Clear braces, traditional braces, Invisalign, lingual braces: how do you decide? If aesthetics (how your braces and smile look) are important to you, we have options. Hardy Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics understands that nothing communicates confidence and beauty like the perfect smile. Now, innovative orthodontic treatment devices provide you with a beautiful and effective alternative to metal braces. At our office, we offer you Clarity™ ADVANCED Ceramic Braces by 3M — a revolutionary system designed specifically to help achieve a beautiful, life-changing smile in a beautiful, life-changing way. Your smile is forever, so you want the products and methods used on your teeth to be reliable, safe and enduring. Dr. T.C. Hardy is dedicated to using the best science and technology can offer his clients to safeguard their teeth and keep their smiles healthy and brilliant for years to come.
Clear Colorful Braces
At our office, we offer you Clarity™ ADVANCED Ceramic Braces by 3M — a revolutionary system designed specifically to help achieve a beautiful, life-changing smile in a beautiful, life-changing way. Clear braces coupled with color bands stand out like no other option on the market today. Because ceramic brackets are white already, adding colored bands really gives your smile some pizzaz. We believe wearing braces should be fun! Clear braces make it fun! Not only are clear colorful braces more fun, but they also decrease the risk of demineralization from bonding agents and brackets! Learn about your design options and other benefits of Clarity™ ADVANCED Ceramic Braces from our friendly staff at Hardy Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics.
Why Clarity™ ADVANCED Ceramic Braces Are Superior to the Competition
Not all bracket bonding materials are safe for your teeth, which is why Dr. T.C. Hardy abides by certain standards of care for his patients to ensure that they only receive the best of the best.
It should be the goal of each practitioner to utilize the best material for each procedure. Dr. T.C. Hardy does that. There have been studies comparing the different materials designed exclusively for the bonding of brackets and attachments. The goal is to achieve the highest bond strength with the least amount of change to the tooth enamel on application, during treatment and upon removal. Demineralization around the bracket is an undesired side effect of some orthodontic treatment materials and methods. Certain bonding agents help prevent this demineralization around the bracket. Clarity™ ADVANCED Ceramic Braces use top-of-the-line bonding agents to help prevent the dangerous effects of demineralization while still giving you superior, adhesive strength so that brackets won’t break or come off during treatment.
What is the Difference Between Clear Braces and Traditional Braces?
The translucent, ceramic material of clear braces blends with the color of your teeth and will resist staining or discoloration throughout your treatment. Couple that with its small, low-profile design, and Clarity ADVANCED Ceramic Braces are way ahead of the competition. Clear braces are virtually unnoticeable, making them perfect for patients of any age who are looking for the confidence and the freedom to smile on any occasion. Ceramic braces are the same size and shape as metal braces, except that they have tooth-colored or clear brackets that blend in with your teeth. Some even use tooth-colored wires to be even less noticeable.
Advantages of Clear Braces
- Aesthetics: translucent braces blend in naturally with your teeth, making them much less noticeable
- Low-profile design makes braces virtually unnoticeable
- Reliable strength and small bracket design
- High-tech debonding dependability for easy removal when your treatment is over
- Improved comfort over former ceramic braces that feature rounded corners to reduce rubbing and irritation
- Decreased risk of demineralization from bonding agents and brackets
- Technology and innovation by 3M, a name trusted by orthodontists worldwide
Are Clear Braces for You?
If you are in need of orthodontic treatment, but are concerned about how the appliance may impact your appearance, you are not alone. Many people desire to have both a product that is innovative and effective, but also visually appealing. Clear ceramic braces offer you all the pros of traditional braces over some of the cons of Invisalign, but with a much more aesthetic approach. For those patients that are attracted to the aesthetics of Invisalign treatment but are not candidates for this form of orthodontic treatment, clear braces offer a fantastic, effective alternative.
Call for a Clear Braces Consultation
If you have any questions about clear braces, or if you are interested in scheduling a consultation with Dr. Hardy, please contact us today at 720-887-6003.