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At the orthodontic practice of Thomas Dowling, DDS, we offer clear braces for our clients seeking to straighten their teeth. Clear braces are similar to metal braces when it comes to size and shape. However, clear braces have tooth-colored or “clear” brackets to blend in naturally with your pearly whites.

Also similar to how traditional braces function, clear braces gently shift the teeth into alignment. Thanks to modern technology, with clear braces, you don’t have to worry about what some call “metal mouth.” Not only are clear braces aesthetically pleasing, but they are comfortable to wear.

To care for your smile in clear braces, you will want to take good care of your teeth and gums, brush and floss without every day. To keep from damaging your wires and braces, you can enlist the help of a soft-bristled toothbrush. A fluoride toothpaste also helps, especially if you are prone to cavities. Make sure that you use only products which carry the American Dental Association (ADA) Seal of Acceptance because they are both safe and effective for your smile.

To keep food particles from sticking to your teeth and braces, remember to brush after every meal. This will also prevent the buildup of harmful plaque on your teeth and oral appliance. Be sure to floss after you eat to remove any stuck food particles in your braces or between the teeth. Just be gentle around the wires and brackets to prevent loosening them.

If you would like to know more about how you can discreetly align your smile with the help of clear braces, please give our team a call at 301-658-7751 today. Our orthodontist, Dr. Thomas Dowling in Olney, Maryland is happy to help you with all of your smile alignment needs!