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smilepointingHave you been looking for a way to straighten your smile that will not interfere with your appearance or cause you to alter your daily habits much? If so, you may wish to consider the benefits of clear braces. Not quite sure what to expect from this treatment? Similar to traditional braces, this orthodontic system shifts your teeth into proper alignment for a more esthetically pleasing smile, as well as potentially improved oral health. Perhaps you are more interested in how the system works and how it may benefit you. If so, look over the following information for a clearer understanding of how our Invisalign or ClearCorrect braces may improve your smile:

Clear Braces Do Not Require Brackets

You may assume that you will simply be wearing traditional braces that rely on the use of clear brackets and clear wires. However, this is not the case. The term we use to describe the orthodontic system can be confusing. Actually, you will be wearing a series of clear, plastic aligner trays that fit securely over your teeth. We will take impressions of your top and bottom teeth, which will be used to craft your series of trays. You will wear one after another in the series until your teeth have shifted into alignment.

Aligner Trays Offer Many Benefits

Obviously, you are likely excited to hear that the trays are clear – most people will not notice you are wearing them. In addition to their cosmetic value, clear braces also offer the following benefits:

  • They are made out of smooth plastic for minimal irritation
  • You can take them in and out of your mouth for convenient eating and daily brushing and flossing
  • Trays will not inhibit you from speaking clearly – you will adjust quickly to having them in your mouth


At Rodem Tree Dental, you and your family can expect to receive the latest in quality dental care. Dr. Ellen Nam and our team want to help you improve the health and beauty of your smile. To schedule an appointment, call our office at 972-475-2321. We proudly service patients in Rowlett, Rockwall, Garland, Wylie, and Sachse.