Do Clear Braces Work?

Do clear braces work as well as traditional braces?

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The answer is that clear braces CAN work as well

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Traditional metal braces are the standard. Clear ceramic braces work similarly to metal braces, and are not as visible. Because of some characteristics in the materials you often can't apply as much force, so it might take slightly longer. There is also the option of lingual braces such as Incognito which are completely hidden on the back fo your teeth.

Atlanta Orthodontist

Clear vs regular braces

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Yes, for the most part, clear braces work as well as regular metal braces... there are a few things that metal braces correct "better" but if you prefer the clear, go ahead and get them! your treatment will not be affected

Mojdah Akhavan, DDS
San Diego Orthodontist

Clear braces

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clear braces work as well as metal braces, its really that simple. The choice is purely based on  esthetics.

Hasan Othman, DDS, MS, PhD
Lombard Orthodontist

Clear Braces, Metal Braces, Gold Braces, Invisalign

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Absolutely. Clear braces work exactly the same as traditional metal braces. Just make sure you see an orthodontist rather than a general dentist as they have advanced training beyond dental school to learn the proper way to align and straighten teeth.

Clear braces are wonderful for adults who want something less noticeable. Don't expect them to be invisible however. If you truly want something people can't see, go with Invisalign but expect to pay almost $1000 more.

Best of luck and enjoy your smile!

Todd Barnett, DMD
Akron Orthodontist

Clear braces vs Invisalign?

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Braces are brackets and come in tooth colored ceramics or metal. Invisalign is a clear tray that can get similar results, but is not considered the same as clear braces. People often use the terms interchangeably, but create some confusion.

All experienced dental professionals can tell you which method works best in your situation.

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