Clear Braces: Everything You Need to Know

If you are searching for braces, clear braces might be what you are looking for. Clear bracket braces have become more popular because of their ability to blend in with the teeth. But, it is important to do your research and choose the best option for you.

What are clear braces?

Clear or “tooth-colored” brackets bond onto the outside surfaces of your teeth, similar to conventional braces. They straighten the teeth the same way as traditional metal brackets; even the process is the same. The main difference is how much less noticeable they are.

Clear brace brackets are made out of porcelain rather than metal. Each bracket can be tinted to match the color of your teeth. This will ensure they are as unnoticeable as possible. Some choose this brace option for the look and others because they weren’t a candidate for Invisalign. This is the next best option.

What are the benefits?

Same Reliable Design 

Clear Braces use a wire and bracket system just like conventional metal braces.  They will move your teeth into the right position the same way, Remember, the advantage is that they are less noticeable to the eye. No benefits will be lost if you choose this option over metal braces. You will see the same outstanding results.


A lot of patients often report that these braces are more comfortable than metal braces. Also, patients tend to end up with little to no cuts or scrapes in their mouth as opposed to traditional metal braces. Remember, soft wax can be applied to any bracket causing discomfort.


The most desirable benefit of these braces is the appearance. These brackets will blend in with your teeth as opposed to traditional metal brackets. Patients love that people hardly notice they even have braces due to the camouflage of the brackets. This option is most popular in teens and adults.

Gentle Adhesive

Clear brackets are attached using epoxy adhesives. Epoxy is much less damaging to the teeth. Also, they are much gentler than the adhesives used for metal braces. This benefit will result in better-protected enamel for the duration of your braces journey.

No Need to Constantly Remove 

Unlike Invisalign, these braces don’t need to be taken out constantly. Also, there is no chance of losing them because there are no separate retainers. But, you may have to care for your teeth more. It would be beneficial to add time to your hygiene process.

Are clear braces the right option for me?

Take everything into consideration when you are choosing from different teeth aligning options. If the benefits sound like what you are looking for in a treatment option, this may be the right choice for you. Be sure to consult a professional to figure out what is best for your individual situation.

If you or your child is considering getting braces, contact us today to get started.