Why should I choose Clear Braces?
At Cosmetic Dentistry & Orthodontics of San Diego, we see many adults who, for whatever reason, never wore braces as a child or teen and now wish they had or are in need of them again as an adult. We all want to look our best, and we all know a great smile goes a long way. Yet, over and over again, I hear my patients say, “I want that perfect smile – I just don’t want to have to wear big shiny braces!” We offer clear braces in San Diego to help you achieve a beautiful smile. The reasons for our aversion to braces vary from simple aesthetics to social anxiety to fear of discomfort. Many adults who rely on their ability to speak publicly are concerned that they will lose credibility or that braces will distract their listeners. Many adults feel that braces are a symbol of adolescence–they’re simply too old for braces. All of us would love a quick fix to straight teeth instead of having braces at all. In the same way that achieving physical fitness requires you to be diligent with diet and exercise, getting a picture-perfect smile takes some time and work as well. But the good news is: it’s not as bad as you might think, and often we can straighten teeth in as little as 6 months with clear braces also known as ceramic braces.
Are Clear Braces as Effective as Conventional Brackets?
Many patients also ask us if clear braces are as effective as conventional brackets. According to a comprehensive study from The National Center for Biotechnology Information, both clear aligners and braces were effective in treating malocclusion. The study also concluded that clear aligners had an advantage in having a shortened treatment duration!
Clear Braces for Adults
Dr. Georgaklis offers many ways to straighten your teeth, and the best option for adults with an aversion to traditional braces are ceramic, or clear braces. Clear braces provide the same benefits of metal ones: they will straighten your teeth with time and care. The biggest advantage to clear braces is that they are much less noticeable. Many people assume that ceramic braces are not as strong as metal ones. This couldn’t be further from the truth – ceramics are just as effective. Celebrities such as Tom Cruise and Faith Hill have relied on ceramic braces as adults to get their famous smiles. At the end of the day, being able to flash your perfectly straight pearly whites for the rest of your life is well worth the investment in braces, especially when they’re as subtle as ceramics.