Invisible Braces,
Visible Smiles

Clear braces offer a less noticeable way to polish up your smile. These braces use tooth-colored or transparent brackets that blend in with your teeth. Your friends, family, or coworkers are less likely to see them!

What Are Clear Braces?

Clear braces are an orthodontic solution designed to be less noticeable than traditional metal braces. Made from ceramic or composite materials, these brackets blend with the natural color of your teeth.

They offer you a better looking and less obvious option if you’re seeking orthodontic treatment. Despite their subtle appearance, clear braces provide the same great results as metal braces in correcting dental misalignments.

These braces are excellent for adults and teens who want to improve their smiles without the conspicuous look of metal brackets.

Clear braces use tooth-colored or transparent brackets bonded to each tooth and connected by an archwire.

How Clear Braces Work

Clear braces operate similarly to traditional metal braces by applying consistent tension to move your teeth where they ought to be. They consist of clear or tooth-colored brackets bonded to the front of each tooth.

These brackets are connected by an archwire, which Dr. Ragan will periodically adjust to keep the tension working during your treatment.

Elastics may also secure the wire to the brackets and help fine-tune tooth movement. You may not see your braces (and you aren’t supposed to). But what you will see is a brighter, more confident smile.

Braces Treatment Options

Visible Advantages of Invisible Braces

Clear braces give you discreet treatment and very visible results. Here are some key benefits that make them a popular choice for orthodontic treatment.


Aesthetic Appeal

Clear braces are designed to blend in with your natural teeth. They’re great at hiding from prying eyes.

If you’re a working person who doesn’t want everyone asking questions about your treatment, clear braces are an excellent choice. The discreet look of clear braces allows you to smile without worrying about having “metal mouth.”

Effective Treatment

Despite their subtle appearance, clear braces are just as awesome as metal braces in orthodontic problems. They can handle misalignments, gaps, and bite problems.

They use the same mechanism of brackets and wires to apply continuous tension and move your teeth where they need to be.



Clear braces can be paired with tooth-colored or clear elastics and archwires. This level of customization helps to make your orthodontic treatment as unobtrusive as possible, allowing you to focus on your daily activities without feeling self-conscious about your braces.

Clear vs. Metal Braces

Clear braces and metal braces both realign your teeth. But, they do have some distinct differences. Here are three key attributes to consider when choosing between clear and metal braces.


Aesthetic Appearance

Clear braces are made from ceramic materials that mesh with the color of your teeth. It’s a hush-hush look is ideal for adults and teens who prefer a subtle orthodontic treatment.

On the other hand, metal braces use stainless steel brackets that are more visible but can be customized with colorful elastics for a fun touch.


Metal braces are known for their strength and durability, making them resistant to breakage and ideal for complex dental issues.

Clear braces are slightly more fragile due to the ceramic materials. This means they may require extra care to avoid damage, but they still provide reliable results for most orthodontic treatments.



Metal braces are typically more affordable than clear braces, making them popular for budget-conscious patients.

Clear braces are more expensive due to the materials and additional customization options. However, many patients find the extra cost worth it for the aesthetic benefits and discreet appearance of clear braces.

Clear up Your Smile Today

At Ragan Orthodontics, we offer both clear and metal braces to meet your unique needs. Whether you prioritize aesthetics, durability, or cost, we have the right solution for you.

Schedule your free consultation today and let Dr. Ragan help you choose the best treatment to achieve a beautiful, confident smile.