Clear Braces in NYC

If you’re suffering from crooked teeth, crowded teeth, or a gap that you want to correct – you might be thinking about your options. You may have heard of clear braces, metal braces, and Invisalign – but which one would work best for you?

Metal Braces vs Clear Braces vs Invisalign

Let’s start with metal braces. You’ve probably seen these on other people. They’re pretty noticeable because they use a silver colored material over your teeth. Clear braces on the other hand are functionally very similar to traditional metal braces but have one main difference. Instead of using a silver material, they use a transparent ceramic color that blends in with your white teeth.

In terms of results, clear braces straighten teeth in exactly the same way as metal braces do, they just look a bit nicer and have a more discrete appearance. Clear braces are translucent which means that you can see through them for a very natural look.

Now let’s take a quick look at Invisalign. Invisalign is a retainer like aligner that shifts teeth into place. Unlike braces, it doesn’t have a wire and you can remove them from your teeth throughout the day as you eat and brush your teeth. Invisalign is even more discrete than clear braces and most people will never know that you’re wearing it. Invisalign is extremely popular because it allows people to feel confident and prevent feeling self-conscious throughout the day.

If you’re interested in improving your smile, give us a call and we can discuss all the different options to see what’s best for you.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Are Clear Braces Noticeable?

Clear braces are barely noticeable. They use a translucent material for a very natural look. If you’re looking for something that’s even more discrete then you may be a good candidate for Invisalign.

Will people notice my Invisalign?

Invisalign is one of the most discrete options available. Most people will never know you’re wearing anything. The only time Invisalign is noticeable is when you remove it from you mouth – when you brush you teeth for example.

Can Invisalign be Used in All Cases?

Invisalign can be used to treat a wide variety of cases, but not all of them. Typically it’ll depend on severity and if there are any other issues that could get in the way. For example, Invisalign may not be able to handle crossbites or if you have complications with the jaw. We will definitely give you all your options when evaluating your condition so that you can make the best choice.

If you have any other questions regarding braces or Invisalign, please give us a call