If you're interested in the orthodontic benefits of metal braces but aren't eager to gain a silver (or multicolored) smile, clear ceramic braces may be an ideal option. These braces use tooth-colored brackets, instead of silver ones, to better blend in. Learn more about what makes these braces unique and how they can benefit you.
What Are Ceramic Braces?
Clear ceramic braces often called clear braces, work and function just like the metal braces. They are composed of a few main parts: the brackets, which are attached to each tooth; and the archwire, which curves through the brackets and applies gentle pressure to your teeth. The combination of these elements will move your teeth into place, improving your bite and your smile.
The main difference between Metal and Clear braces is the material they are made from. Clear braces are made from translucent or tooth-colored material that allows them to blend in with your teeth. This makes them far less noticeable than metal braces when you speak or smile.
.For those with public-facing jobs or who are self-conscious about their smile, ceramic braces can be a way to seek orthodontic treatment without noticeably changing your appearance.
Frequently Asked Questions About Ceramic Braces
We only use the best materials, and today’s technological advances mean clear braces do not stain. Patients can eat and drink whatever they want without worrying about discoloring and staining their braces.
Lots of factors go into the price of treatment. Ceramic braces are made from more expensive materials than metal braces and this does often mean ceramic braces are slightly more expensive. Still, the increase is often minimal, plus we are flexible on our payment plans to allow you to get the treatment option you are looking for.
The answer is no. Ceramic braces work just like metal braces. They are similar in shape, size, and function very much the same way to straighten teeth. This also means treatment time is the same whether you use ceramic braces or metal braces. Your treatment time is determined from multiple factors and can be as little as 6 months for limited treatment plans or as long as 24 months for more complex and comprehensive treatment.
Ceramic braces are a great option for a lot of patients. During your consultation, Dr. Rosenberg will review all the options with you. This will also allow him to discuss any additional benefits or drawbacks you may personally have for any particular option. From there he will help guide you to the best option to allow you to achieve your goals from treatment.