Clear Braces in Newington, CT
Greater Hartford Orthodontics provides clear braces in Newington, CT. Call 860-667-8277 to learn more and schedule your appointment.
Clear brackets combine many of the benefits of clear plastic aligners with those of traditional metal braces, which makes them an excellent option for a number of our patients. At Greater Hartford Orthodontics, we offer clear braces with tieless ceramic brackets and high-tech archwires for a comfortable fit and spectacular results. Clear braces aren’t quite as discreet as aligners, but the ceramic brackets are designed to blend in with your teeth for a more natural appearance than metal braces.
If you want to straighten your teeth or correct your bite and your case isn’t a good fit for clear aligners, clear braces are a great alternative. Unlike aligners, you won’t have to worry about forgetting to put them back in after you eat or losing them when you go on vacation because they’re attached to your teeth just like traditional braces. The smooth, low-profile ceramic brackets are designed to resist stains, which means they won’t yellow over the course of your treatment like clear brackets did in the past.
When you come to our office for your initial consultation, we’ll examine your teeth and discuss your orthodontic needs, treatment goals, and lifestyle considerations to help you decide whether clear braces are the right choice for you or your child.
Frequently Asked Questions About Clear Braces
Do clear braces take longer?
When they were first introduced, clear braces took longer than traditional metal braces because they were more prone to breaking, causing treatment times to be extended. Today’s clear braces don’t take any longer than their metal counterparts thanks to advances in bracket technology.
Do clear braces turn yellow?
No, your clear braces won’t turn yellow. This is another misconception based on first-generation clear braces that would become discolored and stained as time went on. Now, clear brackets are made with stain-resistance, so they’ll continue to blend in with the rest of your smile throughout your whole orthodontic treatment.
Do clear braces hurt?
Clear braces don’t hurt any more or less than metal braces. Most patients would describe them as uncomfortable at times, particularly when you first get them and when your wires are tightened, but not painful. Over-the-counter pain relievers can help alleviate any discomfort you experience when you first begin treatment.
How long do clear braces take to work?
The length of your treatment depends on how much orthodontic correction you need. Most patients achieve results within one to three years, assuming they comply with treatment instructions.
Do clear braces work?
Absolutely! We wouldn’t offer clear braces at our practice if they didn’t work. Clear braces work just like traditional metal braces by using brackets and wires that gradually move your teeth into the proper positions planned by your orthodontist.
Call 860-667-8277 to schedule your appointment.