Are they clear?
Yes, clear braces are clear and far less noticeable than metal braces. A revolutionary bracket system designed from ceramic material specifically to help achieving a beautiful, life-changing Smile.
Do clear braces change colors?
Unlike plastic clear brackets, clear ceramic brackets that we use at iSmile Specialists do not stain. Only ties holding the brackets to your teeth stain, especially if you smoke, eat a lot of curry or drink loads of coffee. But these ties are changed every time an adjustment is made, usually, monthly.
Do clear braces cost more than traditional braces?
Even though orthodontists charge about $1,000 higher for using ceramic braces than they would for metal braces, Dr. Kanaan at iSmile specialists does NOT charge extra for clear braces if you qualify for them. Ceramic braces cost more for the orthodontist to purchase and often takes more visits and more time to install than metal braces.
Are clear braces suitable for every patient?
• Everyone knows that ceramic is used in dinnerware and resemble glass in both hardness and brittleness. Hence, they are less resilient or absorbent to shock abuse or force than metal braces. Whether clear or not, ceramic braces are more brittle and sensitive to shock so that they can break, chip or fracture easily. Most dentists would caution applying them in teeth that are often used for chewing food.
• Ceramic brackets generally present more friction when sliding the metal ties to adjust the brace which accounts from more effort and time in the process. But the latest generation of ceramic brackets with metal slots has made this a problem of the past.
• Because ceramic is harder than enamel, teeth that bite or rub against the brackets can easily wear where the brackets contact the teeth. This is why ceramic braces don’t get recommended in certain teeth biting patterns or tooth anatomy such as those with long cusps on opposite teeth.
Can you see my clear braces? iSmile Specialists patient with clear braces