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Sparks: Clear Braces

Clear braces have been growing in popularity over the years and are a good alternative for individuals who need braces but don’t want them to be noticeable. They are also a popular option because they provide effective treatment and require less maintenance than other teeth alignment treatments like clear aligner trays.

Looking to improve your smile with a trusted dentist near Sparks, NV? At Absolute Dental, our orthodontists can help you correct dental concerns with quality clear braces. Get in touch to learn more.

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What Are Clear Braces, And Who Should Use Them?

Clear braces are orthodontic dental devices that help individuals correct teeth issues. Some people might confuse clear braces with clear aligners, but these are two different types of dental devices. Clear aligners are tray-like tools that you can adhere to and remove from your teeth. 

Clear braces, on the other hand, are similar to traditional metal braces but made of clear materials, so they are much less noticeable. 

Similarly to metal braces, clear braces attach right to your teeth. However, a porcelain bracket that matches your tooth’s color is used instead of metal brackets. The metal wiring of traditional braces is also swapped out for white archwire. Like traditional metal braces, clear braces are routinely tightened to help adjust your teeth. 

Correct With Confidence

Because of their discrete nature, clear braces are a popular choice for teens and adults. These types of braces are less noticeable than traditional metal braces and can provide more comfort and easier maintenance. Because of their discrete nature, users can feel more confident in their smiles. 

What Orthodontic Conditions Are Treated With Clear Braces?

Clear braces are used to treat a variety of oral health concerns. While braces are often regarded as a cosmetic procedure, they can be crucial for individuals who have bite, spacing, or overcrowding issues.

The following are common issues clear braces are used to correct: 

  • Issues with your alignment
  • Gapped teeth 
  • Overcrowding or spacing concerns
  • Overbite
  • Underbite
  • Crossbites — this is when your lower teeth sit on the outside of your upper teeth
  • Open bites — this is when your upper and lower front teeth do not touch or overlap

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Advantages Of Clear Braces

There are some major advantages of opting for clear braces that simply can’t be overlooked. Considering these advantages is vital to making the right oral health decision. 

They Are Discreet

The biggest advantage of clear braces is that they are discreet. Unlike metal braces, clear braces are hard to notice. Orthodontists have improved the look and feel of clear braces, providing a subtle way to correct your smile without drawing too much attention. 

They Are Comfortable

Because metal wiring and brackets are not used, you may experience a more comfortable feeling when wearing clear braces than traditional metal braces. For example, clear braces will not cut up the inside of your gums like traditional metal braces can do. 

Disadvantages Of Clear Braces 

You will still have to deal with some downsides if you opt to go with clear braces instead of traditional metal braces. However, that comes with the territory of any orthodontic device. Below are some of the disadvantages of clear braces. 

Clear Braces Are More Prone To Staining

Braces that are clear or lighter in color are more prone to staining issues. Generally, it is best to avoid dark-colored foods that cause stains, including coffee, teas, darker-colored food and drink, tomato sauce, and red wine. 

They Are More Fragile

Naturally, clear braces are more fragile and more prone to breaking than traditional metal braces. Because of this, it’s important to maintain and clean them carefully and keep up with appointments if an issue does occur.

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How To Take Care Of Your Clear Braces

If you have clear braces, your daily oral hygiene routine will need to include a couple of extra steps.  

You still need to brush and floss your teeth daily to keep them clean. However, for many people, switching to a Waterpik can be helpful in getting food out of hard-to-reach places. 

Finally, avoid foods and drinks that stain, as well as tacky, sticky, or crunchy foods like caramel, gum, sticky candy, and chewy foods that can get caught in your braces. 

Cost And Insurance Coverage

Ceramic, clear braces cost more than traditional metal bracket braces. The cost of ceramic braces can range anywhere from $3,000 to $7,000, whereas traditional metal braces generally run much lower than that. 

Depending on your insurance provider, clear braces may be covered under your dental policy. Speaking with your insurance provider to learn more about coverage options, costs, and out-of-pocket expenses is essential. 

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Clear Braces at Absolute Dental 

Want to learn more about dental braces and the type of brace treatment options we offer, or have questions about your oral health? Get in touch to schedule your appointment at Absolute Dental in Sparks. Braces and follow-up appointments are available.

We Accept Most Dental Insurance

Absolute Dental is a preferred provider for most insurances, unions, and hotels that include: Aetna, Ameritas, Boon-Chapman, Caesars Palace, Cigna, Delta Dental, Diversified, Geha, Guardian, Harrah’s, HealthSCOPE Benefits, Health Plan of Nevada (HPN), Humana, Liberty, Met-Life, MGM-MIRAGE, Premier Access, The Standard, Station Casinos, Teachers Health Trust, United Concordia, United Healthcare, Venetian, and The Zenith. We also accept Medicaid.

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Clear Braces FAQs

Clear braces are not as noticeable as metal braces and can be a good alternative for individuals wanting a discreet yet effective treatment option. 

Yes, you can eat and drink normally. However, you should steer clear of foods that stain, sticky candies, and overly chewy foods to prevent damage to your braces and impact on your treatment. 

As with metal braces, clear braces use rubber bands, which should be changed about 2 – 3 times daily, usually after you eat or brush your teeth.

Sources: 

Begum, J. (2023). What Is a Waterpik?

How Much Do Braces Cost? (2024). 

Sachdev, P. (2021). What to Know About a Crossbite.

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