Say Hello to Your Confident, Beautiful Smile
At Jensen Orthodontic Arts, we’re happy to offer clear braces to help you get the smile you deserve.
You want a straighter, more beautiful smile — but to fit your lifestyle, you need a more comfortable, aesthetically pleasing treatment option than traditional braces.
What Are Clear Braces?
Similar to traditional metal braces, ceramic braces — also known as ceramic or tooth-colored braces — use brackets and wires to move your teeth into their correct position. These ceramic braces are comfortable enough that you’ll barely notice you’re wearing them — and they blend in with your smile, so everyone else will barely notice, too.
Clear braces are made of clear or tooth-colored ceramic brackets and wires, making them much less noticeable than metal braces. The brackets attach to your teeth and connect by wires that apply gentle pressure to gradually shift your teeth into the desired position.
You’ll experience all the benefits of traditional braces, with the added plus of a low profile that you’ll love.
How Do Ceramic Braces Work?
Ceramic braces work by applying constant pressure to the teeth, gradually shifting them into the desired position. Dr. Jensen will first take a mold of your teeth to create custom brackets that fit your teeth precisely.
He’ll then apply the brackets to your teeth using a special adhesive and attach an archwire that runs through the brackets. As you progress through treatment, Dr. Jensen will adjust the archwire as necessary to keep your teeth headed in the right direction.
How Do Ceramic Braces Differ from Traditional Metal Braces?
The main difference you’ll notice between ceramic braces and traditional metal braces is the material used for the brackets. Ceramic braces use a clear or tooth-colored ceramic material that blends in with your teeth, leading to that awesome low profile.
Traditional metal braces, on the other hand, use metal brackets and wires that are much more noticeable.
One other difference between ceramics and traditional braces is that ceramic braces tend to be slightly more fragile than metal braces. This means they may require more frequent adjustments.
Are Clear Braces Right for You?
Ceramic braces are a great option if you want a more discreet orthodontic treatment option. They are particularly popular among teenagers and adults who are self-conscious about wearing traditional metal braces.
However, it’s important to note that ceramic braces may not be suitable for everyone. Dr. Jensen and the team are committed to empowering our patients and would never want you to go into a treatment uninformed.
They tend to be more fragile than metal braces, which can make them more difficult to maintain. Additionally, they may not be suitable for more complex orthodontic cases, as they may not be able to provide the same level of force as metal braces.
What Are the Benefits of Ceramic Braces?
Clear ceramic braces offer several benefits compared to traditional metal braces:
- Less noticeable: The clear or tooth-colored brackets blend in with your teeth, making them less noticeable than metal braces.
- Effective: Ceramic braces are just as effective as traditional metal braces in correcting a range of orthodontic issues, including crooked teeth, crowded teeth, and bite problems.
- Comfortable: We design our ceramic braces to be comfortable to wear. Their smaller, rounded brackets and softer ceramic material make them less likely to cause irritation to the gums and cheeks than metal braces.
- Hygienic: Ceramic braces are easy to clean and maintain, helping to prevent plaque buildup and tooth decay during treatment.
Talk to Us About Clear Braces
At Jensen Orthodontic Arts, we offer a variety of orthodontic treatment options, including ceramic braces, to help you achieve the straight, beautiful smile you've always wanted. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and find out if ceramic braces are the right choice for you.