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what-exactly-are-clear-bracesWhen you want a straighter smile, but aren’t sure about wearing metal braces every day to work or school, then your dentist might suggest Invisalign® or ClearCorrect®, two systems of clear braces that straighten crooked teeth comfortably and discreetly. Clear braces are a series of custom-made, clear acrylic aligners that fit comfortably and securely over your teeth. For patients who wish for straighter smiles but hesitate to opt for metal braces, clear braces may be the optimal solution.

How do clear braces work?

Clear braces operate on the same orthodontic principles of traditional braces, meaning they’re designed to slowly shift crooked teeth into straighter, more symmetrical positions. However, instead of brackets and wires, clear aligners are designed in a series, with each aligner crafted to move teeth a certain degree. As you cycle through each aligner, your teeth will follow a prescribed path of movement in a more convenient and inconspicuous manner.

Are the aligners really invisible?

For both Invisalign® and ClearCorrect®, each aligner is made from clear, virtually invisible acrylic, and is custom-designed to conform to the shape and curve of your teeth and dental ridges. When in place, your aligners will be undetectable even by people who are standing close by.

What are the benefits of wearing clear braces?

One of the biggest benefits of clear braces is the fact that they keep your orthodontic treatment discreet. Choosing Invisalign® or ClearCorrect® instead of orthodontic braces also offers a number of other advantages, including:

  • Greater comfort
  • More confidence, even during treatment
  • No need for diet changes, since the aligners are removable
  • Easier, more effective teeth-cleaning
  • And more