Clear and ceramic braces

Clear and Ceramic Braces

Traditional braces are a common sight in many teenage mouths and come in a number of colors and styles for the fashion conscious. 

Silver braces For adults, however, the idea of having a mouthful of bright, shining or colorful metal is not so appealing. 

Now, with clear and ceramic braces, straightening teeth is just as effective, but much more discreet. Clear or ceramic braces are made of tooth colored materials to provide patients with an attractive, less noticeable alternative to traditional metal braces
Dr. Sunstein will consult with you on your orthodontic needs, goals, and preferences when working with you on a personalized orthodontic plan. 

Many factors can help decide whether clear / ceramic braces, lingual braces, Invisalign, or traditional braces are right for you. Cost, tooth and bone alignment, lifestyle, personal preference and more will be taken into consideration.


Clear or ceramic braces work to align teen or adult teeth just as quickly as traditional metal braces. 

The clear brackets themselves will not become stained or discolored, but the ligature (elastic) ties that go around the bracket can occasionally become discolored, so proper dental care and brushing is important. 

Brightly colored ligature tie options are also available, for those seeking a more colorful look.
Clear or ceramic braces are also slightly more fragile than traditional metal braces, so more care should be taken to avoid damage to them. 

The brackets themselves are small and smooth. Invisalign or Lingual Braces Life with clear or ceramic braces (as with other braces) does not have to be much different than normal. Orthodontic braces treatment can fit into your normal, active lifestyle. 

You can still sing, play a musical instrument, kiss, and dine out wearing braces. For sports activities, it is a good idea to wear a mouth guard / lip protector. Ask Dr. Sunstein about your options and his recommendations for your specific sport.
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