Posts for tag: Clear Braces

By Today's Dental
December 22, 2016
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: braces   orthodontics   Clear Braces  

You have options when it comes to more discreet ways to straighten your teeth.

You want to fix crowded teeth but you don’t want to wear metal braces to do it. After all, you hate the idea of just now getting braces as anclear braces adult. It seems almost backwards. If you love the idea of fixing dental crowding, crookedness and other malocclusions then our Houston, TX dentists, Dr. Tiberiu Oancea and Dr. Jeromy Thornton, have a simple and nearly invisible way to do it.

By now you’ve probably heard about Invisalign, the treatment that caters to older teens and adults who want to get a straighter smile without sporting a mouth full of metal brackets and wire. Instead, you’ll receive a set of clear, flexible aligners that are designed to fit right over your teeth to apply the proper amount of pressure and force to shift certain teeth around to get the ideal smile.

If you are dedicated to fixing your smile, Invisalign might be right for you. Since it comes with a lot of great advantages that other orthodontic systems don’t Invisalign is often a rather attractive option. However, it doesn’t mean that it’s right for everyone.

Since aligners are removable you’ll have to be disciplined enough to wear them for about 22 hours out of the day. If you will be too tempted to leave those aligners off for longer periods of time then Invisalign may not be the ideal option.

If you love the idea of being able to have an orthodontic system that fits into your life without altering your day-to-day activities then it’s time to talk to our Houston general dentists about getting Invisalign. Unlike traditional braces, Invisalign won’t affect your oral care routine or your diet. You can go about caring for your smile as you always have and eating the same delicious foods that you did prior to your treatment since all you have to do is remove your aligners.

Plus, no one likes having to go back and forth to the dentist all the time and Invisalign makes it easier with fewer visits. While you will still need to come in about once a month or so to make sure your treatment is going well, you won’t feel like you are always in the dentist’s chair the whole time you are wearing Invisalign.

Clear braces are an amazing option for getting the straighter smile you want without the whole world knowing. If you want to find out if you are an ideal candidate for Invisalign, it’s time you called Today's Dental in Houston, TX.

By Today's Dental
November 04, 2014
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Invisalign   Clear Braces  

Get the Lowdown on Clear Braces

clear bracesBraces are used to straighten crooked or misaligned teeth and correct jaw issues, like underbites, overbites or cross bites. They can be clear, metal or even placed on the inside of the teeth. Clear braces are basically exactly the same as metallic braces, only made out of ceramic, rendering them clear to match the color of teeth. The aesthetic of them being clear is a selling point for all age groups, especially adult patients. 

The Clear Advantage 

Clear braces are much less noticeable than traditional metal braces. The brackets are made from ceramic with different degrees of transparency in order to match the natural tooth’s color and the wire may be powder coated to better blend in with the teeth. There may be some metallic parts to the clear braces, but these are usually placed at the back of the mouth so that they are completely unnoticeable in everyday speaking and eating. 
One or more appointments before installation of braces may be necessary. One may be a consultation to talk about your teeth and the process of having braces. Then, x-rays will be taken. Molds will also be taken of your teeth in order to prepare a plan of action for putting the braces onto the teeth. If some teeth are too close together, spacers may be needed to space them out for ideal placement of braces. 

The Time Frame

It takes from 1-2 hours to put the braces on the teeth. First, the teeth will be cleaned thoroughly to avoid any plaque or particles becoming trapped underneath the hardware. After the teeth are dried, the brackets are bonded to the tooth using special glue. The glue is then cured with a powerful curing light. Once all of the brackets are in place, the wire is put into them and held in place by rubber bands. 
Once the braces are installed and correctly in place, regular visits to your dentist or orthodontist are required in order to adjust the wire and rubber bands to move the teeth little by little. It also gives the opportunity to brush and floss without any obstruction while the wires and rubber bands are off of the brackets. 
Today’s Dental, just outside of the heart of Houston, TX, can help you achieve the smile you long for, while keeping it discreet with clear braces. Visit to schedule a consultation today!