Clear Braces: An Aesthetic Braces Option
Offered in Our Houston Office
Clear braces are also known as ceramic braces. They are actually more “tooth colored” than clear, so they are much less noticeable than traditional metal braces, especially from a distance. This means, when you make in on the jumbotron at a Houston Texans’ game, everyone will see your beaming smile and not your braces.
How Do Clear Braces Work?
Clear braces work essentially the same way as metal braces. A clear or tooth colored bracket is attached to each tooth, and an arch wire is then placed into the brackets. The wire slowly moves the teeth into position. Our clear braces also utilize a technology called “self-ligation.” This means that the bracket has a door, gate or clip which holds the arch wire in place, so no colored rubber bands are needed. Not even clear rubber bands, which tend to pick up pigments from food and beverages over time, are used with these braces, so staining is not a problem. The lack of colored rings also means food and plaque have fewer places to get stuck, making our clear braces much more hygienic.
Why Choose Advance Orthodontics of Houston for Clear Braces?
Dr. Karotkin and Advance Orthodontics of Houston TX specialize in transforming imperfect teeth into perfectly beautiful smiles. By using the self-ligation technology of clear braces, Dr. Karotkin has been able to straighten his patients’ smiles while using a much more aesthetic approach compared to metal braces.
Houston’s clear braces could be the perfect choice for you. If you want a completely clear alternative to braces, check out our Invisalign® page.