be more focused on what you’re saying than what is on your teeth.

Are teens eligible for clear braces?

Yes! Clear braces are a great option for both teens and adults. When meeting with your orthodontist in Plano to discuss your candidacy, you can expect to go over your preferences. If subtleness is high on your list of must-haves, make sure to mention this to your orthodontist. This will give Dr. Jones and Dr. Hanson a better idea of the type of treatment you or your teen require.

How do clear braces differ from clear aligners?

When inquiring about clear orthodontic treatment, you may wonder if you’ll receive clear braces or clear aligners. The two are vastly different but work toward the same goal – a straighter smile. With clear braces, however, patients can expect to undergo a process similar to traditional metal appliances. Unlike clear aligners that can be removed when eating and drinking, clear braces use brackets and wires but appear more transparent and less noticeable. This creates a more pleasing aesthetic while your teeth shift in the right direction. Also, clear braces are actually designed for more complex cases, while clear aligners help to adjust minor gaps and misalignments.

Can clear braces become stained?

Although the actual brackets and wires cannot stain, the elastics holding the wire to the bracket can. This is why it’s essential that you take proper care of your smile while undergoing orthodontic treatment. Some tips to avoid a significant change in the color of your smile include:

  • Making sure to brush and floss after your meals.
  • Limiting or avoiding dark-colored foods and beverages.
  • Not smoking or using tobacco products.
  • Avoiding whitening toothpaste, as it is highly abrasive.
  • Continuing to see your orthodontist and dentist for regularly scheduled appointments.
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