Clear Ceramic Braces - A Popular Orthodontic Treatment Option for Teens and Adults!

Clear Ceramic Braces - A Popular Orthodontic Treatment Option for Teens and Adults!
Posted on 02/11/2016

Clear Ceramic Braces - A Popular Orthodontic Treatment Option for Teens and Adults!

The team at Mooney Orthodontics, your leading O'Fallon, MO orthodontic practice, provides our patients with an array of orthodontic treatments including clear ceramic braces. This type of braces has become very popular over the past few years as many teens and adults have come to realize that they're a great alternative to highly visible, traditional metal braces.

How Clear Ceramic Braces Differ

Clear ceramic braces are similar to traditional metal braces as far as functionality is concerned. The main difference between the two is that ceramic braces use brackets that are tooth colored. Our adult patients who wear clear ceramic braces receive the same great results as those wearing metal braces. However, when clear ceramic braces are worn, they're far less visible and provide the wearer with a very discreet way to improve their smile.

Clear ceramic braces are discreet like the innovative Invisalign System. However, with Invisalign, a series of clear aligners are worn to gradually move teeth into place. Invisalign is effective for mild to moderate crowding and certain alignment cases but not everyone is a candidate for Invisalign. Clear ceramic braces on the other hand, can be used to treat a wide variety of orthodontic problems like their metal counterparts, making them available to more patients.

More Discreet Than Traditional Metal Braces

A big selling point of clear ceramic braces among teens and adults is the fact that the brackets used with these braces blend in with the natural color of the teeth. This makes these brackets far less noticeable than the metal brackets used with traditional braces. When you're wearing clear ceramic braces, they're not very noticeable from short distances or in photos. If you have been putting off orthodontic treatment because you don't want to wear shiny metal braces that are highly visible, then clear ceramic braces may be ideal for you.

faithhill.jpgThe clear ceramic braces we use are lightweight, smooth and comfortable. Millions of cosmetically minded people around the world have chosen to wear ceramic braces due to their low profile nature. These braces have grown in popularity considerably over the past few years as many celebrities (including Faith Hill!) have been seen wearing these braces in public, which has helped raise awareness of this discreet orthodontic treatment option.

If you'd like to find out if clear ceramic braces are a treatment option for you, please fill out and submit the Complimentary Consultation form on our website. One of our schedule coordinators will then contact you to set up an appointment time with our O’Fallon, MO orthodontist Dr. Tom Mooney.