Clear Bracket BracesAt Amborn Orthodontics, we want to fully inform our patients about their options when it comes to braces. Clear braces brackets are a relatively new innovation that are an appealing choice if you value highly the function and appearance of your smile. The absence of metal in your mouth can be a great relief, and we are prepared to help you move forward with clear brackets when it comes to your choice of braces.
Benefits Of Clear Bracket Braces
For a long time, traditional braces have come with the stigma of a metal mouth. But, with clear bracket braces, such as Damon Clear braces, we have noticed our patients gain confidence from a smile that looks better. In addition to the cosmetic benefit, clear braces also offer many of the advantages of their traditional alternatives. Your teeth are kept in alignment, gather less plaque, and do not overlap. It is much easier to keep dental decay and gum disease away from a mouth with neatly arranged teeth that makes for easier brushing and flossing.
Why Choose Clear Over Traditional Braces?
Aside from the obvious visual advantage of having a clean smile, the adhesive that our dentists use with clear bracket braces is much more gentle than the type used with metal bracket braces. This protects your enamel and helps to prevent cavities from forming behind the brackets. Once the brackets need removal, the softer adhesive also makes the bracket removal easier on you. Our patients also say that clear bracket braces feel more comfortable in their mouths. You will not worry about your mouth getting scratched by metal and you will feel less of a need for dental wax.
What About Clear Aligners?
Clear aligners are another popular alternative to traditional braces. While they can work for some patients, not everyone is a candidate. In addition, while clear aligners are removable, making it easier to eat and clean your teeth, there is a risk of misplacing them, or the temptation to take them out for longer than you should. With clear bracket braces, you have the benefit of nearly invisible braces, and you don't have to worry about losing them. Read more about aligners vs. braces.
Downsides Of Choosing Clear Bracket Braces
While you may initially think that clear bracket braces are the obvious choice over their traditional metal alternative, there are a few areas where they come up short. The first issue is that they are often more costly than metal bracket braces. Clear braces can become discolored or stained over time depending on what you regularly eat or drink. The time they must spend in your mouth may be longer because of the way their brackets can create friction against the wires. Finally, they are simply more delicate than their metal rivals and are occasionally prone to breakage problems.
Taking Care Of Your Clear Bracket Braces
To keep that natural look of your clear braces, we recommend that you take great care of them. To avoid discoloration, try not to overdo your consumption of food and drinks like tomato sauce, curry, red wine, and coffee. Smoking too much can also stain the ligatures, so this is a habit you should consider quitting before you get your braces. Make sure to continue your oral hygiene routine of regular brushing and to get those areas behind the brackets after each meal to avoid food getting stuck there.
For blending your braces into your smile, it is hard to go wrong with clear bracket braces. Whether you are a child or adult, clear braces can do wonders for your self-confidence as you take care of your teeth alignment. If you are interested and believe that clear bracket braces could be the right choice for you, call us today at (503) 967-9887.