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Clear Braces in Bryn Mawr, PA

Mastaj Orthodontics understands your concerns about braces. We know you desire a perfect smile but dislike the thought of metal brackets in your mouth. Worry no more. We have great alternatives for patients who want discreet treatment options. Our clear braces will correct any orthodontic issue without the conspicuous metal brackets. Contact us today to learn more and schedule an appointment.

What are Clear Braces?

Braces are dental treatment options used to straighten or correct a range of orthodontic issues. Unlike metal braces, clear braces are less noticeable, meaning they do not affect your appearance during treatment. Teenagers and adults concerned about their appearance prefer clear dental braces to correct teeth alignment issues such as;

  • Overbites
  • Underbite
  • Crooked teeth
  • Crowded teeth
  • Gapped teeth
  • Overlapped teeth

However, hidden braces should not be confused with Invisalign. While Invisalign can straighten your teeth, they are not as strong as clear braces. Invisalign straightens the teeth but may not correct more pronounced orthodontic issues.

Clear braces are made of ceramic or super-glass-type material. The material makes the hidden braces stronger than Invisalign. They are just as effective as the conventional metal braces.

But why would one choose one option over the other? At Mastaj Orthodontics, we prioritize helping our patients understand the two options and make an informed choice.

Clear vs metal braces – Which do you choose?

Metal and clear braces are dental appliances that use similar principles to correct orthodontic issues. Since they produce similar results, you may want to know why some patients choose no-color braces instead of metallic ones. You also want a treatment option that works best for you or your loved one.

Metal braces are the traditional option for correcting orthodontic problems. They consist of stainless steel bands, brackets, and wires. The brackets are glued to each tooth using dental glue and linked using archwires.

Metal braces are a typical treatment option for children and adolescents. Some adults and older teenagers may not like the visible metal brackets. However, metal braces have pros, which make them a preferred treatment option for specific conditions.

Pros of Metal Braces

Metal braces are strong and the most effective treatment option for pronounced orthodontic issues.

  • They are less prone to food and beverage staining
  • Metal braces are less expensive to install and maintain

Cons of Metal Braces

  • Metal braces are more noticeable than the no-color ones
  • They may cause sores when not installed correctly
  • They may cause challenges when brushing and flossing the teeth

Pros of Clear Braces

Clear braces are an advanced dental technology that straightens teeth without the conspicuous metal bracket. Patients concerned with their looks during treatment may choose the clear bracket braces due to the following advantages.

Clear braces are less noticeable during your daily activities or in photos
They do not irritate your gums to cause sores

Cons of Clear Braces

They are more susceptible to staining when patients fail to maintain the best oral hygiene practices
Clear braces may be more expensive than metal braces

Which option best suits your orthodontic needs? While metal braces are effective and less expensive, your appearance during the treatment is just as important as the perfect smile you get after an orthodontic procedure. Clear braces make an excellent alternative to the traditional metal braces.

Visit Mastaj Orthodontics for a Clear, Confident smile!

Are you looking for a discreet but effective method of aligning your teeth in Bryn Mawr? Consider the no-color braces. At Mastaj Orthodontics, we correct orthodontic problems using hidden braces, giving you a clear and confident smile during and after the treatment period. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.