Clear Braces

Unlike traditional metal brackets, clear braces create a more aesthetic look making your orthodontic treatment less obvious to friends and family. Some patients are concerned that these appliances can absorb color and stain over time, but Drs. Lemchen and Dr. Salzer use the highest quality ceramic appliances in order to ensure that your brackets stay clear and your teeth look clean throughout treatment.

Who do you recommend clear braces for?

  • Patients who want something less noticeable.

  • Adults who are not Invisalign candidates.

  • Great for children, teens, and adults.

How do you take care of your clear braces?

  • Same as traditional brackets, you want to make sure to brush and floss above and below the bracket to avoid any staining and potential white spots.

  • Beyond the regular routine of brushing and flossing, you can also use an oral irrigation device – such as a Waterpik® or the Philips Sonicare Airfloss – to keep your teeth clean during treatment.

Are clear braces painful?

  • Clear braces are no less comfortable than traditional braces or aligners and we offer several new and exciting technologies proven to reduce discomfort if required.

  • These same technologies are often used to accelerate treatment as well.

Are there ways to reduce any discomfort associated with orthodontic treatment?

Yes. At Lemchen Salzer Orthodontics, we use several technologies that cannot only reduce pain but that can also accelerate orthodontic treatment. Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) or cold laser therapy are both forms of photobiomodulation. Drs. Lemchen and Dr. Salzer are active participants in the development of the OrthoPulse device which is used at home for ten minutes a day. LLLT is also applied in the office to reduce pain and inflammation.

Questions about Clear Braces?

Call our Upper East Side office at 212-755-2333 or call our downtown location at 212-871-9835 or email