Consider clear braces if you need orthodontic treatment but don’t want to wear metal braces. Clear braces feature materials that look similar to enamel, allowing them to blend in with your teeth. At Gaiduchik Orthodontics in Carmichael, California, board-certified orthodontist Andrey Gaiduchik, DDS, uses clear braces to help teens and adults achieve beautiful and balanced smiles. To make an appointment, call the office or book online today.
Clear braces are orthodontic appliances that Dr. Gaiduchik bonds to the front of your teeth. Clear braces look similar to traditional metal braces; however, the brackets are ceramic or made of another material that blends in with your tooth enamel. Dr. Gaiduchik can even use a white archwire, making treatment even more discreet.
Request a clear braces consultation at Gaiduchik Orthodontics if you experience any of the following alignment problems:
You might also be a candidate for clear braces if you have an abnormal bite, such as crossbite, overbite, or underbite.
At Gaiduchik Orthodontics, Dr. Gaiduchik uses Damon™ clear braces. Damon clear braces are self-ligating, meaning they tighten themselves. Specifically, they have a sliding mechanism that places pressure on your teeth instead of rubber bands. That results in the need for fewer checkups, easier cleaning, and improved treatment outcomes.
At Gaiduchik Orthodontics, treatment with clear braces begins with a review of your dental records and an oral exam. During the exam, Dr. Gaiduchik assesses the alignment of your teeth and jaw and takes a series of digital X-rays.
If Dr. Gaiduchik confirms that you can benefit from clear braces, he numbs your mouth with a local anesthetic and bonds a series of ceramic brackets to your teeth. Then, Dr. Gaiduchik runs a white archwire through the brackets and adjusts them accordingly.
After the anesthetic wears off, you might experience mild swelling or increased sensitivity. Take over-the-counter pain medication and get plenty of rest. Any discomfort should subside within 24 hours.
The length of time you need to wear clear braces depends on various factors, including age, oral health history, and the alignment issues treated. Most people achieve their desired results within 12 months*, though it may take up to 18 months or longer. Be patient, follow Dr. Gaiduchik’s instructions, and attend each checkup.
To see if you can benefit from treatment with clear braces, make an appointment at Gaiduchik Orthodontics by calling the office or booking the online booking feature today.
*Individual results may vary.