By Larry A. Rose, DDS, MS
Houston Area Orthodontics prides itself on offering patients the most up to date orthodontic treatment available. Many adult orthodontic patients, and some of the younger patients who are participating in the dramatic arts or do not want to show braces on their upper front teeth, wear ceramic brackets. The missing link to having a really clear set of braces has been solved by the development of a truly clear arch wire perfected by BioMers Products, LLC, and called “SimpliClear”. The wire is not a wire; rather it is a complex blend of composite materials that is shaped to make custom arch wires to achieve the orthodontic correction. The process begins with photographs of the dental arches, either with brackets in place, or with no brackets, being sent to BioMers Products, LLC. (If there are no brackets on the teeth, they are placed using a custom formed mouthpiece through a technique called “indirect bonding” after the SimpliClear wires have been sent to the office). A series of custom formed arch wires are made using the photographs as a guide. The wires are clear, and when used with ceramic brackets, the result is clear! Patients who have been disappointed they are not candidates for Invisalign now have an alternative, and can contact Dr. Rose or Dr. Malik at (281) 493-2370 to learn more about the SimpliClear option. Over the next few weeks, photographs of some of our patients wearing ceramic braces and the SimpliClear wires will be posted to the Facebook page. Be sure and print the complimentary examination coupon and bring it to your appointment.