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Am I a Candidate for Invisible Braces?

Do you want to achieve a straighter smile but don’t want to wear noticeable metal braces? Clear aligner therapy, which is nearly an invisible orthodontic treatment, works well for many patients with mild to moderate misalignment. Braces consist of brackets and wires bonded to the teeth, while clear aligners are clear trays made of smooth plastic.

Your Consultation

There are unique alignment issues that clear aligners cannot effectively treat and are better addressed with traditional metal braces. It’s not easy for patients to tell the extent of their malocclusion. Our team can use a combination of dental X-rays and a physical exam to determine if your smile can be straightened using clear aligners.


Since clear aligners are removable, this orthodontic option requires significant commitment on the patient’s part. They must be worn for at least 20 to 22 hours per day, whenever you are not eating, drinking anything other than water, or brushing your teeth. When not wearing them, the patient must keep track of the aligners so they don’t get lost or damaged. Some patients like traditional braces since they do not have to worry about keeping track of them or wearing them often enough. In other cases, patients prefer clear aligners because they require less food and activity modifications.

Patient Preferences

One of the biggest benefits of clear aligners is the cosmetic aspect! Clear aligners are virtually invisible when worn on the teeth. They are hardly noticeable in pictures and when talking with others.

Invisible Braces in Pearland, TX

Are you interested in learning more about clear aligners? Please contact our friendly team at Broadway Dental of Pearland today to schedule an orthodontic consultation.