Clear Braces – Benefits and Features
Traditionally, orthodontic treatment has come at what some would consider a high opportunity cost. While the monetary cost of dental treatment is typically at the forefront of considerations (particularly for parents), there is also the opportunity cost of invasive or overwhelming treatments to consider. Particularly for adults and teenagers, the opportunity cost of wearing braces or other corrective appliances for any length of time can even outweigh the desire to have any corrective work done.
It’s easy to think of orthodontics as being synonymous with unsightly wires and obvious headgear: awkward metallic smiles and clumsy impeded speech. However, with many options for clear and invisible braces available, the opportunity cost of a stellar smile has never been lower!
Roeder Orthodontics is proud to offer a range of invisible braces, including ceramic braces and clear aligners.
Clear or ceramic braces are made from composite materials that match very closely with the natural color of the teeth because they are largely translucent. Clarity Advanced Ceramic Braces function just like metal braces, though they are not as strong as traditional metal braces, and may require longer comparative treatment times, but also with a slower, more gradual application of force (which is often more comfortable, overall).
Clear braces can be used to treat the following conditions:
- Overbite or overjet protrusion
- Crowded teeth
- Crooked teeth
- Diastema or widely spaced teeth
Roeder Orthodontics also offers Invisalign clear aligners as an alternative to permanent braces that are custom designed and manufactured to individual orthodontic requirements. Consisting of a series of clear, removable aligners which are changed every few weeks as the teeth are gradually guided into the desired positions. Some patients prefer the aligners because they don’t require adjustments in the same capacity as traditional braces, which can mean less visits to the office.
Advancements in Technology
Using innovative technology, intraoral scanners replace goopy impressions or molds. The scans produce a computer generated 3D model of your mouth and can provide a visualization of the end result before beginning treatment. Using the desired end result, we then work backwards from that in creating a custom fabricated series of aligners which bring you closer your exquisite smile over time.
Clear aligners can be used to treat a variety of alignment issues, including spacing and alignment problems, and in many cases can be used to correct more complex issues of malocclusion including:
- and many conditions treated by traditional braces
Invisalign clear aligners offer many advantages over traditional braces, including:
- Being removable means you can eat whatever you like, when you like, which also serves to make aligners more hygienic than traditional braces
- The small form factor and custom molded shape means there are no bulky wires to irritate the mouth or interfere with speech: after a short period of adjustment, speech is not normally affected whatsoever.
- Being almost invisible makes them a very popular alternative to traditional braces
Customized for You
As with all things orthodontic, it is important to find the very best treatment for you, which begins with a free initial consultation in which Dr. Jeffery Roeder will evaluate and discuss with you all of your treatment options, expected treatment times, as well as cost and payment plans, if desired.
Call us today on 828-274-2500 to schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Roeder. Roeder Orthodontics is located in Asheville, NC and we serve the communities throughout Buncombe Country, including Black Mountain, Fletcher, Canton, Weaverville and beyond.