Clear (ceramic) braces are one of the more modern treatment styles available for adults. Dr. Koch may recommend ceramic braces for teens and adults that want a less obvious option than traditional braces, but do not want the worry of tracking how long they wear a daily aligner (Invisalign).
Ceramic braces and metal braces function in the same way, exerting a small but constant pressure, moving the teeth into proper position. New advancements in technology have enabled clear ceramic braces to match the durability of metal braces.
Made of composite ceramic alloys, ceramic braces are transparent and do not stain. White or clear elastic rings complete the treatment, delivering a blended look where the patient’s natural tooth color shows through the braces.