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Clear braces and metal braces are both effective for straightening teeth. Clear braces use tooth-colored or clear materials for a discreet appearance, appealing to those who prefer less visibility.


Metal Braces

Metal braces are the most common type of braces. They move teeth quickly, and since they are attached to your teeth, you don’t have to remember to wear anything. You will love all of the colors we have; you can change them every appointment.

Clear Braces

If you’ve decided you want to wear braces but aren’t sure about all of the metal, then clear braces are the best choice for you. They are made of a ceramic material, so they don’t stain. Many adults love these as an alternative to traditional braces.

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are the most common orthodontic questions we are asked!

How do braces work to straighten teeth?

Braces work by applying continuous pressure on the teeth over time. This pressure gradually moves the teeth into the desired position.

What are the different types of braces available?

There are several types of braces, including traditional metal braces, ceramic (clear) braces, lingual braces (placed on the back of teeth), and clear aligner systems like Invisalign.

How logn will I need to wear braces?

The duration of braces treatment varies depending on individual needs and the complexity of the case. Typically, treatment can range from 12 months to 2 years or more.

Do braces hurt?

Initially, braces may cause some discomfort or soreness as the teeth begin to shift. This discomfort usually subsides within a few days after adjustments.

What foods should I avoid with braces?

Avoid hard, sticky, or chewy foods that can damage braces or get stuck in them, such as popcorn, hard candies, and chewing gum.

How do I take care of my teeth and braces?

Maintain good oral hygiene by brushing and flossing regularly, using special tools like interdental brushes or floss threaders to clean around braces.

Can I still play sports or musical instruments with braces?

Yes, you can continue playing sports and musical instruments with braces. Consider using a mouthguard for contact sports to protect your teeth and braces.

Will I need to wear retainers after braces?

Yes, wearing retainers after braces is essential to maintain the results and prevent teeth from shifting back to their original position.

What is the cost of braces and are payment plans available?

The cost of braces varies based on factors like type of braces and treatment duration. King, McCune & Moore offers payment plans and flexible financing options to make braces more affordable for you!

How often will I need to visit the orthodontist for adjustments?

You will typically need to visit us every 4-6 weeks for adjustments to tighten or change braces as needed to continue the progress of treatment.