Many adults hesitate to commit to orthodontic treatment because they do not want their smile to be marred by dark brackets and wires. Dr. Holland and our team understand such concerns, which is why we are proud to offer 3M Clarity Advanced ceramic brackets. These brackets can help you enjoy all of the benefits of traditional braces as comfortably and discreetly as possible.
3M is a large corporation that uses science to support advancements in a variety of fields, including healthcare. The Clarity brackets they have designed are truly outstanding because the ceramic closely matches the natural color of teeth. They are also quite low-profile, which eliminates unnecessary bulk and contributes to a more comfortable patient experience. When these brackets are used alongside discreet wires, they create truly subtle — but still highly effective — clear braces.
Some of the most outstanding benefits of these brackets include:
Many types of ceramic brackets require a metal slot liner to hold the archwire in place. However, Clarity Advanced ceramic brackets do not. That is because they are constructed of a fine-grained material that is stronger than that used in most types of ceramic brackets. Therefore, they do not require metal reinforcements.
The fine-grained material, along with the brackets’ unique design, allows them to be quite small without sacrificing strength.
Although ceramic braces are strong and durable, they are still not quite as much so as their metal counterparts. Therefore, we typically use them only for adult braces and for children who are responsible enough to take proper care of their braces throughout their treatment period.
Yes, you can maintain your active lifestyle even with braces. However, it is imperative that you wear an orthodontic mouthguard when you play sports. Without the mouthguard, a mishap during a game or practice could cause significant damage both to your braces and to your mouth.
Are you ready to learn if Clarity Advanced ceramic brackets are right for you? Contact our team to schedule your consultation with Dr. Holland.