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The Advantages of Clear Ceramic Braces

Clear ceramic braces lakewood coloradoClear ceramic braces replace the traditional metal bracket system of the past with the power and beauty of clear ceramics. Clear braces are just that (clear) making your braces less noticeable to others and with a material that is kinder to the enamel of your teeth. Clear braces are often selected by adults and older teenagers that don’t want the visibility of traditional braces, but like the convenience of a fixed system unlike Invisalign.  Learning about the advantages of this bracket system can help you determine if they are for you.


They’re Clear!

No one can argue with the clear, aesthetic design ceramic braces achieve. The translucent braces blend in naturally with your teeth making them much less noticeable than other types of braces. Their low-profile design also aids in rendering them virtually undetectable. For certain professionals this clear design is a necessity! Clear ceramic braces were designed for patients of any age who are looking for the confidence and the freedom to smile in any circumstance without worrying that their braces will distract or garner too much unwanted attention.


Add Colored Bands to Make a Statement

Our younger patients often have a different outlook than our young professionals or adult patients–they want color! They want their braces to pop and make a statement.  When colored bands are placed on clear ceramic brackets they really enhance the bracket and create an impressive “wow” factor unlike traditional metal brackets. Kids like to wear their local school’s colors or to dress their teeth to match a holiday.  Ceramic brackets give them an option to have some fun!


Reliability, Strength, Comfort and Small Bracket Design

Ceramic braces differ from metal braces because they offer a smaller bracket design which takes up less space on the front of your tooth. Their innovative, fine-grained ceramic material is stronger than the competition making them less resistant to damage and more resilient during your treatment.  They are also more resistant to staining and discoloration throughout the treatment process than their predecessors. Clarity™ ADVANCED Clear Ceramic Braces by 3M were designed with rounded corners to improve patient comfort and reduce irritation that occurs from brackets with rougher edges that come in contact with the soft tissues of your mouth.


Easy Removal After Treatment with High-Tech Debonding

One of the questions many patients fail to ask when they are researching the different kinds of braces, and their associated advantages and disadvantages, is how easily are they removed after treatment? Some bracket bonding agents can be very harsh on your teeth and can take part of your tooth enamel during the removal process. You don’t have to worry about this happening with Clarity™ ADVANCED Ceramic Braces by 3M. Dr. Hardy abides by certain standards of care for his patients to ensure that they only receive the best of the best.


Clear Ceramic Braces Safeguard Teeth 

It should be the goal of each dental practitioner to utilize the best material for patient treatment.  Dr. Hardy not only believes in this principle, but makes it happen. Studies comparing the different materials designed exclusively for the bonding of brackets and attachments have been conducted to ensure that the highest bond strength is matched with the least amount of change to the tooth enamel upon application, during treatment, and at removal. Demineralization around the bracket is an undesired side effect of some orthodontic treatment materials and methods.  3M Technologies went a step further with their innovation to create a top-of-the-line bonding agent that prevent this demineralization around the bracket. Clarity™ ADVANCED Ceramic Braces do all this without sacrificing the superior, adhesive strength you should expect so brackets stay strong and fixed during the treatment process.


Created by a Company You Can Trust

Trusting the outcome of your orthodontic experience is dependent on the skills of your orthodontist and staff, but also on the products that they choose to use for your treatment.  You can trust that your decision to use ceramic clear braces, designed and fabricated by 3M Technologies, will give you the results you deserve and expect. They are a recognized, industry giant with many accolades to their achievements in innovation and science.


Schedule a Clear Braces Consultation to Learn More

If you are in need of orthodontic treatment, but are worried about how the appliance may impact your appearance, you are not alone. Patients desire to have both a product that is innovative and effective, but also visually appealing.  The dental industry has listened to this request and has answered by bringing you the innovation of clear ceramic braces.  Clear ceramic braces by 3M Technologies offer you all the pros of traditional braces without the cons of Invisalign, and with a much more aesthetic approach. The best way to find out if you are a candidate for clear ceramic braces–and to learn more–is to schedule an appointment for an in-office consultation. Make an appointment by contacting our office today at 303.225.9016.  We are excited to meet you and help you reach your smile goals!