Having braces doesn't necessarily require highly noticeable metal brackets and wires. In fact, many of today's braces are made from either clear or natural tooth-colored materials to provide patients with an attractive, less noticeable alternative to traditional braces.
Clear braces offer a more aesthetically-pleasing appearance while boasting the durability and efficiency of traditional metal braces. Though they may cost more, patients enjoy the discreet appearance and similar results as their metal counterparts.
Clear aligners are more discreet and involve less visits to our office. They are a viable alternative though they may not be the best fit for every patient. Aligner trays are replaced every two weeks and patients must wear them 22 hours per day for them to be effective.
Traditional metal braces have come a long way since their humble beginnings. It is important for every patient to know the advantages and disadvantages before getting metal braces on their teeth.
Ceramic braces and clear braces are much less noticeable than traditional metal braces. Clear and ceramic braces offer an aesthetic alternative for patients seeking options other than traditional metal braces.
Many patients who choose ceramic or clear braces feel more confident about their orthodontic treatment, especially knowing that people are focusing on their smiles rather than their braces.
Ceramic and clear braces may cost more than traditional metal braces. Our team may offer convenient payment plans to help control the costs of your treatment. Be sure to talk to our team about all your financial options.
The clear elastic ties used with clear and ceramic braces may become slightly discolored when you drink tea, coffee, or wine, and eat certain foods or smoke. Ask our team about how you can keep your braces looking their best.
When you are considering orthodontics in Phoenix, AZ, Dr. Jones is your choice for adult and pediatric orthodontics in the Phoenix AZ area. We look forward to discussing your orthodontic treatment!