It’s not uncommon to hear from patients that they’re concerned about the appearance during orthodontic treatments, specifically braces. We’re lucky that now there are more options than the traditional metal braces that patients tend to dislike. Clear braces and clear aligner trays are both great options for patients who would like more subtle treatment options. Dr. Durham is excited to offer something for everyone seeking orthodontic treatment, and he understands the importance of being confident in your appearance during that treatment. 

Clear Ceramic Braces

At Durham Orthodontics, we offer Clarity ADVANCED Ceramic Braces by 3M Unitek. These are clear ceramic braces that work very similarly to traditional metal braces. Except, rather than metal, the materials are made from clear ceramic that provides a much less noticeable treatment option than traditional metal braces. These transparent, ceramic braces combine durability and comfort into one compact, subtle design. Not only does Clarity ADVANCED match the color of your teeth, it also helps reduce stains throughout your treatment, so you can smile with confidence before, during, and after your braces come off. These natural-colored brackets blend in with a patient’s teeth to provide a subtle treatment option that many people love. 

Clear Aligners 

Another popular orthodontic treatment option is clear aligner trays – often known by the brand name Invisalign. A patient wears a series of flexible clear aligner trays to gently move their teeth into the ideal position. A set of aligners is custom-made to fit each individual patient’s needs. The trays apply gentle pressure to the patient’s teeth to slowly move them into place to achieve desired results. Fewer office visits are required with this option because there are no wires to tighten. Instead, the patient just pops a new tray in their mouth every couple of weeks. The very best part about clear aligners is that they are virtually invisible. Many people won’t even be able to tell you’re wearing them. 

Adult Braces

You may think that orthodontics is just for children or teenagers. Nothing could be further from the truth! We see many, many adult patients who are seeking to correct or perfect their smiles. Some patients had braces as a child and have seen their teeth move out of their ideal placement as they have aged. Other patients never had orthodontic treatment as a kid and are ready to correct something that may have been an insecurity of theirs for years. No matter the reason an adult might seek out orthodontics, clear aligners and clear ceramic braces are often an ideal choice for adult treatment. 

Get Started with Durham Orthodontics

Let us know what other questions you have about clear braces. Having confidence in your appearance is important. We want everyone to be as happy with their looks as possible during treatment. There’s no reason to be insecure about your smile with braces. Let our team show you what options will work best for you! Contact us today with questions or to schedule an appointment.