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How can I help my child feel comfortable wearing clear braces?

You can comfort your child by explaining that clear braces -- either brackets or aligners -- won't show as much as metal braces. Clear plastic aligners can even be removed for cleaning and eating. You can explain that he will benefit from the treatment because he may be able to speak, eat, and smile better. And you can point out that people can continue to play sports and even play wind or brass instruments while wearing braces.

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