How To Straighten Your Teeth With Clear Braces

woman wearing clear braces

Braces are still considered the most effective way to straighten crooked or misaligned teeth. 

They have been around for decades and are used globally in the field of orthodontics. But, they can restrict the types of food that can be enjoyed and some patients are bothered by their appearance. Either of these reasons can make someone shy away from metal braces, preventing them from getting the smile they wish they had.

For this reason, orthodontists developed various products that fix crooked teeth without having to wear metal braces. With today’s advancements in technology, straightening teeth with removable, clear braces is a more convenient and discreet treatment option.

What are Clear Braces Made Of?

At Brookhaven Orthodontics we use 3M Clarity Advanced Clear Ceramic brackets. Clear braces are a popular alternative to metal braces that are used to straighten crooked teeth. These clear aligners are molded to fit your teeth and correct misaligned misshapen teeth over a period of time to give you your perfect smile! 

Are There Different Types Of Invisible Braces?

At Brookhaven Orthodontics, Dr. Cox stays connected with the latest options and technology to offer you the best tools. As a result, we offer more than one option for clear aligners. Spark clear aligners are made of the latest aligner material to provide a more comfortable aligner. We also offer Invisalign® aligners for those looking for name brand recognition in their clear braces. 

Are Clear Braces Really Invisible?

Yes, the best feature of clear braces is that they are barely noticeable. Our custom-made aligners are transparent and practically invisible over your teeth. Even though this method of straightening your teeth without braces is practically invisible, there can be situations when you may still feel self-conscious when they are being worn, such as important meetings, parties, or certain social gatherings. Don’t worry – these braces are also removable during times when you may prefer to not wear them.

What Not To Eat With Clear Braces

In most cases, having braces means changing the types of foods you eat because braces are not removable without the assistance of an orthodontist. Some foods, like bagels, popcorn, caramel, and hard candies, can damage braces. Because clear braces are removable, there is no need to worry about foods affecting treatment, meaning your diet does not need to change with the use of clear braces.

Lastly, clear braces are available for all ages. You can participate in as many sports and physical activities as you please while undergoing this teeth straightening treatment!

Clear Braces for Teens

Teenage girl wearing clear braces

The dedicated team at Brookhaven Orthodontics understands that metal braces may sometimes get in the way of a teenager’s social life and we want the journey of straighter teeth to be comfortable, and filled with confidence. That is why we offer invisible braces for teens.

You will have a series of custom-made clear aligners that are fully removable, comfortable, durable and no one has to know they tagged along with you and your friends on Friday night.

Restrictions on Clear Braces

Clear braces are not available for all patients. Typically, clear braces can correct mild to moderate teeth crookedness due to overcrowding, but severe crookedness or overcrowding of teeth will require braces. Keep in mind that there are other alternatives to straightening your teeth without braces such as retainers and expanders. Above all, it’s important to discuss all the options available with your orthodontist when it comes to straightening your crooked teeth.

Brookhaven Orthodontics

As orthodontists in Georgia, Dr. Stan Cox have been treating the patients at their Brookhaven or Alpharetta dental offices with the best treatment options. Contact Brookhaven Orthodontics today to discuss your options in obtaining the smile of your dreams!