A Clear Alternative to Metal Braces

Ceramic braces are also referred to as clear braces, tooth-colored braces, or aesthetic braces. They work the same way metal braces do.

Our clear braces are designed to be less noticeable on your teeth than metal braces. They're smaller than ever and made of nearly invisible tooth-colored polycrystalline ceramic material.

These ceramic options will blend in well with your natural smile.

Though they're not completely invisible, and the brackets are about the same size and shape, they’re much less noticeable than metal braces.

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Clear Braces Blend In

Ceramic brackets are a less obvious way to straighten your smile when paired with clear, white, or tooth-colored wires and elastic ties. This option is especially attractive if you are an esthetic-minded adult or teen.

Ceramic braces are perfect if you want an aesthetic treatment option but don't want the extra hassle of removable aligners and the responsibility of wear time with clear aligner systems like Invisalign®.

Differences Between Ceramic & Metal Braces

If you’re worried about ceramic braces staining, you’ll be pleased to know that this hasn’t been a problem for several years. Ceramic brackets won’t stain. But, the adhesive used to attach the brackets to the teeth can.

This can give an overall impression of discoloration or staining over time. You can choose to avoid things like coffee and tea, red wine, tomatoes, mustard, etc. to cut back on the chance of any staining, but you don’t need to.

As long as you maintain a good oral hygiene routine, you shouldn’t have to worry too much about giving up your morning cup of coffee or evening glass of wine.

Best for Adults

After a thorough orthodontic evaluation with our doctors, we can determine what treatment you need, and which treatment option will be best for you and your smile.

We think ceramic braces are generally better suited to adults and older teens. This is because ceramic brackets are more likely to break, and they're more expensive than metal brackets.

Cost of Ceramic Braces

The material your braces are made of is one of the biggest factors that affect your treatment cost. In our office, ceramic brackets cost a little more than metal brackets.

Treatment fees will vary depending on the complexity of your orthodontic treatment. Dr. Goldberg & Dr. Davis will determine a treatment fee that fits your specific orthodontic needs. Our office will do everything we can to accommodate you and your budget.

The good news is that we offer flexible payment plans and automatic bank drafts, and we’ll check with your insurance company for orthodontic benefits. Our goal is to provide outstanding value for reasonable fees!

The work it takes to put your braces on, adjust them, and take them off must also be factored into the total cost of treatment. Placing and removing ceramic braces are more sensitive to technique and take a little more time.

Our treatment coordinators will be happy to go over the cost with you at your first free consultation.

Schedule a free consultation to learn if clear braces may be right for you.