Clear and Tooth-Colored Braces at Manoa Dental in Honolulu
At Manoa Dental we offer our patients a wide range of orthodontic choices for correcting dental misalignment problems, including both clear and tooth-colored braces from trusted names in orthodontic care Invisalign® and Clear Correct as well as other, natural-looking options.
Clear Braces in Honolulu, HI
When patients think of clear braces, they are likely imagining orthodontic therapy with see-through plastic aligner trays. At Manoa Dental, we offer these and other choices for tooth-colored orthodontics that help you achieve a more beautiful smile, without silver metal appliances. Our treatment options include:
Invisalign® and ClearCorrect
Both of these options make use of clear plastic aligner trays that are worn 22-23 hours a day for several months. Each treatment plan includes a varying set of aligner trays, depending on your re-alignment needs, that are customized to fit your smile . By switching out trays every two weeks, teeth are gradually moved into a new alignment. Wearing Invisalign® and ClearCorrect aligners is a highly convenient way of fixing alignment problems, as the trays can be removed for eating, brushing, and flossing.
These options are ideal for people who have mild to moderate alignment problems who can commit to wearing their removable appliances for the full time indicated.
If your treatment goals require more comprehensive orthodontic care, but you would like braces that are less noticeable, ceramic braces may be a good choice. These braces similar to traditional metal orthodontics, but use clear or tooth-colored brackets and wires rather than silver fixtures.
Ceramic braces can be used to treat a wider range of alignment problems than most other options that removable clear aligners may not be suited to correct.
Six Month Smiles
This smile alignment system also uses more conventional braces to correct teeth alignment problems, with hardware that is colored to match the shade of natural dental enamel. However, Six Month Smiles focuses specifically on teeth in the smile zone to correct cosmetic, as opposed to functional, alignment issues, allowing for an average treatment time of just six months.
Regardless of whether you have mildly misaligned teeth and would like a straighter smile for cosmetic reasons, or dental misalignment is creating issue for oral health and function, our Honolulu orthodontist offers clear braces that can help. You don’t have to have silver metal braces to get the smile you’ve always wanted.
For both teens and adults with teeth alignment issues, clear and tooth-colored braces can be an ideal solution. To find out more about our braces treatment, call at Manoa Dental in Honolulu, HI. Dr. Keri Do and Dr. Malcom Choy love to help people achieve healthier, more beautiful smiles.