Having braces doesn't require metal brackets and wires anymore. In fact, many of today's braces are made from either clear or natural tooth colored materials to provide patients with an attractive, less noticeable alternative to traditional braces.
What is the difference between clear braces and clear aligners?
Clear braces are the same as traditional metal braces except that they are clear! Clear braces are a less noticeable alternative to traditional metal braces and provide patients with an equally effective treatment.
Clear aligners (Invisalign) are different from clear braces. Clear aligners are pieces of hard plastic that are designed to fit into your mouth like a mouthguard.
At Hurd and Tomson Orthodontics, there is no difference in the cost of clear or metal braces.
Why choose clear braces?
As with any orthodontic treatment, it is important to choose the right option for your needs and lifestyle. Clear braces are a great alternative to traditional metal braces and Dr Hurd and Dr. Tomson will help you determine whether they are the right treatment for you.
Ceramic braces and clear braces are much less noticeable than traditional metal braces. Clear and ceramic braces offer an aesthetic alternative for patients seeking options other than traditional metal braces. Of course that doesn't mean you can't pick bright and fun colours for your elastics with your clear braces - as many of our patients do!
If you would like to learn more about clear braces, ceramic braces, and all of the options available to you, please contact our practice and schedule an appointment today.