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Clear Braces

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, less noticeable alternative to traditional braces.

What are the advantages and disadvantages to clear braces?

As with any orthodontic treatment, it is important to choose the right option for your needs and lifestyle. Clear braces are a great alternative to traditional metal braces and your orthodontist will help you determine whether they are the right treatment for you.

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.

Disadvantages to clear braces:

  • Cost: Ceramic and clear braces may cost more than traditional metal braces. Your orthodontist may offer convenient payment plans to help control the costs of your treatment. Be sure to talk to your orthodontist about all of your financial options.
  • Discoloration: The clear elastic ties used with clear and ceramic braces may become slightly discolored when you drink tea, coffee, or wine, and eat certain foods or smoke, but these ties can be easily changed in a quick appoitnment if desired. 
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Clear and Confident Smiles with 3M™ Clarity™ Advanced Clear Braces

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Clarity Advanced clear braces stand out as a great choice when you want to change your smile with braces that blend in.

The translucent ceramic brackets are designed to blend in with the natural color of your teeth. This means you don’t have to wait until your braces come off to enjoy your smile. You can feel confident and smile brightly both during and after treatment.

Inspired by 3M science, Clarity Advanced clear braces are so small in size and big on comfort that you may even forget you are wearing them. They offer an aesthetic solution for adults and teens to get the healthy, beautiful smile they want.

If you are ready to change your smile and want to find out if Clarity Advanced clear braces are right for you, schedule a consultation today!

Reasons to Smile

It’s easier than you may think to get a straighter, more beautiful smile and look good doing it. Clarity Advanced clear braces are small, so they allow you to enjoy the little things in life with freedom to eat or drink whenever you want.

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Designed for Your Comfort

Clarity Advanced clear braces are small and smooth, with rounded corners to reduce rubbing and irritation.

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Virtually Unnoticeable

Clear braces are translucent to blend in with the natural color of your teeth. They resist staining and discoloration, which allows you to smile confidently.

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Convenient and Easy Care

Clear braces require no daily maintenance beyond normal brushing and flossing, and there are no trays to keep track of.

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Always In and Working

Unlike other aesthetic treatments options such as clear aligners, which need to be removed for eating and most drinking, Clarity Advanced clear braces stay in place so your treatment is always advancing.


Show Your Style

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Clarity Advanced clear braces give teens the versatility to go from blending in to being bold simply by changing ligatures (bands). Have fun finding a look that totally expresses who you are and makes you smile. With more than 20 colors to choose from, you can coordinate with life’s biggest moments while on the path to lifelong oral health.

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Are clear or ceramic braces the right choice for my smile and me?

By talking to your orthodontist, you can decide if clear or ceramic braces are the right treatment for you. Your orthodontist can provide answers to your questions and extra information explaining the benefits of each treatment. If you would like to learn more about clear braces, ceramic braces, and all of the options available to you, please contact our practice and schedule an appointment today.

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