Our smiles say a lot about us, and having crooked or misaligned teeth can affect how confident you feel. Studies have shown that people with straighter teeth have more social, relationship, and career advantages. If you’re considering braces to straighten your teeth, you can choose between Invisalign® or ceramic braces if you’d prefer them to be clear. Which option is better for your needs depends on the problems with your teeth, but the differences between them can help you and our orthodontist in Dallas decide which type of clear braces to choose.
Invisalign® braces use a clear tray to align teeth. The tray is removable for brushing and flossing your teeth as well as eating and drinking. The clear trays must be worn for a set amount of time each day and must be replaced every two weeks. The series of transparent trays are used to gradually adjust your teeth and are comfortable to wear, causing less irritation. They are also the least noticeable of the two because of the clear tray aspect. Invisalign® is used to treat less extensive dental issues such as crooked or gapped teeth as well as overbites, underbites, and open bites.
Ceramic braces are like traditional metal braces except the brackets are made of clear ceramic. The process is the same and the wires are adjusted periodically to align your teeth. These clear braces are usually adjusted every so often and are not removable because they are bonded to teeth like traditional metal braces.
Which Option is Best?
Ultimately, Invisalign® and ceramic braces use different techniques to align teeth, and they also offer different benefits and aesthetic results. If you’re interested in clear braces, learn more about Invisalign® and your other options during a consultation at Ragan Orthodontics in Dallas. Contact us today to book an orthodontic appointment and learn more.