Misaligned teeth cause various dental problems to people. It can affect the appearance of the smile and affect their bite. Various procedures are performed by the dentist to straighten the teeth, a few of which as been listed below.
Clear braces, also known as ceramic braces, are a form of traditional braces that use clear materials for brackets and wire. These brackets are available with or without a stain-resistant coating. This makes them less likely to stain during treatment.
Traditional braces are metal brackets that are glued to your teeth. They contain wires that apply pressure to them to move them into alignment. Traditional braces can be silver, gold, or metal-colored.
Traditional braces are affordable and most preferred by patients.
Invisible Braces/ Clear Aligner
Invisible braces are a type of dental braces that align your teeth without the need for metal brackets. Instead, they utilize clear, custom-designed, removable aligners that fit over your teeth.
Invisible braces are a popular orthodontic treatment for patients who want the benefits of braces but want an orthodontic treatment that is discreet.
Differences between clear braces, traditional braces and invisible braces?
Clear braces, traditional braces and invisible braces may seem different and confusing, but all serve the same purpose: to straighten your teeth.
Clear braces use ceramic or plastic brackets to straighten your teeth. These tooth-colored brackets blend into your smile, making them nearly invisible. Because these brackets are nonmetallic, they also do not stain or discolor.
Traditional braces use metal brackets. The brackets are affixed to the front of your teeth, where they are not visible at all.
Invisible braces use clear aligners. The aligners are made of transparent plastic, making them virtually invisible. The aligners are removable, allowing you to take them out to eat, drink, brush and floss.
If you haven't decided what kind of crown you want, visit us for consultation at Shepherd Dental at 915-D N Shepherd Dr. Ste. D, Houston, TX 77008 or contact us for an appointment at (713) 864-3993.