By Waters Orthodontics
April 10, 2017
Category: Oral Health

Did you know that even traditional braces can be more discreet?clear braces

If you are dealing with severe misalignments or crookedness then our Easley, SC, orthodontist Dr. David Waters might decide that the best option is traditional braces. Of course, if you are a teen or adult who is just now fixing these issues the idea of wearing these regular braces might make you feel a bit self-conscious. Fortunately, we have another way to make your traditional braces a bit subtler.

While ceramic braces are the same style and size of metal braces, the main difference is that they are made from clear brackets, so that when they are bonded to the front of your teeth most people won’t immediately notice them. This is a major advantage over having obvious metal brackets on your teeth that are easily visible every time you smile. You can even talk to our Easley, SC, braces specialist about whether it’s possible to also get tooth-colored wires to make your entire orthodontic system less visible.

Of course, some people may wonder why they can’t just get Invisalign, a system that straightens their smile using completely clear custom-made aligners that fit over teeth similarly to mouthguards. While Invisalign might be right for some, it isn’t the best option for more complicated tooth movements or to fix more severe bite problems, and it isn’t great for those who might be tempted to not wear their aligners more often than not. In both of these cases, ceramic braces are a better option. After all, while Invisalign might offer a more discreet appearance than any other orthodontic system it isn’t often as efficient as regular braces for realigning teeth and closing up gaps.

While ceramic braces could certainly be a great option for you, it’s important that you properly care for your braces throughout the course of your treatment. Since ceramic is clear, it can still stain. Stains will make your braces far more noticeable to those around you, not to mention a bit unpleasant to look at. To prevent stains you want to make sure you are brushing and flossing properly. Our orthodontist will also provide you with a list of foods that you can and cannot eat throughout the course of your treatment.

Do you need to schedule your orthodontic consultation? Want to find out if ceramic braces might be the best option for straightening your smile? Then call Water Orthodontics in Easley, SC, today to book your visit with us.