Blend in with clear braces
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.
If you want an esthetic treatment option but don’t want the extra hassle of removable aligners and the responsibility of wear time with clear aligner systems like clear aligners, clear braces could be the perfect option. Even though most patients in ceramic braces love how discrete they are, we do have some teens and adults who like to use colored ligature ties. This gives braces an almost neon look.
The colors pop off the clear brackets, creating a really unique look most people haven’t seen before.
Differences between ceramic & metal braces
Both types of braces use the same principles to straighten your teeth and tend to be equally as effective in most cases. Metal braces are known for being durable and strong. Ceramic braces are also strong. But, since they’re made from a different, more fragile material, they’re more likely to chip or crack. Traditional braces are also better at tolerating pressure than newer ceramic ones.
If you need more drastic corrections, metal braces could be a better option. Adjustments with ceramic braces have to be slightly smaller, so it can take a little more time to align your teeth.
You may be worried about ceramic braces, but that’s not a problem with the brackets we use. Ceramic brackets won’t stain. The adhesive used to attach the brackets to the teeth and the clear elastic ties used to hold the wires in can stain, but we change your elastics at every adjustment appointment.
Cost of clear braces
The materials used to make your braces are one of the biggest factors that affect the cost of your treatment. In our Louisville and Mt. Washington orthodontic offices, clear ceramic brackets cost a little more than metal brackets. Your treatment fee will vary depending on how complicated your orthodontic treatment is. Dr. Jennings will determine a treatment fee that fits your specific orthodontic needs, and our office will do everything we can to accommodate you and your budget.
The good news is, we offer flexible payment plans and automatic bank drafts, and we will also check with your insurance company for orthodontic benefits. Our goal is to provide outstanding value for reasonable fees! Our treatment coordinators at Jennings Orthodontics will be happy to go over the cost with you at your first free consultation.
Get started with clear braces
After a thorough orthodontic evaluation with Dr. Jennings, she 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 in Louisville and Mt. Washington. This is because ceramic brackets are more likely to break, and they’re more expensive than metal brackets.
Schedule a free consultation at Jennings Orthodontics to learn if clear braces may be right for you.