Braces/ Orthodontics

Braces/ Orthodontics

Orthodontics is a special branch of dentistry that mainly deals with correcting the alignment of teeth. The most popular dental appliances used in orthodontic treatment are dental braces, owing to their amazing effectiveness.

What are braces made from?

Dental braces are composed of two major components, namely brackets and wires. Brackets are attached to the teeth with the help of dental adhesives, whereas the metal wires are run through the brackets, and their ends are fastened to provide the required anchorage. The dentist tightens or loosens the wires to adjust the pressure applied on the teeth, thereby controlling their movement. In some cases, the metal wires would be combined with bands of varying colors.

What are the advantages of conventional braces?

  • Metal braces are the most effective solution for correcting a malocclusion. They have been known to treat even the most severe teeth misalignment issues, which are quite tricky to treat with other orthodontic aligners.
  • Braces are quite durable and do not get damaged easily.
  • The treatment period with conventional braces is usually lesser as they move the teeth to their orthodontically right positions quicker.
  • Patients who wish to get more aesthetically pleasing aligners can choose ceramic or clear braces.

What is ClearCorrect?

ClearCorrect is an orthodontic aligner made from dental-grade plastic and looks pretty similar to a mouthguard that athletes use. Patients have to put the aligner on, and the walls of the aligner gradually move the teeth to their desired positions. The best feature about Clear Correct is that it is removable, meaning you can take it off whenever you have to eat food, brush the teeth, etc.

Why should you choose ClearCorrect?

  • ClearCorrect doesn't have any metal components, thus almost eliminating all the chances of sustaining injury due to the aligners.
  • The aligners are removable, making them highly convenient and easy to use.
  • The material used to make the aligners are made from dental-grade plastic that is biocompatible. It doesn't have any adverse effects on the soft tissues of the mouth.
  • Since the aligners are made from a transparent plastic material, they stay under disguise and hardly affect your natural smile. Only when someone takes a closer look will the aligners be visible.
  • Patients need not make any changes to their diet while using clear correct, as they can simply take them off and eat any food they wish to.


Through further discussion, our dentist can help you make the right choice between conventional Braces and ClearCorrect for your orthodontic treatment. Please get in touch with us through online consultation or by calling us at (317) 547-1111 to book an appointment with Dr. Sinnis at our office in Indianapolis, IN, and we'll guide you further.

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