Dr. Jim Watson and the team at Watson Orthodontics offer their patients near Katy, TX the latest and most advanced treatments available today including clear braces. Patients considering different treatment approaches to their orthodontic needs can choose traditional braces, clear braces, lingual braces, or clear thermoplastic aligners. But are they better than traditional braces?

Traditional Braces vs. Clear Braces

Traditional metal braces are made of metal brackets and wires that attach to the front surfaces of the teeth. Some even come in a choice of colors for a bit of fun. Clear braces are like traditional metal braces in that they are also affixed to the front surfaces of the teeth. Clear braces, however, are made out of a clear, ceramic material made to mimic the shade of your teeth making them much less noticeable to the casual observer than traditional metal braces are. Both types of braces are joined by a wire (metal or clear) to exert pressure and move the teeth within the mouth.

3 Benefits of Clear Braces

Clear braces are a great option for teens and adults who need to wear braces but are concerned or self-conscious about their image.

  1. They’re clear. Hence the name, the benefit to clear braces is that they are clear. More accurately, they are made to match the color of your teeth making them not so obvious in normal social interactions.
  2. They’re effective. Our patients in the Katy, TX area are confident that clear braces will treat their issue while being discreet and unobtrusive.
  3. They’re comfortable. This system involves a lot less hardware, so there is less of a chance for irritation to occur.

While traditional braces are a proven and effective treatment option, there are other approaches that can be less obvious and more comfortable. Dr. Watson and the staff at Watson Orthodontics have the knowledge and experience to help their patients near Katy, TX choose the most effective and appropriate orthodontic treatment for them. For more information on clear braces, or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Watson, contact us today!


Dr. Jim Watson and the team at Watson Orthodontics are experts in braces. If you have any questions pertaining to Invisalign, Invisalign Teen, braces and clear braces in the 77429 zip code: Cypress TX, Harris County TX, Houston TX, Spring TX, Tomball TX, or would like to schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Watson, contact Watson Orthodontics at: (281) 955-7612