Clear Braces in Churubusco, IN
A Discreet Alternative to Metal Braces
Over 4 million patients in the United States wear braces to help correct a variety of orthodontic issues. However, many patients avoid treatment with metal braces due to their unattractive appearance.
Thanks to clear braces, you can now discreetly enjoy the benefits of braces without sacrificing your comfort or beautiful smile. This treatment option is available for all patients who qualify for braces, so almost anyone can enjoy this virtually invisible orthodontic solution.
At Turtle Town Dental, our dentist Dr. Bixler is proud to offer this inconspicuous alternative to metal braces to patients in the Churubusco, Fort Wayne, and Albion, IN areas. The attractive, transparent appearance of clear braces will support your self-confidence while addressing any number of orthodontic issues.
What Are Clear Braces?
Clear braces are similar to traditional metal braces, but consist of clear or tooth-colored brackets and wires for a more discreet appearance. Made from clear ceramic, these braces will never stain or discolor and can be customized to match the shade of your teeth.
Benefits of Clear Braces
There are several benefits to clear braces that metal braces can’t match, including:
- Discreet Appearance: Clear braces are much less noticeable than metal braces, so patients can achieve straight teeth without sacrificing their beautiful smiles.
- Comfortable Fit: Ceramic clear braces offer a more comfortable fit than metal braces, as they tend to be gentler on your cheeks and gums.
- Durability: Metal wires and brackets tend to break or snag, but ceramic is a durable and hard-to-damage material.
Candidacy for Clear Braces
Clear braces are ideal for patients looking to achieve straighter teeth while preserving the beauty of their smiles. Your Churubusco dentist may recommend clear braces to patients struggling with:
- Gapped teeth
- Overcrowded teeth
- Misaligned teeth
Clear braces can be an ideal solution for both teenage and adult patients. Dr. Bixler may also recommend this treatment to patients who are ineligible for Invisalign but still want a discreet orthodontic solution. Schedule an appointment at our Churubusco office to learn if you qualify for clear braces.
How Do Clear Braces Work?
Clear braces work similarly to traditional braces, with the key difference being their appearances. Our clear braces consist of three components:
- Brackets: Nearly invisible ceramic squares attached to the front and sides of teeth using dental-grade adhesive.
- Archwires: A flexible, thin wire that places gentle pressure on teeth to move them into place.
- Ligaments: Elastic bands that help hold the archwire to the brackets.
Your archwires will gradually move your teeth into place, though they’ll occasionally need to be adjusted by our expert dentist Dr. Bixler to progress your treatment. You’ll need to attend regular adjustment appointments at our Churubusco office every four to six weeks depending on your individual needs.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much do clear braces cost?
The cost of your clear braces treatment will depend on several factors as determined in your personalized treatment plan. Dr. Bixler can provide you with a cost estimate of your treatment at your initial consultation. We recommend contacting your dental insurance provider to learn what coverage your plan provides ahead of time.
If you have any questions about the cost of treatment, please call our office at (260) 693-9300, and one of our team members will be happy to assist you.
Does treatment with clear braces hurt?
Clear braces use a ceramic material, providing a much more comfortable treatment than metal braces provides a much more comfortable treatment than metal braces. You may experience some slight pressure during the early stages of treatment and after adjustment appointments, but any discomfort should fade within a few days.
Can clear braces become stained over time?
The ceramic material of clear braces is stain-resistant, meaning it won’t become stained or discolored over time. This will keep your braces virtually invisible so you can enjoy your beautiful smile while straightening your teeth.
Discover How Dr. Bixler Can Help Straighten Your Smile
Clear braces are an ideal solution for patients interested in straightening their smiles without compromising their appearance, To learn more about how clear braces can realign your smile for both a boost in confidence and oral health, request your complimentary Turtle Town Orthodontic Assessment. Your free, no-obligation assessment includes a thorough exam, digital X-rays, and a comprehensive treatment consultation!
Contact our Churubusco office at (260) 693-9300 to schedule your orthodontic assessment. You can also request an appointment online by filling out our convenient contact form. Turtle Town Dental is proud to provide dental treatments to patients from Churubusco, Albion, Columbia City, Avilla, Kendallville, Garrett, and Ligonier, IN.