For many orthodontic patients, the ability to undergo treatment without visible appliances affecting their appearance is a priority. With clear aligners, available from Daryoush Haghighi, DDS. at Darius Orthodontics of Caldwell in Caldwell. New Jersey. you can display your smile proudly throughout treatment and remove your aligners to eat comfortably. To find out more about clear aligners, call Darius Orthodontics of Caldwell or book an appointment online today.
What are clear braces?
Clear braces are just like traditional metal wire and bracket braces. The main difference is that the brackets of clear braces are made of ceramic or strong plastic instead of metal. Clear braces are transparent making your braces harder to see from a distance. In many photos. you might not be able to see them at all.
At Darius Orthodontics of Caldwell. Dr. Haghighi uses 3M• Clarity’Ceramic Brackets, which are resistant to staining. They also have curved contours that are unlikely to irritate the soft tissues in your mouth.
Dr. Haghighi might recommend clear braces to you if you have all of your adult teeth and a fully developed jaw. If you’re still growing, ceramic braces might come off because of the added pressure from your growing jaw.
What can clear braces treat?
Clear braces can treat misalignment ranging from mild to severe. They can fix any type of malocclusion that traditional metal braces cart fix. Dr. Haghighi might offer clear braces as an option for your treatment if you have:
- Open bite
- Wide spaces between teeth
During your treatment, you’ll attend regular appointments at Darius Orthodontics of Caldwell so Dr. Haghighi can check your progress and tighten your wires. If a bracket falls off. you should call Dr. Haghighi to have it attached right away.
What are the benefits of choosing clear braces?
There are many benefits of choosing clear braces when you compare them to metal braces. Compared to metal braces, clear braces are:
- More discreet
- Less painful or irritating
- Available in a variety of shades
- Unlikely to interfere with imaging tests
You can also compare clear braces to clear aligners. Compared to clear aligners. clear braces have faster treatment times and can treat more severe cases of misalignment. They’re also impossible to lose since they’re cemented to your teeth.
During your consultation. Dr. Haghighi helps you weigh the benefits and drawbacks of each option. He might recommend a combination of clear braces and clear aligners for a hybrid treatment plan using both.
How long does treatment take using clear braces?
Dr. Haghighi can tell you exactly how long you can expect treatment to take with clear braces after evaluating your bite. In most cases. the total treatment time using clear braces is between a year and a half and three years. This is only slightly more than the average treatment time with traditional metal braces.
To find out if you’re a candidate for clear braces, call Darius Orthodontics of Caldwell or reserve your appointment online today.