Are you unhappy with the appearance of your smile? Thanks to cosmetic dentistry, you have numerous options in front of you. The path to the smile of your dreams isn’t as long as you might have guessed. If your teeth are misaligned, you’ve probably thought about getting some traditional braces. While that method works tremendously, you might not want to deal with the annoyances of metal in your mouth. That’s why we offer clear braces in Tarzana. 

What are Clear Braces? 

Clear braces are typically made from a porcelain, ceramic, or plastic material. The goal is to give you the full orthodontic experience you require while removing some of the most common irritating features.  

Similar to clear aligners, which have a transparent appearance, clear braces are nearly invisible to the eye. In most cases, people won’t even notice you’re wearing them unless they’re standing right in front of you – and even then, it’s much less visible than braces made of metal. 

What’s the Process Like? 

The first thing you’ll do before getting your clear braces is coming in for a consultation. This will present an opportunity for the orthodontist to examine the misalignment of your teeth. If you have any preexisting oral health issues, the orthodontist will also highly recommend getting those taken care of before fitting you for braces.  

Even though these braces are far less visible than traditional ones, they are still bonded to your teeth and can’t be removed without professional assistance. That’s why it’s essential to have any necessary treatments or procedures performed beforehand. 

If the orthodontist believes you qualify as a good candidate for clear braces, we will create a scan of your mouth, then begin attaching the clear brackets to your teeth with special bonding glue. After we fix all the brackets to your teeth, we’ll connect the clear wires to them 

The amount of time you’ll have these braces will vary from patient to patient. It will all depend on the severity of your case. If your teeth are only slightly misaligned, the treatment will be a lot shorter than if there are severe alignment issues.  

What are the Benefits of Clear Braces? 

Clear braces have many amazing benefits for those wishing to make a change. They are a very efficient method for transforming your smile into something you can be proud to show off. Some other incredible advantages include: 

  • An increase in self-confidence 
  • No need to deal with painful poking from metal brackets and wires 
  • A clear appearance, making them far less noticeable 

How are Clear Braces Different Than Traditional Ones? 

Besides the noticeable difference in appearance, clear braces are a completely new experience compared to the traditional methods. One of the biggest things you’ll notice, especially if you’ve had metal braces before, is how much more comfortable they are. 

No matter what, there will be some uncomfortable moments with any type of orthodontic treatment, but due to the materials used, you won’t have to worry about sharp metal jamming into the inside of your cheek on a daily basis.  

As far as the average treatment time, while it will vary, there is a chance the clear braces will take a little longer to move your teeth than metal ones. However, the difference is not significant. Plus, it won’t feel as long due to how much more comfortable they feel! 

Are You Looking for Clear Braces in Tarzana? 

Choosing the best orthodontic treatment for you is very important as multiple factors such as treatment time and comfort level need to be considered. If you have any questions or concerns regarding orthodontic treatment, the friendly team at Kahan Orthodontics is here to help. Contact us today to schedule a consultation!