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2137 E County Rd 540A
Lakeland, FL 33813
We are in the Publix shopping center on the corner of 540A and Lakeland Highlands Rd.

Clear Braces for Crooked Teeth

Posted on 5/9/2022 by Thomas Plunkett DMD
Clear Braces for Crooked TeethCrooked teeth can be a real pain, both literally and figuratively. Not only are they difficult to clean, but they can also cause discomfort. If you are looking for an alternative to traditional metal braces, clear braces may be the right choice for crooked teeth. Unlike metal options, these aligners are made of a translucent material that is virtually invisible when worn. Here is what you need to know about them.

How Do Clear Braces Work?

Clear braces have plastic or ceramic brackets attached to the front surfaces of the teeth. A thin wire runs through the brackets, and the wire is tightened periodically to move the teeth into alignment gradually. In addition, clear braces can be customized with colored elastic bands to match your natural tooth color. As a result, clear braces offer an aesthetically pleasing option for people who want a straighter smile. Your orthodontist will typically adjust your braces every 4-6 weeks to continue moving your teeth. The entire process usually takes about 9-15 months, depending on the severity of your case. 

Benefits of Using Clear Braces

There are several benefits of using clear braces over traditional metal options. First, as the name implies, they are much less noticeable. If you are concerned about your appearance during treatment, clear braces can give you the confidence you need to smile without worry. In addition, clear braces are made of a comfortable material that won't irritate your gums or cause discomfort. They are also easier to clean than metal braces, which can trap food and bacteria. As a result, clear braces offer both an aesthetic and functional advantage over traditional options.

If you are considering clear braces for your crooked teeth, consult with an experienced orthodontist. They will be able to assess your case and recommend the best treatment option for you. If you have any questions or concerns, do not hesitate to ask our team. We are here to help you achieve the smile of your dreams!

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