Clear Braces Frequently Asked Questions
How long will I wear clear braces?
The timeline for clear braces depends on how crooked your teeth are, the alignment of your jaw, and how quickly you respond to treatment. For most people, clear braces can straighten their teeth in 12-18 months if they wear the aligners 20-22 hours a day. Drs. Doty and Ballard can give you a more accurate estimate after creating your treatment plan.
Do clear braces hurt?
You will feel minor pressure for a few days each time you switch to a new set of aligners (usually every two weeks). This discomfort is minimal and responds to over-the-counter pain relievers.
What brand of clear braces do you offer?
We carry both Invisalign and ClearCorrect clear aligners. We determine the best brand for you based on your dental exam, 3D images, and aesthetic goals.
Can I eat with clear braces in place?
There are no food restrictions with clear braces – just remove them when eating, brush your teeth, then pop your clear braces back in place. Never try to eat with your aligners in place. Remove them for eating, drinking, and dental care. You can also take them out for special occasions, but remember that the more you wear them, the more quickly you will see results.
How do I clean my clear braces?
Brush your clear braces every time you brush your teeth, including after meals and at bedtime. Use lukewarm water (not hot), a soft bristle toothbrush, and toothpaste.
How much do clear braces cost?
The cost depends on several factors, but they are comparable to traditional metal braces without the hassle of metal braces. We provide an accurate cost breakdown at your initial appointment and work with you and your insurance provider to ensure you get the best possible price. We accept Visa, Mastercard, and Discover. CareCredit is an excellent option for many patients, offering up to a year of interest-free credit.
If you are considering clear braces to straighten your teeth, Brookway Dental features two of the most popular and successful brands. Contact our office today at 601-823-3200 for a consultation.