If you’ve always wanted straight teeth with the added benefit of discreet treatment, cosmetic braces can deliver the results you’re looking for.
Having well-aligned teeth is more than just looking your best, though this is often patients’ primary motivator for seeking orthodontic care. Straight teeth are also easier to keep clean and can promote healthy bite balance.
Cosmetic Braces vs. Metal Braces
There is no shortage of ways to straighten your teeth with modern dental care. Patients have options that range from clear, removable aligners to appliances that utilize clear brackets and wires. Unlike traditional metal braces, removable aligners can be taken out for easy eating, brushing, and flossing, while clear braces allow your treatment to be as seamless and low-profile as possible.
Removable orthodontic aligners are custom-fitted to your smile and made from smooth plastic that does not irritate soft tissue. And while clear braces utilize bonded brackets and wires, they do not create the appearance of metal mouth, which is an aesthetic issue that keeps many adults from pursuing traditional orthodontics.
What Can Clear Braces Fix?
Cosmetic braces are ideal for patients with the following common alignment issues:
• Twisted or tilted teeth
• Mild overcrowding
• Gaps between teeth
• Relapse after not wearing retainers
From teenagers who are conscious about their appearances, to adults who want to avoid the aesthetic of metal orthodontics, cosmetic braces are an ideal fit for patients interested in near invisible orthodontics. Our team carefully recommends orthodontics on a case-by-case basis to ensure patients are able to see desired results. Ideal candidates for this treatment are those with mild to moderate alignment issues, especially those who have had braces before and have noticed their teeth slowly shifting out of place.
If you have questions about whether adult braces will work for you, or to get started with clear braces today, contact our dental office for more information.