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Clear Braces in Santee, CA


Clear braces are an alternative to traditional braces. They are designed with adults and older teens who need braces in mind. These braces act exactly as traditional braces do; however, the brackets are made from light-colored composite materials that blend with your natural tooth color better than metal braces. These materials are a bit more brittle than their metal counterparts so therefore they are not recommended for children.

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The brackets are larger than the metal ones and require small bands to hold them to the archwire. You may choose a “frosted” or white archwire and bands, so it is less obvious. Since the bands are light in color, they may stain, but they are changed out monthly when you get an adjustment, so it isn’t a big problem. Because clear braces are not as strong as metal braces, the pressure applied is slower and more gradual.

Some patients chose to only use the clear brackets on the most visible teeth and use traditional braces on the rest of the mouth. This can cut down on the cost significantly.

Because clear braces are so discreet, many older teens and adults feel more confident about straightening their teeth than they would otherwise. Getting your teeth straightened results in a healthier mouth and body. Gums in the mouth fit more snugly when the teeth are properly aligned, lessening the danger of inflammation and periodontal disease. Teeth can more easily chip or break if they are misaligned. By wearing braces and straightening their teeth, patients can prevent the need for costly restorations that result from misaligned teeth. Clear braces allow an opportunity to straighten teeth discreetly and therefore, raise your confidence in everyday life.

If you think you need braces but aren’t excited about wearing traditional braces, call us today. We will let you know what your options are and help you chose the exact right option for you.

Call us today and schedule your appointment! 619-749-4033.

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