Clear Braces

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Clear Braces

Clear braces are made from a ceramic material that is less visible on your teeth than the traditional metal braces.  They are typically used as a cosmetic alternative to the metal braces for patients who are concerned about the look of the metal in their smile.  These braces require more attention to your oral hygiene than the traditional braces, as they are larger and easier to break.  Ask Dr. Meason at Meason Orthodontics if clear braces are right for you! Call today at 817-341-7825!

Clear Ceramic Braces FAQ

Do ceramic braces hurt?

During placement, the ceramic braces should not hurt. You may feel discomfort or slight pain for a few days after placement and after the routine tightening. Pain can be easily managed by taking an over-the-counter pain reliever. At Meason Orthodontics, we advise patients to use the wax we provide to ease the strain on the inside of your mouth from the rubbing of the brackets.

The best way to use the wax would be placing it on the affected tooth after carefully drying the area. Placing the wax on a dry surface will help it to secure to the bracket.

Do clear braces stain?

Yes, clear braces can stain. The ceramic material the brackets are made out of is not considered stain-resistant. The best way to prevent staining at home would be to lightly brush your teeth after eating and drinking dark-colored foods and beverages.

Maintaining your regularly scheduled appointments can help ensure your teeth are staying clean and your braces stay clear. Call our office if you’d like to learn more about how to properly care for clear ceramic braces!

What is the difference between clear braces and clear aligners?

Clear braces are often used for more advanced teeth-straightening needs. Clear aligners, on the other hand, are not permanently placed in your mouth, so there is an increased risk of losing them. Ceramic braces tend to take longer to straighten teeth, but can leave you with a beautiful, straight smile just like an aligner can. If you’d like to learn more about clear braces, call our office today!

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