When you get braces, you are making a long-term investment in your appearance. You realize that your smile influences the way that other people see you and treat you. So, you accept the temporary discomfort that comes from wearing braces because you understand that the future payoff is worth it.
Clear braces provide a unique alternative to traditional metal braces. In most cases, they can correct a person’s smile just as effectively as metal braces. However, they have the benefit of allowing you to smile and show off your teeth without having an extremely visible tooth-correcting apparatus.
Clear braces are made of ceramic. To be fair, both metal braces and clear braces can straighten your teeth. However, ceramic braces have some unbeatable benefits. For example:
- They are clear
- They are more discreet
- They can still shift the teeth effectively
Clear braces are ideal for teenagers who are self-conscious about their appearance and do not want to further detract from their appearance by using metal braces. They are also ideal for adults who want to correct their teeth later in life, but do not want metal braces to detract from their ability to perform in the business world.
One of the only downsides of clear braces is that they are more fragile. This is because they are made of ceramic, which is less durable than metal. However, if patients take care not to eat hard foods and not to put any hard objects in their mouths, then the likelihood of their clear braces breaking is minimal.
Although clear braces are still braces, they are significantly less noticeable. This allows people to undergo orthodontic correction in a more discreet way, giving them confidence to still do the things they love.
Taking steps to straighten your teeth and improve your smile will not only improve your oral health, but it will also improve the way that you feel about yourself. It will change the way that people treat you and put you on the path to success.
At Pack Orthodontics, our orthodontist’s goal is to help people in the Murfreesboro, Shelbyville and surrounding areas smile brighter, whether it be with traditional metal braces, clear braces or another form of orthodontic treatment. During a consultation at our office in Murfreesboro or Shelbyville, our orthodontist can help you determine which form of correction is right for you. Contact us today to schedule an appointment to learn more.