Traditional braces utilize silver brackets that attach to each tooth. A wire is run between these brackets to help make teeth straighter over time. Braces are often used to correct malocclusions like under bites, over bites, cross bites, and deep or open bites, as well as various other flaws of the teeth and jaw.
Clear braces are an alternative to traditional braces that utilize advanced technology to minimize the appearance of braces on a patient. This may include using clear brackets to attach wires to the tooth to maximize their ability to blend in.
Invisalign is a proprietary method of orthodontic treatment which uses a series of clear, removable teeth aligners that are used as an alternative to traditional metal dental braces. As this technology advances, we can now treat even more cases with Invisalign which may have been normally only treated with traditional braces.