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Clear Braces – Houston, TX

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Woman with aligned smile after clear braces treatment

A confident smile can make a big difference for your social life and your career, which is why plenty of adults and teens may want to straighten their teeth. However, those same aesthetic concerns can make wearing metal braces a very uninviting idea. With clear braces, you can enjoy all the benefits of orthodontic treatment with a virtually invisible appliance. Contact Dr. Palmer today to schedule an appointment and learn whether clear braces might be exactly what your smile needs.

Why Choose Gregory Palmer, DMD & Associates for Clear Braces?

  • All Major PPO Dental Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Virtually Invisible Plastic Aligners
  • No Diet Restrictions

ClearCorrect® Clear Aligners

Patient placing ClearCorrect alignment tray

When you begin a ClearCorrect® treatment, we’ll take impressions of your mouth to create a set of clear, plastic aligners. Most people won’t notice these aligners if they don’t know what to look for, and they can be taken out of your mouth before eating or for special occasions. As you wear the aligners (which should stay in your mouth for at least 22 hours each day), they’ll gradually push your teeth towards their intended positions.

Compared to Invisalign®, many patients report that ClearCorrect feels more comfortable; this is likely because only a few aligners are made at a time to ensure that they fit perfectly.

Invisalign® Clear Braces

Patient holding an Invisalign alignment tray

Invisalign® is very similar to ClearCorrect; the treatment involves a series of custom-made, see-through aligners that you’ll wear for most of the day. It serves as a more attractive alternative to metal braces and won’t prevent you from enjoying certain foods. In addition to straightening the teeth, Invisalign can address many common orthodontic problems, including crowding, large spaces, and bite alignment issues (such as an underbite, overbite, or crossbite). You’ll wear each aligner in the series for two weeks, and the entire process takes about a year to 18 months (which is much shorter compared to traditional braces!).