Clear braces are made from a ceramic material, which virtually appear invisible on your teeth. They are also very strong and dependable, which will help you achieve your treatment goal faster and more efficiently.
They are made of pure monocrystalline sapphire and are very translucent. They are very strong and do not stain. If your teeth are already very white, then Inspire braces will look best on you and seem to “disappear” on your teeth. If your teeth are less than white, they may tend to st and out (in this case, the Ceramic brackets would be a better choice).
The term “lingual” refers to the inside (tongue or palate) surface of the tooth. Lingual braces are attached to that inside surface unlike traditional braces which are fixed to the outside of the teeth. With the braces positioned on the inner surface, it makes them practically invisible and provides cosmetic orthodontic treatment without the distraction of typical braces.
If we decide that braces are the right choice for your orthodontic needs, some things to keep in mind include
Avoid foods that aren’t braces-friendly.
Avoid chewy foods, like caramels or other soft c andies, as well as very hard or crunchy foods that could damage your braces. Certain fruits and vegetables can get stuck in your braces, and should be cut into small pieces. We will give you a list of foods to avoid to keep your braces in good shape and decrease your risk of cavities.
Brush and floss appropriately.
Taking proper care of your teeth is always important, but it is especially true when you have braces. Brushing and flossing regularly will keep your braces looking good and help you avoid staining to your teeth. Your dentist may recommend you use a special brush designed to get into the crevices and different surfaces in metal braces. It may take some practice to learn how to brush and floss around your braces, but it will get easier with time.
Keep your followup appointments.
Seeing your dentist and orthodontist regularly allows for any adjustments to the braces to be made and gives you an opportunity to have any questions or concerns addressed.
You will be wearing your braces for a fairly lengthy period, so it is important to follow your orthodontist’s instructions and care for them properly. While braces may seem like an inconvenience, once the treatment is over, your new smile will be all the reward you need.