Clear braces not only do as good a job as metal braces, but they have advantages in terms of aesthetics, comfort, and ease of use. Here at Rosenberg Orthodontics, we are proud to offer both metal braces and our Greenpoint clear braces, so you can make the decision that is most suitable for you.
Metal braces have been around for a long time. In fact, they date back to pretty much the very beginning of orthodontics. In that time, they have undergone a variety of changes. The ones you get today are more streamlined, lightweight, and stylish than ever before. It’s true, though, that are certain limitations that simply cannot be bypassed. No matter how attractive metal braces can be, if you don’t want anyone to know you’re wearing any at all, you’ll need clear braces. Furthermore, metal can lead to soreness or irritation of your mouth, especially during the crucial early stages of wearing them. Metal braces are also fixed. Once they are put on, they stay on. If you or your child may feel tempted to take out our Greenpoint clear braces, though, then being fixed may not be a disadvantage at all. It all depends on your unique circumstances. For those who are disciplined to wear them when they’re supposed to, however, going with our Greenpoint clear braces means you remove them to eat, brush, and floss. You won’t have any frustrating food restrictions, like you would with metal braces. And oral hygiene if easier and more efficient without braces in your mouth when you do it.
For the majority of patients, Greenpoint clear braces will be a beneficial alternative to metal braces, and one for which you can be qualified for easily. Metal braces still do an outstanding job, and might be more cost-effective. The best thing to do is contact our office to schedule a consultation, where you can determine the right selection for you.