Options are a good thing in many situations.

It’s something our patients appreciate at all our Orthodontic Alliances locations across northwest Indiana. In addition to traditional metal braces and Invisalign, you also may choose clear ceramic braces at our practice.

Today, we’ll discuss some reasons you or someone you love may be interested in this treatment option. To find out more, call

 to schedule an orthodontic consultation with one of our doctors.

What Clear Braces Can Do

At the most basic level, ceramic braces are braces. That means they can fix all these problems:

  • Overbites
  • Underbites
  • Crossbites
  • Open bites
  • Gaps between teeth
  • Crowded teeth
  • Crooked teeth

Like metal braces, ceramic braces work through the combination of brackets, wires, and elastics. These parts apply pressure where needed to slowly adjust the position of your teeth so they are straighter. This makes smiles more visually attractive. Straight teeth also are easier to clean, which can reduce your risk of tooth decay and gum infections.

Why You May Want To Consider Clear Braces

So, why might you choose clear braces over other options?

First, they are less noticeable than metal braces. This makes them less obvious to other people. This doesn’t mean they are completely invisible, but they are more discreet than braces with metal brackets.

If you want to be even more discreet, you may want to consider Invisalign. This system uses clear plastic aligners rather than brackets and wires. Because the aligners are custom-made for your teeth, many people will not realize you are wearing them at all. At the same time, Invisalign may not be as effective as braces on your particular situation. The best way to know is by talking to one of our doctors.

Learn About Your Options

We understand that getting orthodontic care is a big decision for anyone. Whether you choose clear ceramic braces, traditional metal braces, or modern Invisalign aligners, we want to make sure you have all the information you need to make the best decision for you.

When you come in for your consultation, we can examine the condition of your teeth and jaw. We can identify the specific issues that you want to change, and we can discuss which options could work on your situation.

This is an opportunity for you to ask questions as well. We want to make sure you have all the information that you need to choose the treatment that will fit with your lifestyle and your long-term smile goals.

Choose Care You Can Count On

We have three locations throughout Indiana, so there’s a good chance that we have an office close to you. Find out for yourself why we have been named the top orthodontic practice in area counties for 2019.

A pair of northern Indiana natives, Drs. Schmidt lead our team Orthodontic Alliances. Both attended Indiana University. They want nothing more than to help our friends and neighbors achieve bright and beautiful smiles.

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