Clear aligners are not the same as clear braces. Clear aligners are plastic trays that you wear like you would wear a mouthguard. Clear braces are like metal braces, but they are almost invisible.
Clear braces have many advantages. They are almost invisible, giving patients who do not want traditional braces another alternative.
They also help improve patients’ confidence. They can still get the care they deserve without worrying about what people are saying about their teeth.
Despite all of the advantages, there are some disadvantages too. They can become discolored by tea, coffee, wine, and other foods. Smoking can also cause discoloration.
After a thorough examination with X-rays, we will be happy to discuss your many options for improving your smile. We will go over the advantages and disadvantages of each so that we can determine the right course of treatment.
If you have any questions about clear braces, don’t hesitate to contact us today at (805) 547-7080 (San Luis Obispo) or (805) 462-5995 (Atascadero).