Crystalline sapphire braces have many advantages. They are clear and nearly disappear on your tooth, thus allowing patients can wear them with a higher level of confidence. Clear braces are ideal for adults who need their teeth straightened, but are hesitant about wearing metal braces. Clear braces work in the same way as traditional braces: they are paired with arch wires to move your teeth into their ideal positions over a period of time. The time required to wear braces varies from patient to patient depending on the severity of the crowding, malalignment, and bite discrepancies. On average, patients wear braces for approximately 2 years, however, treatment times vary. After the braces are removed, a retainer is worn at night to maintain or “retain” your new smile.
To learn if crystalline sapphire clear braces are for you and to schedule your next appointment, we encourage you to contact Blais Orthodontics today. We are excited to serve you and your smile!