Clear Brackets in Iowa City
Dr. Suzanne Stock provides Clarity clear braces to patients in Iowa City, Fairfield, Washington, and Williamsburg, IA. Contact us to learn more or schedule an appointment.
Clarity clear braces combine the benefits of clear aligners and traditional metal braces for a treatment option that is discreet, comfortable, and effective for a wide range of orthodontic needs. With their translucent ceramic brackets, Clarity clear braces blend in with your teeth for a more natural appearance than metal braces.
If you’re not a candidate for clear aligners or you’d prefer braces, Clarity clear braces are an excellent option. Because they’re affixed to your teeth, you’ll never have to worry about forgetting to put them back in after you eat or losing them when you’re on vacation like you might with aligners. The Clarity system has smooth, low-profile brackets that are made to resist stains, but they also have the same strength and reliability of metal braces.
During your consultation with Dr. Stock, she will examine your teeth and assess your bite. Then, she will discuss your orthodontic needs, treatment goals, and lifestyle considerations and work with you to determine if clear braces are a good fit for you or your child. Should you decide to move forward, Dr. Stock will create a customized treatment plan to reposition your teeth for a beautiful, healthy smile.
Frequently Asked Questions About Clarity Clear Braces
Do clear braces take longer?
This is a common misconception! When clear braces were first introduced, they often took longer than traditional metal braces because the brackets were more likely to break, lengthening treatment times. Modern clear braces like Clarity don’t take any longer than traditional braces thanks to advances in materials and technology.
Do clear braces turn yellow?
This is also a misconception based on clear braces of the past, which were prone to becoming stained and discolored. These days, ceramic brackets are stain resistant, which means they’ll blend in with your smile throughout your entire orthodontic treatment.
Do clear braces hurt?
Clear braces don’t hurt any more (or less) than traditional metal braces. Like any orthodontic treatment, clear braces can be uncomfortable at times, especially when you first get them and when your wires are adjusted, but over-the-counter pain relievers can help with any discomfort you experience.
How long do clear braces take to work?
Every patient has their own unique needs and treatment plan based on the orthodontic correction they require. Most patients achieve their results in one to three years if they follow our home care tips and go to all of their appointments with Dr. Stock.
Do clear braces work?
They certainly do—if they didn’t, we wouldn’t offer them! Clear braces might look different than metal braces, but they use the same system of brackets and wires to gradually move teeth into the positions planned by Dr. Stock.