An extremely popular option, clear braces work exactly the same as traditional metal braces. They are the same shape and size – but they’re made of clear porcelain, which makes them appear virtually invisible. As such, they’re an ideal choice for both teen and adult patients who desire a more discreet way to straighten their teeth.
An overview of clear braces
To begin straightening your teeth with our clear braces treatment, Dr. Partovi will take a series of detailed x-rays, measurements and impressions of your mouth. Doing so not only gives her a complete view of your specific dental problems, but it also allows her to outline a strategic treatment plan.
From there, Dr. Partovi will attach the clear porcelain brackets to the front of your teeth, connecting them with transparent or tooth-colored wire and elastic rings to ensure a completely discreet overall look. As you continue to progress through your treatment, you will need to return to 360 Orthodontics from time to time for follow-up appointments. During these meetings, Dr. Partovi will tighten your braces and continue shifting your teeth and jaw into their ideal positions.
Benefits of clear braces
Clear braces are a very popular choice for patients of all ages because they blend into your teeth and offer an incredibly discreet way to achieve a beautiful and healthy smile. In addition, our Invisalign braces offer a practically invisible alternative to traditional braces. They are just as powerful as traditional metal braces, which means they can produce the same rapid results.
How to care for your clear braces
Because clear braces are comprised of porcelain, they do require special care to keep them looking and functioning optimally. In addition to keeping your routine appointments with Dr. Partovi at 360 Orthodontics, you should also:
- Brush your teeth after every meal.
- Floss and rinse with mouth wash regularly.
- Avoid dark-colored drinks and foods that may stain the brackets.