6 Advantages of Clear Braces

Clear or ceramic braces offer several advantages to those needing to straighten and align their teeth and fix their bite. They are a subtle and effective treatment option for many individuals. At Palm Beach Orthodontics, Dr. Angela can help you choose the most suitable braces for your specific needs. Here are six advantages of choosing clear braces for an aesthetically pleasing smile:

1. Effective Treatment

Like traditional metal braces, clear braces offer effective teeth straightening. They work on a wide range of orthodontic issues, including crooked teeth, spacing, overcrowded teeth, and bite misalignment. Some of the components that help make ceramic braces an effective treatment option include:


Bracket placement is everything, which is one of the many reasons why it is important to see a Board-Certified Orthodontist for treatment. The traditional metal braces Palm Beach Orthodontics uses are rhodium plated, stainless steel brackets, while clear braces consist of clear brackets attached to each tooth. These braces can be made of a variety of materials, including ceramic. In clear braces, the material is transparent or tooth-colored, which helps it blend in with the natural color of your teeth. A common question we get asked is, “will the clear brackets stain over time?” The bracket Dr. Angela uses is the best clear bracket on the market and does not stain. Think of a high-quality white coffee mug made of the best material that will not stain or darken, even when used over and over. It is the same concept for clear brackets. Some orthodontists use a bracket that is of mediocre quality, but not here at Palm Beach Orthodontics!


Braces treatment is a series of arch wire changes; each appointment will consist of either arch wire changes, instruction of wearing elastics to correct your bite, and other specific treatment depending on the patient’s needs for what Dr. Angela recommends. Ceramic braces include an arch wire that is threaded through the brackets of each tooth. Dr. Angela offers a choice of a gold arch wire or a silver arch wire. Orthodontists use this wire to connect each bracket. An arch wire is responsible for applying controlled pressure to the teeth, gently guiding them into the desired position and creating a beautiful arch form, over time.

Elastics or Ligatures

Orthodontists use clear or tooth-colored elastic bands, also known as ligatures, to hold the arch wire in place on the brackets. They work alongside the brackets and wires to gradually move the teeth into the correct alignment and you can expect them to be refreshed at each appointment. These elastics can also be customized in color, allowing for a more personalized and aesthetically pleasing appearance.

2. Aesthetic Appeal

Transparent braces are designed to blend in with the natural color of teeth, making them less noticeable than traditional metal braces. They offer a suitable choice if you prefer more discreet orthodontic care. This aesthetic appeal can be beneficial for teenagers, or adults looking to have a more subtle or professional look while receiving orthodontic care. The clear braces Dr. Angela offers are resistant to staining, allowing them to maintain their transparency throughout the treatment process.

3. Enhanced Comfort

Another advantage of ceramic braces is their increased comfort because of the smooth material used to create each bracket. Many modern brackets are also designed to be low-profile, reducing the chances of discomfort or abrasions.

4. Enhanced Durability

When properly worn and maintained, clear or ceramic braces are a durable orthodontic option. This feature can be attributed to the materials used in their construction and the manufacturing processes. Here are some aspects that make these braces a durable treatment method:


Transparent braces are typically made from ceramic material. These materials are chosen for their strength and resistance to wear and tear and their non-staining characteristics. Modern ceramics used in orthodontics are strong and able to withstand the force involved in moving teeth.

Manufacturing Process

Clear braces are carefully manufactured using advanced technology and precise manufacturing processes. This helps make sure that the brackets are consistently made according to high quality and durability standards. The brackets are crafted to withstand the mechanical stresses of the orthodontic process, including the placement and adjustment of arch wires.

Smooth Surfaces

Clear braces are designed with smooth surfaces to minimize friction and irritation. The absence of rough edges reduces the likelihood of damage to the mouth’s soft tissues. Smooth brackets may also contribute to the braces’ durability by reducing the likelihood of wear.

5. Supported Oral Hygiene

Maintaining good oral hygiene during orthodontic treatment is beneficial, and transparent braces make this task more manageable. The smooth surfaces and less complex design of clear brackets simplify oral care routines. You can easily brush and floss while being able to see your teeth more clearly. This may promote better oral health throughout your treatment period.

6. Various Treatment Plans

Ceramic braces are customizable, offering various treatment plans for those with complex orthodontic needs. Patients needing bite alignment can use clear or metal braces and even clear aligner treatment such as Spark or Invisalign! Elastics can be used with these options to correct jaw misalignment. At your complimentary consultation, Dr. Angela will create a custom plan that fits your individual needs, to achieve the beautiful smile you deserve. Clear braces or clear aligners can give you a more discreet appearance during your treatment.

Clear Braces at Palm Beach Orthodontics

Clear braces provide a subtle and effective way to straighten crooked or misaligned teeth and correct your bite. At Palm Beach Orthodontics, we offer various orthodontic treatment options, including clear braces, traditional braces, and clear aligners. Dr. Angela can determine which treatment route suits your particular orthodontic needs. Contact us today to learn more about our treatment options and how to set up an initial consultation.

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