Clear Your Way to a Straighter Smile

At Topsmiles Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics, we understand that having crooked teeth can make you feel less confident.

If you’re looking for a more discreet way than traditional metal braces to straighten your teeth, clear braces in Winnipeg can help. These tooth-colored ceramic brackets blend in with your natural smile so you feel more confident while getting the treatment you need.

Giving You a Less Visible Alternative to Metal

Clear braces with Dr. Alvaro Salles offer you a subtler option for reaching the smile you deserve — without the visibility of metal braces.

Also referred to as ceramic braces, tooth-colored braces, or aesthetic braces, clear braces can treat a wide range of orthodontic issues, including:

  • Overcrowding
  • Gaps
  • Overbites
  • Underbites
  • Crossbites

What Are Clear Braces Made Of?

Similar to traditional metal braces, clear braces use archwires made of a nickel-titanium alloy and strong, durable brackets that Dr. Salles attaches to your teeth using a special adhesive.

However, unlike metal braces, clear braces use stain-resistant ceramic brackets that blend in with your natural smile while comfortably nudging your teeth into correct alignment.

However, unlike metal braces, clear braces use stain-resistant ceramic brackets that blend in with your natural smile while comfortably nudging your teeth into correct alignment.

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How Do Clear Braces Work?

Clear braces work in the same way metal braces do — by applying gentle, constant pressure to your teeth.

Let’s take a closer look at the steps your clear braces process will typically involve:

  1. Consultation: During your first free consultation, Dr. Alvaro Salles will examine your teeth, review your dental history, and create a customized treatment plan that outlines how long you’ll need to wear your clear braces and how often you’ll need to come in for adjustments.
  2. Bracket placement: If Dr. Salles determines that clear braces will work for your specific needs, he’ll attach your tooth-colored, stain-resistant ceramic brackets to your top — and often your bottom — teeth with a strong, long-lasting special adhesive.
  3. Wire placement: Dr. Salles will then insert the archwire through your brackets so that the wire applies the necessary pressure to gradually move your teeth into place.
  4. Periodic adjustments: At each appointment, Dr. Salles may make periodic adjustments to the archwire as needed so that your clear braces continue to work effectively and your smile journey stays on track.
  5. Success: Once your teeth have been moved into correct alignment, Dr. Salles will remove your clear brackets, and you’ll be given a retainer to wear to help you maintain your beautiful, healthy new smile.

Benefits of Clear Braces

In addition to offering a less noticeable treatment option than metal braces for getting the smile you deserve, clear braces are also:

  • Effective: Clear braces are an effective option for treating a wide range of orthodontic issues, including overcrowding, gaps, overbites, underbites, and crossbites.
  • Comfortable: Clear braces are smaller and have smooth, rounded edges that minimize irritation to your cheeks and gums.
  • Easy to maintain: Ceramic brackets are designed to be stain-resistant and easy to clean. You can brush and floss your teeth as usual without needing to worry about special cleaning tools or techniques.
  • Customizable: Clear braces are highly customizable, and Dr. Salles can create a treatment plan tailored to your unique smile.

Are Clear Braces Right for You?

Clear braces are an excellent option if you want a more discreet way to straighten your smile — especially if your orthodontics needs require a stronger treatment than clear aligners.

However, ceramic braces may not suit every patient’s smile goals. Dr. Salles will evaluate your specific orthodontic needs and recommend the best treatment option for you. In some cases, traditional metal braces or clear aligners may be a more effective option.