Clear brackets

These are highly aesthetic brackets that have the same shape and function as traditional metal braces. Since they are made of ceramic or a crystal, they are translucent and thus show much less than metal braces.

Clear brackets

They still work exactly the same way, and move teeth just as predictably and rapidly. However, since they cannot flex like stainless steel brackets, they may fracture during the course of treatment. They are also harder than tooth enamel, so the doctor will take extra care to ensure you aren’t biting on them directly.

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At Oasis we want to work with you to determine which appliance system best suits your needs, all the while ensuring that the best outcome is achieved!

Metal brackets

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Clear brackets

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Coloured elasticsYesYesNo
Required complianceModerateModerate100%
Predictability of outcomeHighHighVariable
Environmental impactMild; will eventually degradeMild; will eventually degradeSevere; plastics do not degrade
Risk of breakageMinimalMay fractureCan break and be lost
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