Clear braces are also called sapphire braces, are recommended for people with very white teeth. The braces blend in and basically disappear on the teeth. They are strong and generally don’t stain, although the ligatures are slightly prone to stains. Clear plastic brackets are clear, but plastic is porous so they tend to stain more easily.
At the end of orthodontic treatment, it is necessary to remove all appliances (braces). However, nearly everyone continues to grow slightly (remodeling of the head and body) giving us a different appearance as we get older. The jaw bones also move and unless you wear an appliance to keep your straight teeth in place, they will move too and become crooked again. To avoid this, our office will make a retainer which is worn much as possible to keep teeth in the same position, although your jaws are changing.
Also called mixed dentition orthodontics is available to young people whose adult teeth are starting to come in and may need some orthodontic care to help guide the adult teeth. Sometimes this involves habit appliances or space maintainers for prematurely lost baby teeth. Children from age 7 or older should be evaluated for malocclusion.
To help our patients to better afford orthodontic care, we participate in many dental insurance plans. These include, Aetna, Cigna, Delta Dental, Met Life, Preferred Group Dental Benefits, CSEA, and many others. We also work with CareCredit and other lenders who provide funding for healthcare. Ask about insurance and financing when you come to visit.
A brand name of invisible braces that works very well in most cases. If appearance is important, these clear aligners move teeth very well and they are almost impossible to see. if you are an adult who did not wear your retainers as a kid, these are for you. Or if you are a self conscious teen, these are also for you but they do not work for every malocclusion.