Dental braces are the most sought-after orthodontic solutions to treat a malocclusion. They are known to treat some of the most severe types of malocclusion such as crowding, open bite, closed bite, overbite, underbite, cross bite, etc. However, with the advancements in dental technology, conventional metal braces are being used lesser and replaced by clear braces.
What are clear braces?
Clear braces are made from tooth-colored or transparent brackets and wires, as opposed to their metal counterparts such as in the case of metal braces. This makes them stay partially hidden during the course of the treatment, thereby reducing the chances of someone spotting them. However, they aren’t completely invisible.
Advantages of choosing clear braces
- Clear braces stay in disguise. Whenever you smile or talk to people, the braces would be less apparent in comparison to conventional metal braces.
- Teenagers and young adults can especially benefit from such braces. They can confidently hang out with friends or attend social gatherings without being too conscious of their appearance.
- The effectiveness of clear braces is just as good as that of metal braces. Getting rid of the metal components and replacing them with plastic or ceramic ones wouldn’t affect the efficiency of clear braces.
- The plastic or ceramic brackets go easier on the soft tissues of the mouth.
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