What are Traditional Braces?

Traditional braces are comprised of brackets, wires, and rubber bands. The brackets are attached to the teeth and are held together by wires, and rubber bands are put around them in order to gradually move them. They are typically used for more severe problems with the bite, crooked teeth, and overcrowding.

Traditional braces are effective because they work directly on the teeth. With the brackets and wires, your teeth are gradually moved in a way that straightens them. However, traditional braces have some downsides. They are highly visible because they are made of metal, making them difficult to clean. They are also uncomfortable, especially at first. They can cause pain and can irritate the gums. They can also make it difficult to eat, due to the braces and rubber bands.

What are Clear Braces?

Clear braces are a type of dental braces treatment that utilizes clear, removable aligners. The aligners fit over the teeth, moving them slowly into the desired position. Clear braces are an effective treatment for a wide range of orthodontic issues, including mild to severe crowding, spacing, crooked teeth, overbite, underbite, and crossbite.

Clear braces are a more visually appealing alternative to traditional metal braces. The aligners are clear, allowing them to be virtually invisible when worn. This makes them a discreet orthodontic treatment option for adult professionals and adolescents.

Clear braces are a less time-consuming orthodontic treatment than metal braces. Each aligner is worn for about two weeks. They can be removed while eating, drinking, brushing, or flossing. Cleaning the aligners is also simple as they are removed for these tasks.

Clear braces provide patients with a more comfortable orthodontic treatment than traditional metal braces. The aligners are made from a soft plastic material, making them more comfortable when worn. They are also easier to maintain than traditional braces because they are removable.


The final decision of choosing between traditional braces and clear braces depends on the patient. They can take the help of their dentist to come to a choice that benefits them.

To learn more about our clear braces, visit our Daniel Tebbi, D.M.D. office at 16661 Ventura Blvd Ste 620, Encino, CA 91436. You can also reach us at (818) 789-2034.

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