Clear braces, or “tooth colored” braces, are ceramic brackets made of composite materials. They are very strong and generally do not stain. Once attached, braces apply consistent pressure to your teeth, the force of which helps move them into new positions. Subsequent appointments allow your orthodontist to adjust and customize the movement of your teeth to achieve the best smile possible. The bands that hold the archwire on to the ceramic brackets are often white, clear or colors if you so desire. The clear bands can stain if you do not take proper care of them. Your orthodontist will review with you what you should and shouldn’t eat to avoid any unnecessary staining. Although the bands are changed monthly, you won’t have to live with it long.
What's the benefit of clear braces?
Clear braces are relatively new in practice, with the first effective concept being introduced in 1997, by way of computer technology and the advent of clear plastic aligners. They became widely available in 2000 and shifted the perception of orthodontics for many adults seeking an alternative to more traditional methods.
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