Clear braces, featuring a discreet wire and clear ceramic brackets, are a great way for image-aware adults and teens to straighten their teeth without drawing as much attention to them.
Why do some people opt for clear braces? Clear ceramic braces are less noticeable than metal braces but just as efficient as them, making them the ideal choice for many adult professionals who value quicker treatment and a low-profile look.
Invisalign® vs. clear braces
It's true that the Invisalign® System, which uses clear, plastic aligners that fit snugly and virtually invisibly over a patient's teeth, is less noticeable than ceramic braces.
However, the Invisalign® method tends to take a bit longer to get the same result. For most of our patients, it comes down to what matters most to them, efficiency of treatment or the aesthetic benefits of an even less visible form of treatment.
More pros and cons
One other thing to weigh, clear braces are a bit more expensive, and fragile than metal braces, and they also stain easily if you don't practice proactive hygiene. For most self-disciplined adults, however, these potential problems don't even come up.