Clear Braces

Board-Certified Orthodontists, Board-Certified Orthodontists & Board-Certified Orthodontists located in Bay Ridge / Dyker Heights, Brooklyn, NY

Clear Braces
Clear Braces services offered in Bay Ridge / Dyker Heights, Brooklyn, NY

Clear braces offer improvement to the alignment of your smile without the look of traditional metal braces. Residents of Brooklyn, New York, rely on Melena Planzos, DMD, MS, and the board-certified orthodontists of Impressive Orthodontics for a wide range of orthodontic options, including clear braces. Serving the Bay Ridge / Dyker Heights area. When you’re ready to explore the possibilities, call to schedule a visit, or use the easy online booking page to find a time that fits your busy schedule.

What are clear braces?

Clear braces are a type of orthodontic treatment that uses clear or tooth-colored brackets instead of silver metal brackets. This approach allows you to go through orthodontic treatment without the shining metal smile generally associated with wearing braces. 


Because clear braces are still affixed to your teeth, they can perform the same functions as metal braces. Yet they will blend in with your natural tooth tissue, giving you a far less noticeable treatment experience. Clear braces use a thin metal treatment wire, but it isn’t large or obtrusive.

What are some advantages of clear braces?

The ability to complete orthodontic treatment without shiny metal components is the primary draw of clear braces. But you don’t have to compromise quality to achieve a less noticeable treatment path.


Clear brackets are very durable, and you won’t have to worry about losing brackets frequently as you move through treatment. The brackets are a bit larger than metal options but significantly smaller than the brackets available in decades past. 


Once your brackets are in place, your treatment process is identical to the process of wearing traditional metal braces. You come in from time to time to have the treatment wire replaced, and the system creates gentle pressure that slowly shifts your teeth into the desired alignment. 

How do I take good care of my clear braces?

Taking great care of your braces helps your treatment process move along on track. When it comes to dental hygiene, you simply need to continue brushing and flossing daily to remove food particles, plaque, and bacteria. 


Because clear braces blend in with the color of your teeth, food that gets stuck in your treatment wire can be very noticeable. Just embrace a habit of quickly rinsing your mouth or brushing your teeth after meals to keep your smile shining. 


It’s important to avoid placing any undue pressure on your clear brackets. Don’t chew hard foods or non-food items, and call Impressive Orthodontics if a bracket comes loose. Each bracket plays an important role in moving your teeth, so having broken or lost brackets replaced promptly is important. 


When you’re ready to learn more, booking a visit is as simple as a phone call or a few moments online. Make today the day you begin exploring your options.