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Clear Braces


Unionville Orthodontics is a friendly, family-oriented orthodontic office where you or your child can experience our team’s personalized approach to smile development and dento-facial correction through the dental specialty of orthodontics. Our team of devoted professionals have been caring for children, teens and adults in the Markham/Unionville area for over two decades offering traditional braces, two-phase treatments, and “barely there” cosmetic and invisible orthodontic options, including Invisalign and beautiful Radiance brackets. Located in historic Unionville, Unionville Orthodontics welcomes all with a warm, relaxed approach to care – based on traditional values of service, treatment excellence and a genuine interest in people of all ages.

Clear Braces

Clear bracket technology has improved dramatically in the last 10 years, thereby becoming an excellent treatment option. In recent years, many orthodontists have seen a dramatic increase in the number of adults interested in orthodontic treatment. Much of this surge is related to an increased awareness and importance placed on cosmetics and dental health. Clear braces are now used as effectively and efficiently as traditional metal braces without the obvious visibility.

What are Clear Braces?

Clear braces have seen remarkable technological advancements over the last decade, making them a highly sought-after treatment option. These innovative braces offer a discreet and efficient way to correct your smile.

Unlike traditional metal braces, clear braces are virtually invisible to others. This means you can achieve your desired smile without it showing like metal braces.

At Unionville Orthodontics, we understand the importance of providing you with options that cater to your preferences and lifestyle, and clear braces are a fantastic choice for those seeking a more subtle orthodontic solution.

Clear Braces vs. Traditional Ones

Clear braces offer several advantages over traditional metal braces. One of the most significant benefits is their discreet appearance. Clear brackets blend seamlessly with your teeth, making them far less noticeable than their metal counterparts. This can be particularly appealing to adults and teenagers who may be concerned about the appearance of their braces.

Moreover, clear braces are equally effective as traditional braces in achieving treatment goals. They can address many orthodontic issues, including misaligned teeth, overcrowding, gaps, and bite problems. Whether you need minor adjustments or more complex corrections, clear braces can deliver outstanding results.

Effectiveness and Treatment Goals

The primary goal of clear braces is to correct dental misalignments and provide you with a healthier, more beautiful smile.

The effectiveness of clear braces depends on various factors, including the severity of your orthodontic issues, your commitment to follow the treatment plan, and the expertise of your orthodontist.

During your consultation, we will conduct a thorough evaluation of your teeth and bite to determine the most appropriate treatment plan.

Then we will discuss your treatment goals and provide you with a clear timeline for achieving your desired results.

Duration of Treatment and Follow-up Appointments

The duration of your clear braces treatment will depend on the complexity of your orthodontic issues.

During your initial consultation, our orthodontists will provide you with an estimated timeline for your treatment plan. On average, clear braces treatment can take anywhere from 18 months to two years to achieve the desired results.

Follow-up appointments are a crucial aspect of your orthodontic journey. These appointments allow our team to monitor your progress, make necessary adjustments, and ensure your treatment plan is on track.

Cost and Insurance Locally

The cost for braces can vary depending on your specific goals and the complexity of the case.

Many dental insurance plans in Canada cover a portion of orthodontic treatment, especially for patients under a certain age (often 18).

The coverage usually has a cap, which might be a percentage of the treatment cost or a maximum dollar amount.

It’s important to review your insurance policy or speak with your insurance provider to understand what portion of the treatment cost, if any, is covered. Our treatment coordinator would be happy to provide you with information that would help you in this process.

Oral Hygiene and Aftercare

Maintaining excellent oral hygiene is essential during your clear braces treatment. Clear braces may require additional care than traditional braces because they are more susceptible to staining. Our orthodontic team will provide you with detailed instructions on how to care for your clear braces, including proper brushing and flossing techniques.

Diet, Lifestyle, and Restrictions

While clear braces offer many benefits, it’s essential to be mindful of certain dietary restrictions. Avoiding foods that are excessively hard, sticky, or prone to staining is advisable to prevent damage to your clear braces and maintain their discreet appearance. Your lifestyle may also require adjustments, such as protecting your braces during contact sports or other activities.

Our team will provide you with a list of foods to avoid and information on how to protect your braces to ensure they remain effective throughout your treatment.

Potential Discomfort and Pain

It’s normal to experience some discomfort or soreness during the initial days of wearing clear braces. This discomfort usually subsides as your mouth adjusts to the braces. Over-the-counter pain relievers can help alleviate any pain or soreness you may experience.

Our team at Unionville Orthodontics is always available to address any concerns or discomfort you may have during your treatment. We are committed to ensuring your orthodontic journey is as comfortable and pain-free as possible.

Get Your Free Consultation at Unionville Orthodontics

Embarking on your journey to having the perfect smile is an exciting decision. At Unionville Orthodontics, we offer a free consultation to discuss your orthodontic needs, treatment options, and answer any questions you may have.


In conclusion, clear braces offer an excellent solution for individuals seeking effective orthodontic treatment with a discreet and aesthetic appeal.

If you’re ready to take the next step toward achieving the smile you’ve always wanted, don’t hesitate to contact us.