Having braces does not necessarily require the use of highly noticeable metal brackets. As an alternative to traditional braces, Clark Orthodontics offers treatment with tooth-colored ceramic brackets to provide patients with an attractive, less noticeable option.
Ceramic braces vs. clear aligners:
Ceramic, or "clear," braces are the same as traditional metal braces except that they are made of tooth-colored material that is less noticeable. Both traditional metal braces and and ceramic braces are equally effective.
Clear aligners are different from clear braces. Clear aligners are pieces of hard plastic that are designed to fit into your mouth over your teeth. Clear aligners are great for patients requiring minor orthodontic treatment.
Advantages and disadvantages of ceramic braces:
As with any orthodontic treatment, it is important to choose the right option for your needs and lifestyle. Clear braces are a great alternative to traditional metal braces and your orthodontist will help you determine whether they are the right treatment for you.
Advantages to clear braces:
- Appearance: Ceramic braces are less noticeable than traditional metal braces, and are a great aesthetic alternative.
- Confidence: Many patients who choose ceramic braces feel more confident about their orthodontic treatment.
Disadvantages to clear braces:
- Cost: Ceramic braces are more expensive than traditional metal braces because of the material that the brackets are made of. At Clark Orthodontics, we offer convenient payment plans to help control the costs of your treatment.
If you would like to learn more about ceramic braces, and all of the options available to you, please contact our practice and schedule an appointment today.