Clarity Clear Braces | Peoria

Braces, But Better

3M™ Clarity™ Advanced Ceramic Brackets might be the most exciting option at Central Illinois Orthodontics. Do you want a treatment with the power of metal braces but the low-key approach of aligners?

This just might be the perfect option for you.

What Are Ceramic Braces?

Clear, or ceramic, braces are individual pieces of ceramic technology that are aligned on the center of your teeth, just like traditional metal braces, but are made of ceramic and nearly invisible.

This allows you to have the same look as traditional braces with the convenience and visual appeal that come with our 3M™ Clarity™ Braces. Brackets enhance your comfort without compromising the strength of your teeth and affecting the straightening process.


How Do They Work?

Clear braces bond securely right to the front of your teeth. Each bracket holds a section of the archwire that gently applies the exact force needed to guide your teeth into their perfect position.

These ceramic brackets are designed to blend with the color of your teeth, making them far less noticeable than traditional braces. With regular adjustments from your orthodontist, the archwire ensures your teeth move efficiently towards their target alignment.

This system marries the reliability of traditional braces with the stylish appeal of ceramic materials, offering a discreet yet effective orthodontic solution.

Are They Right for Me?

If you're looking for an orthodontic treatment that's less noticeable but just as effective as traditional metal braces, clear braces might be the perfect choice for you.

They're especially appealing if you're an older teenager or adult who prefers a more subtle orthodontic appearance. Ideal for you if you have moderate to severe orthodontic issues that clear aligners might not fully address.

At your free consultation, Dr. Long will assess your teeth and discuss whether ceramic braces are the right fit for your orthodontic needs and lifestyle.


Caring for Your Ceramic Braces

Maintaining your ceramic braces involves a straightforward but important routine to keep them effective and maintain your oral health.

Brushing your teeth after every meal and flossing daily are essential steps to remove any trapped food particles and prevent plaque buildup around your braces. To avoid damaging your ceramic brackets, it’s wise to steer clear of hard and sticky foods that might cause breakage.

Regular visits to Dr. Long are vital. During these check-ups, your braces will be adjusted, and your progress will be monitored to ensure you’re on track to the perfect smile.

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Benefits of
Clear Braces

Clear, ceramic brackets come with some serious benefits. Here’s what you can look forward to.

Discreet Appearance

One of the standout advantages of choosing ceramic braces is their discreet nature. The clear ceramic material is designed to blend seamlessly with the natural color of your teeth, making your orthodontic treatment hardly noticeable to others.

This feature is seriously beneficial if you're conscious about the visibility of your orthodontic treatment in social, professional, or personal settings.


Comfortable Experience

Ceramic brackets are crafted with your comfort in mind. Their smooth, rounded edges reduce the risk of irritation to the inside of your mouth, making your orthodontic journey more comfortable.

Unlike traditional metal braces that might catch and scratch, these brackets are gentle on your cheeks and lips.


Effective Treatment

While clear braces are less visible, they don't compromise on effectiveness. They offer the same level of precision in teeth alignment as traditional braces, making them a powerful choice for correcting various orthodontic issues.

Whether you're dealing with crowding, spacing, or bite problems, ceramic braces are equipped to guide your teeth into their ideal positions efficiently.

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Start Smiling Clearly

Start with a free consultation to see if 3M™ Clarity™ advanced ceramic brackets are the perfect treatment for you.

Dr. Long and the team love our Peoria-area community, and we can’t wait to help you and your family spread the smiles!