Clear braces offer a less noticeable method for shifting your teeth and bite into proper alignment. Made of durable, translucent materials, clear braces can provide an effective alternative to traditional metal brackets and wires. At True Dentistry, our dentists utilize several orthodontic methods to help our patients achieve the straight, beautiful smiles they desire. In addition to clear and metal braces, we also perform treatment with Invisalign® orthodontics. The right method for you depends upon the degree of orthodontic treatment required, your budget, and your personal preferences. During your orthodontic consultation, Dr. Joseph G. Willardsen or Dr. Richard Novick will discuss your options and help you determine the best course of action.
Benefits of Clear Braces
For qualified patients, clear braces can offer several advantages over other methods of orthodontic treatment. Typically, clear braces can be:
- A more effective or efficient method for achieving certain orthodontic goals
- Less detectable than traditional metal braces
- More comfortable than metal brackets and wires
- Less costly than treatment with Invisalign®
- Fully customized to meet the unique needs of each patient
Additionally, the clear brackets we use are very durable and designed to be stain resistant. They can even be combined with clear or white wires to maintain a totally camouflaged look.
Treatment with Clear Braces
To begin your treatment with clear braces, you must first undergo an orthodontic consultation with either Dr. Willardsen or Dr. Novick. During this appointment, your cosmetic dentist will perform a full evaluation of your orthodontic needs, examining any misalignment of your bite and teeth. Clear braces can realign nearly any variety of malocclusion, including:
- Gaps between teeth
- Overcrowded teeth
- Misplaced midlines
- Buck teeth (called overjets)
In some instances of severe misalignment, patients may require pre-treatment with metal orthodontics to create more room in the mouth for shifting teeth. Your dentist can let you know if you are a good candidate for clear braces and will describe what kind of treatment plan can deliver optimal results.
Cost of Clear Braces
If you are considering clear braces for you or members of your family, we invite you to schedule a free consultation! Our fees are lower than most orthodontist offices in the area. Typically, clear braces cost less than Invisalign® and more than metal braces, though the exact expense of treatment depends upon the unique treatment plan developed for you. During your consultation, you can receive precise price quotations for the options that are available to you so that you can make the most informed decision about your care. Orthodontics are often considered a significant investment, and in order to make all of our dental services more affordable for our patients, we offer several different payment and financing options. Our knowledgeable team is happy to explain all of the avenues for payment assistance that are available to you when you visit our office.
If you would like to learn more about clear braces or any of the other orthodontic services we offer, please contact True Dentistry to schedule a consultation.