CERAMIC OR CLEAR BRACES
Clear braces are a great alternative to traditional braces. This is a great option if you are concerned about aesthetics. Our adult patients find clear braces a great option for straightening teeth. They are less noticeable and eliminate the concern with how you will look wearing braces. Clear braces are small and designed with smooth surfaces, rounded contours which increases their comfortability. Not all cases can be treated with clear braces. Dr. Barakat will determine if clear or ceramic braces will be an option for your orthodontic treatment plan.
HOW DO THEY WORK?
Ceramic braces work the same as their traditional metal counterparts and they utilize all of the parts of traditional braces; the brackets, bands, elastics and archwires. Once the brackets have been placed on your teeth by our orthodontist, the metal archwire will run through each bracket and it will be held in place by the elastics. You can choose elastics of any color, or we offer translucent or pearl colored elastics if you would like to keep the visibility to a minimum.