Ceramic braces are the same size and shape as metal braces, except that they have tooth-colored or clear brackets that blend in to teeth. Clear braces are a cosmetic alternative to metal braces that blend in better with your teeth and are less noticeable. They are a great option for those who want braces but don’t want them to show and also for those who are not candidates for Invisalign but still desire a less visible solution.
Invisalign is a type of orthodontic treatment that straightens teeth in lieu of typical metal braces. Invisalign has become quite a popular product in the orthodontics world. With this type of treatment, patients are given a series of custom-created clear plastic aligners that guide your teeth by shifting them in the right alignment.
Adults in particular seem to prefer these type of braces for aesthetic reasons as metal braces are often worn by teens and young adults. Invisalign allows you to smile without it being obvious you’re in orthodontic treatment.
Clarity® is a clear aligner system used to straighten teeth as an alternative to traditional braces. They were designed by the company 3M. Similar to other clear aligner brands (like Invisalign®) available to dentists or orthodontists certified to offer them to their patients, Clarity® straightens teeth using a series of clear, custom-made, removable aligners that gradually move teeth a little bit at a time, eventually correcting the teeth and smile to elicit a new, revitalized look.
Traditional metal braces are the most common type of braces and are more comfortable today than ever before. Made of high-grade stainless steel, metal braces straighten teeth using metal brackets and archwires. With metal braces, you have the option of adding colored elastics (rubber bands) for a more unique and colorful smile.