Having braces doesn’t necessarily require highly noticeable metal brackets and wires.
In fact, many of today’s braces are made from either clear or natural, tooth colored materials to provide patients with an attractive alternative to traditional braces. At West End Orthodontics we have a Richmond clear braces specialist who can help you decide the best choice for you!
What is the difference between clear braces and Invisalign?
Clear braces are the same as traditional metal braces except that they are clear. The Invisalign system is a series of hard plastic aligners that are designed to fit into your mouth like a mouthguard.
What are the advantages and disadvantages to clear braces?
Advantages to clear braces:
- Appearance: Ceramic braces and clear braces are much less noticeable than traditional metal braces. Clear and ceramic braces offer an aesthetic alternative for patients seeking options other than traditional metal braces.
- Confidence: Many patients who choose ceramic or clear braces feel more confident about their orthodontic treatment, especially knowing that people are focusing on their smiles rather than their braces.