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Dental Braces - Many braces for teeth are almost invisible.
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Have you heard? Dental braces aren't just for teenagers anymore. These days, more and more adults are getting braces for teeth. Why the shift? After all, dental braces were once the butt of some pretty legendary jokes. But today's orthodontic braces are way different from the "train tracks" of the 80s. Teeth braces are now available in clear plastic aligners or with tooth-colored ceramic brackets, making them virtually invisible. Some are even placed behind the teeth, creating a now-you-see-them, now-you-don't optical illusion. Others are still made of metal, but the brackets are smaller and treatment time is cut in half. Are you curious now? Explore this section to find out what types of braces are right for you!

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Q: I keep hearing about invisible dental braces. What are they?
A: The term "invisible braces" is used to describe new types of dental braces designed to look more natural than metal orthodontic braces. One type of invisible teeth braces uses clear brackets made of tooth-colored ceramic. With lingual dental braces, the brackets are placed behind the teeth, making them practically invisible. Another type of invisible braces for teeth, Invisalign®, is radically different: Instead of bracket and wire technology, Invisalign uses a set of clear plastic, removable aligners to gently shift teeth over time.

Q: What types of braces are appropriate for adults?
A: Most types of braces are appropriate for any age; however, the types of braces that are right for you will depend on your specific bite problem and budget. Popular choices are speed braces, mini braces and Invisalign® aligners.

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