Straightening your teeth can improve your oral health and help you to eat and speak with ease. We cannot stress the importance of those things enough, but if we are honest, people also use orthodontics to enhance their appearance. And since there is no reason why you should not look good while you are undergoing orthodontic treatment, our dentist, Dr. Rohini Singh, offers clear, or ceramic braces in Killeen, Texas. If you would like to find out if this treatment would be a good fit for your smile, call Clear Creek Family and Cosmetic Dentistry at 254-200-1893 to schedule your appointment.
What Are Clear Braces?
Clear braces are a discreet, modern way to straighten your teeth. Clear braces work upon the same basic principles as traditional metal braces; they are designed to gently and gradually adjust the positions of your teeth to give you a straighter, more beautiful smile. We are pleased to offer clear braces to help you more aesthetically achieve the straight, healthy smile you deserve. Straightening your teeth has an obvious impact on the appearance of your smile, but did you know that braces can also improve your oral health? Straighter teeth are generally at a lower risk for tooth decay, periodontal disease and other dental problems.
What Are the Benefits of Clear Braces?
Clear braces have several benefits. First, they are nearly invisible. This allows you to maintain your normal appearance while undergoing orthodontic treatment. Gone are the days of having a “mouthful of metal” to gain a straighter smile! Whether you are a teenager who is conscious of your image at school or an adult who would prefer to maintain your professional appearance at work, clear braces are a great option. Our patients also often find clear braces to be more comfortable than metal braces.
How Do I Care for My Clear Braces?
You should follow the same rules for your clear braces as for regular braces:
- Avoid food that can damage your braces.
- Some discomfort can be expected after you receive your braces or after they are adjusted. Call us if the pain is lasting or significant.
- Wear your rubber bands (elastics) as directed by Dr. Singh.
- Brush and floss your braces 30 minutes after every meal and snack.
- Wear the appropriate mouthguard if you are playing a sport or participating in an activity that could result in oral or facial trauma.
- Contact us if you damage your braces.