Clear Braces


Invisible Orthodontics in Scottsdale & Shea, AZ

At Affiliated Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics (APDO for short), we strive to provide high quality orthodontic treatment in a fun, friendly office environment. Our doctors and highly trained team of pediatric dental and orthodontic specialists work hard to get to know every patient on an individual level, designing specialized treatment plans that perfectly suit each patient's unique orthodontic needs. We want to make treatment as easy and convenient as possible, so we're proud to offer clear braces as a discreet and effective form of orthodontic treatment.

The Power of Braces Without the Appearance

Clear braces use the same fundamental techniques and traditional braces, but instead of metal, brackets are made from a tooth-colored ceramic composite material that blends in with teeth. While not as discreet as Invisalign, clear braces provide a great compromise between the invisibility of aligners and the power, reliability, and durability of regular braces. They're growing in popularity with adults and teenagers alike, perfectly suited for the busy professional as well as the socially conscious teenager. The only disadvantage to clear braces or regular ones is that clear brackets are slightly more fragile than regular braces, so any athletic patients may want to consider regular.
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Taking Care of Color

While the ceramic brackets themselves don't stain, the tooth-colored elastics used to hold the arch-wire into the brackets do. This means that during treatment, you'll need to be careful to avoid dark liquids like coffee or wine or staining foods like berries. If you're careful, though, you can keep your braces clean and clear, providing the full benefits of discreet orthodontic treatment.

Contact Your Grayhawk, AZ Orthodontists

Have more questions about clear braces or any other treatment we offer? We're happy to help. Feel free to call us at 480-556-0600 for our Scottsdale or Shea office or 480-949-0332 for our Grayhawk office, reach out to us at our contact page, or use our easy online form to schedule an appointment at one of our offices. We can't wait to hear from you, and we look forward to helping you achieve a beautiful, healthy new smile!