Transparent brackets

Nowadays, thanks to the many technological advances, we have more and more options and treatments for taking care of the health of our mouth and smile. Therefore, you are probably used to coming across people of any age range who are wearing clear braces to correct their bite or the position of their teeth. Do you want to know what this treatment consists of, how much do clear braces cost and what are their advantages and disadvantages? Keep reading this article and you will find all the answers.

What are clear brackets?

The clear brackets or invisible brackets are fixed, non-removable appliances that are fixed to the teeth. 

We can find different types according to their material and color. The most modern ones use shades very similar to those of the teeth, making it difficult to distinguish them on many occasions. Another option is to place them on the back of the teeth, making them imperceptible when smiling.

Types of clear or invisible brackets 

Depending on the material they are made of and their placement in the mouth, there is a wide variety of clear brackets:

Synthetic sapphire brackets

One of the most innovative materials in the industry, synthetic sapphire is characterized by its high quality and the ease with which it can go unnoticed visually.

Ceramic and porcelain brackets

Ceramic or porcelain brackets are very resistant and discreet, even though they have a stronger shade than sapphire brackets.

Zirconium brackets

This type of clear brackets is another popular choice for patients who need to work on their bite or set their teeth. They are usually white in color.

Plastic or resin brackets

Other transparent or invisible brackets are made of resin or plastic.

Lingual braces

Lingual brackets are not transparent, but because they are placed on the back of the teeth, they are invisible at first glance.

What does clear braces treatment consist of?

Clear braces treatment begins with the first visit to the orthodontist. During this visit, a study of the dentition is carried out by means of diagnostic tests such as x-rays and photographs of the mouth.

Then, with the help of a mold, the shape of the denture is taken to know the exact position of each piece as well as the shape of the appliance.

Once the invisible brackets are in place it is essential to periodically review the treatment following the orthodontist's instructions, since the appliance must be adjusted to obtain effective results.

When the teeth have already taken the ideal position, or the patient's bite has been corrected, the following steps are taken removal of brackets. It should be noted that this process is completely painless.

Finally, to prevent the teeth from moving and returning to their original position, the treatment is completed by the use of retainers or movable appliances.

How much do clear brackets cost?

Depending on the type of device, its material and the complexity of a particular case, the price of the treatment will be higher or lower. That said, it is usually around between 3,000 and 7,000 euros.

Advantages of clear brackets

As with other types of orthodontics, the use of clear brackets has a number of advantages and disadvantages that should be taken into account before this type of treatment.

As you might have guessed, their main advantage is that they are virtually invisible at first glanceThis allows us to maintain the esthetics of our mouth even while smiling. 

Another benefit is that clear brackets can be worn by people of any age, whether they are children or adults.

Disadvantages of clear brackets

Among the most common disadvantages are the lack of compatibility with some patients whose particular case is very complex. Another point to keep in mind is that, depending on the material of the appliance, the duration of treatment may be increased, as is the case with sapphire or ceramic brackets. It is also a question of very delicate partss so it is advisable to carry out proper hygienic maintenance and not to abuse certain foods, such as coffee or soft drinks, as they may yellow them. Finally, their cost may be higher due to the type of material they are made of.

If you want to perform a treatment of invisible orthodontics professional without leaving the Horseshoe y Gabias get in contact with the B & J Dental Clinic o come and visit us at any of our clinics.Make an appointment now and recover your smile with our orthodontists!