Clear braces are the choice of many people who must have braces. They are not an eyesore like traditional braces can be, and since they are ceramic, they are often easier to clean. The cost of clear braces range from $4,000-$8,000.
The advantages of clear braces include the fact they look like traditional braces because the brackets stick to your teeth but are clear and hard to see. They are less noticeable than traditional braces.
Clear ceramic braces are made from compounds that are strong and non-porous. There is a metal wire connecting the brackets, but it can be frosted silver or white so that it too is clear. Ceramic braces take up less space on the tooth because the bracket is smaller while they are stronger and more resilient than traditional brackets.
Ceramic braces are easier to remove when treatment is finished. Traditional brackets run the risk of destroying the enamel when they are being removed. Clear brackets, because they are smaller, do not have that problem. They do not damage the enamel. Technological advances for removing the clear ceramic braces are newer and thus less abrasive to the enamel.
Ceramic braces use a different bonding agent than traditional braces. This bonding agent does not deplete minerals from the tooth enamel while it provides a stronger adhesive so the braces stay strong through the treatment. Clear braces provide a discrete treatment which can be very important to younger people who are in fear of being ostracized due to their appearance. The frosted appearance are nearly invisible to anyone and appear less invasive than traditional braces.
As ceramic braces are more attractive because of the clear appearance, there often is more treatment needed due to the level of care needed for the braces. One of the concerns is that the teeth may move slower because of the level of tightness of the brackets is less restrictive. Therefore, the time you have to wear the clear braces may be longer.
When it comes to getting the job done, clear braces are just effective as traditional braces, but the cost is higher due to the level of care and adhesive technology. Clear braces are an optimal choice if you are younger since they are more conducive to appearance than traditional braces.
Braces are a common need for younger people. They need them to straighten their teeth for two reasons:
- Appearance of teeth
- To stop painful separation of teeth.
Braces are a good choice if you have mis-aligned teeth as the separation can lead to gum disease and painful tooth problems, ultimately ending in tooth decay and tooth death. Bacteria can form from infection and cause problems within the mouth. While they may not be a good choice for posterity, braces serve an important function in straightening teeth which may become a harder issue later in life. If teeth are straightened earlier in life, they will become less of a problem later. Either way,it is critical people take care of their teeth.