Yes, clear braces are possible and you have a couple of different options in our Indianapolis dentist office:
- Invisalign - clear aligners, which are full, non-metal orthodontic appliances that most people think of with "clear braces
- Ceramic braces - like traditional metal braces, but made of ceramic instead, which is more like normal teeth and so seems "clear"
The only part of the braces that are visible from a short distance is the wire! 'Alright, this won’t be so bad.' I think to myself." -ceramic braces patient
WHILE MOST PEOPLE THINK OF "INVISALIGN" WHEN THEY THINK OF CLEAR BRACES, THERE ARE OTHER BRANDS SUCH AS "CLEAR CORRECT" THAT MAY BE ANOTHER OPTION DR. REESE RECOMMENDS. THEY ARE A SIMILAR TYPE OF TECHNOLOGY, BUT WORK THE SAME WAY. BOTH ARE CONSIDERED "CLEAR ALIGNERS" OR "CLEAR BRACES".
Ceramic braces are just like normal metal braces except that the brackets are made of ceramics instead of metal. This makes them slightly less obvious and makes the wire the only metal in the mouth. But the wire is so small that unless you're really close, even the wire is not that noticeable.
If you've been thinking about getting braces as an adult or have a child who is getting ready to enter middle school that you'd like to review for braces, please check out our before and after braces of Dr. Reese's orthodontic work in Indianapolis.
Customized care is a hallmark of everyone’s treatment at Indianapolis Dentistry. Dr. Reese offers orthodontics for children and adults and is happy to offer you an orthodontic evaluation to discuss your particular concerns and options. Drop us a call at 317-882-0228 or email today!