Clear Braces in North Carolina

Providing quality orthodontic treatment in Durham, Raleigh, and Goldsboro.

At Carolina Dental Arts, we love to see our patients leave our dental office smiling proudly. That’s why we offer clear braces as part of our orthodontic services. Like traditional braces, they can correct crooked, gapped, and misaligned teeth. However, clear braces are barely noticeable, providing an effective yet discreet path to a straighter smile. If you’re ready to love your smile again, clear braces are an excellent choice!

What Are Clear Braces?

Clear Braces in North Carolina | Carolina Dental ArtsClear braces are also called ceramic braces or tooth-colored braces. That’s because they replace the silver metal brackets and wires of conventional braces with clear ceramic brackets and tooth-colored wires. This option allows patients to straighten their teeth discreetly.

This method is ideal for those looking to improve their smile without the visibility of traditional braces. It is especially suitable for patients with complicated needs that clear aligners like Invisalign® may not address as effectively.

The Benefits of Clear Braces

Clear braces combine the aesthetic benefits of clear aligner trays with the tried-and-true effectiveness of conventional braces.

  • Discreet appearance: The clear brackets and tooth-colored wires blend seamlessly with your natural teeth, making them hardly noticeable to others. This ensures you can smile confidently throughout your treatment.
  • Effective treatment: This method is just as effective as metal braces in correcting a wide range of orthodontic issues, from mild misalignment needs to more complex cases involving significant gaps and bite problems.
  • Durable solutions: Ceramic braces are strong, and while they aren’t as stain-resistant as metal braces, proper care can keep them in good condition.
  • Enhanced comfort: Ceramic braces tend to be smoother and less irritating to the gums and cheeks than metal braces.
  • Reliable care: Our providers are experienced dentists who have received specialized training to deliver optimal results. This expertise ensures that you receive high-quality care throughout your treatment.

Are Clear Braces Right for You?

A good candidate for clear braces is someone seeking an effective orthodontic solution with aesthetic value. Clear braces are ideal for individuals with complex orthodontic cases where Invisalign may not be as effective. While they offer the advantage of being less noticeable than metal braces, they are slightly more expensive and a bit more fragile. Additionally, clear braces are more prone to staining if not properly cared for. Despite these considerations, clear braces are a remarkable option for achieving a beautiful, straight smile!

The Process: What To Expect

To get clear braces, you’ll first have a consultation with one of our trained dentists, who will assess your smile to determine if you’re a good candidate for this orthodontic approach. Once approved, the dentist will create a personalized treatment plan that outlines your treatment details and the expected final results. Using advanced dental technology, we’ll take a digital impression of your teeth. Our software then generates a 3D model of your current smile and creates another showing what your teeth may look like at the end of your treatment. It’s a great way to envision your end result!

During your clear braces fitting, we will place the clear brackets and tooth-colored wires on your teeth. We will use special dental cement to attach the brackets to your teeth and then secure the write with clear bands.

You’ll have regular follow-up appointments so that we can monitor your treatment. At these appointments, we will adjust the braces and ensure your teeth are moving as planned.

Straighten Your Smile With Clear Braces

If you are interested in straightening your smile discreetly, we can help! At Carolina Dental Arts, we offer clear braces and Invisalign as alternatives to traditional metal braces. These options allow you to achieve a straighter smile without compromising aesthetics.

Contact us today to learn more about this orthodontic procedure. We would be glad to answer your questions and see if clear braces are right for you!

Frequently Asked Questions

Clear braces should not hurt. Like traditional metal braces, you may experience minor discomfort after we first place the braces on your teeth and after we adjust them. However, this soreness is temporary and can be managed with over-the-counter pain relievers.

Yes, we retainers are valuable tools for maintaining your beautiful results. Teeth have a natural tendency to shift back to their original alignment over time. Retainers help keep the teeth in their new positions, allowing the surrounding bone and tissue to adapt and hold them in place. Without retainers, the results of your orthodontic treatment may gradually reverse.

Dental insurance plans may offer some coverage for clear braces treatment, but the covered amount varies by plan. We can assist you in determining your specific coverage. Additionally, we offer flexible financing options through third-party lenders to make the treatment more affordable.

Insurances We Accept

Our Locations

Carolina Dental Arts - Durham Location - Durham North Carolina Dentist


415 Dunstan Avenue
Durham, NC 27707

(919) 683-1847 View Location

Glenwood South

301 Glenwood Ave, Suite 210
Raleigh, NC 27603

(919) 670-4944 View Location
Goldsboro Dental Office Carolina Dental Arts North Carolina


2720 Graves Drive
Goldsboro, NC 27534

(919) 778-0098 View Location
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New Bern Ave

3110 New Bern Ave, Suite 102
Raleigh, NC 27610

(984) 242-0568 View Location

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