Many people suffer from some form of dental misalignment. Additionally, teeth can continue to shift throughout a person's life, resulting in unwanted gaps and even the danger of dental impaction. Orthodontic treatment can move your teeth into healthy and beautiful positions. Best of all, orthodontic treatment can be discreet. These are three types of invisible braces that you can use to straighten your teeth without letting your orthodontic appliances show:

1. Ceramic Braces

Traditional braces use brackets and wires to adjust the alignment of a patient's teeth and jaw. Ceramic braces follow the same principle. However, where traditional braces are made of metal, ceramic braces utilize tooth-colored ceramic material for the brackets. These brackets are attached to the front of a patient's teeth as usual. They are then connected with white wires to create a seamless and nearly invisible look.

Ceramic braces offer all the benefits of the traditional braces experience without the jarring look of metal in one's mouth. These braces are a good choice for people who are forgetful and may not remember to wear clear aligners as directed. However, people who enjoy coffee, red wine, and other strong drinks may wish to avoid these beverages for the duration of their treatment, since they can cause staining.

2. Lingual Braces

Some people find that ceramic braces are still too visible for their liking. Fortunately, there are other options available, such as lingual braces. Lingual braces are sometimes known as inside braces due to their placement. 

Lingual braces use brackets to adjust the alignment of teeth, just like traditional braces. However, these brackets are attached to the inside of a patient's teeth next to their tongue. Lingual braces may be more comfortable for people with sensitive mouths since they will not abrade the inner cheeks.

3. Clear Aligners

Clear aligners offer an additional option for people seeking invisible orthodontic treatment. Clear aligners are removable plastic trays that perform the same function as braces. The ability to remove this type of braces can be a great selling point for many people, since it makes eating and flossing simple.

Clear aligners are specifically designed to conform to a patient's teeth. Unlike ceramic braces and lingual braces which must be tightened over time, clear aligners cannot be altered. Instead, patients will use a series of different clear aligners to create firm, constant pressure against the teeth in order to correct misalignments over time.