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 elastics Yes Yes No
Required compliance Moderate Moderate 100%
Predictability of outcome High High Variable
Environmental impact Mild; will eventually degrade Mild; will eventually degrade Severe; plastics do not degrade
Risk of breakage Minimal May fracture Can break and be lost
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The purpose of the virtual consult is to provide a screening examination and obtain a better understanding of your orthodontic needs. It does not substitute a formal, in-person consultation. Any treatment recommendations are based on the limited information provided in the virtual consult and are subject to change. No finalized treatment plan can be developed without a formal, in-person consultation and a complete set of professional diagnostic records.