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Clear Braces services offered in North DFW, Carrollton, TX

Clear braces live up to your expectations for fast and efficient treatment while being less visible than traditional metal braces when you smile. At Prime Orthodontics in Carrollton, Texas, Sooyoun Chung, DDS, MS, provides clear braces as one of several options for advanced orthodontic treatment. Schedule your complimentary consultation over the phone or online at Prime Orthodontics today.

Clear Braces Q & A

What are clear braces?

Clear braces are an alternative to the silver metal braces that you’re probably most familiar with. Instead of having metal brackets, which stand out against the white shades of your teeth, clear braces use nearly invisible ceramic that blends in with your teeth behind them.

Aside from the difference in the material of their brackets, clear braces and traditional braces are mostly the same. Both types shift your teeth using a bracket, wire, and band system and are customizable to treat almost any kind of malocclusion.

During your time with clear braces, you’ll visit Prime Orthodontics once every 4-6 weeks so the team can tighten the wires and replace your rubber bands. With each adjustment, the clear braces place increased pressure on various points of the arches of your teeth to move them into straighter positions.

What are the advantages of clear braces?

The first step in any treatment at Prime Orthodontics is to come in for a complimentary consultation. During this visit, you can review treatment choices. After taking pictures and digital X-rays of your teeth, the team will talk to you about the benefits of clear braces, helping you compare them with other orthodontic treatments.

Clear braces are nearly invisible while still offering the strength and versatility of traditional braces. With less noticeable braces, you might feel more confident about your smile as you go through treatment.

How should I care for my clear braces?

Caring for clear braces is similar to caring for traditional braces. The team teaches you how to brush your teeth thoroughly while you have them and the foods you must avoid to keep from breaking or dislodging the brackets.

To keep your clear braces intact and working correctly, and to keep your mouth healthy while you have them, you should:

  • Visit the dentist for professional cleanings twice a year
  • Floss between your teeth and braces
  • Brush your teeth three times a day instead of twice
  • Avoid biting down on hard candies, popcorn seeds, pencils, and other solid objects
  • Avoid sticky foods and candies like gum and jelly beans

One key difference between traditional and clear braces is that the ceramic brackets on clear braces can stain. To keep discoloration off your clear braces, you should avoid smoking and tobacco products, as well as pigmented foods and beverages like coffee, cola, berries, and wine.

If you’re interested in learning more about clear braces or comparing them to other orthodontic treatments, call Prime Orthodontics or book an appointment online today.