Clear braces are a type of orthodontic treatment used to straighten teeth. They can correct a wide range of orthodontic issues, such as crooked, crowded, hollow, and overlapping teeth. Transparent braces are discrete and less noticeable than metal braces, making them a popular choice for adults and teens. Many orthodontists offer clear braces for patients who have slightly or moderately crowded teeth, or who have minor spacing problems.
Invisalign clear braces use components similar to metal braces, such as brackets and wires. However, they are removable plastic trays that fit your teeth perfectly. Patients who have severe overcrowding or spacing problems (or serious underbites, overbites, or crossbites) may need more complex treatment. Phase 1 orthodontic treatment for growing children with a combination of baby and permanent teeth is also possible with clear braces. Learn more about buying dental aligners online to find out if this type of orthodontic treatment is right for you.