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Clear braces can be a great alternative to conventional braces in Duluth and the surrounding areas. Clear braces use tooth-colored ceramic brackets that blend in with your natural smile.
Your Clear Alternative to Metal
Ceramic braces are also referred to as clear braces, tooth-colored braces, or aesthetic braces. Our Balance Advanced team uses them to correct your bite and align your smile the same way as metal braces.
At Balance Advanced Dentistry & Orthodontics, clear braces are smaller than ever, made of nearly invisible tooth-colored polycrystalline ceramic material, and are less noticeable than metal braces.
Many older teenagers and adult patients prefer this more discreet option to transform their smile without the visibility of metal braces. Though they're not entirely invisible, and the brackets are about the same size and shape as metal braces, they're much less noticeable for patients around Duluth.
Differences Between Ceramic & Metal Braces
Traditional braces are better at tolerating pressure than newer ceramic ones, so metal braces could be a better option if you need more drastic corrections.
Ceramic braces are also tough, but they are made from a different material that’s more likely to chip or crack. Adjustments with ceramic braces are smaller, so it can take slightly longer to align your teeth.
Both braces work the same way and are equally effective in most cases.
Clear Braces Care
You may be worried about ceramic braces staining, but that hasn't been a problem for several years. Ceramic brackets won't stain.
However, the adhesive used to attach the brackets to the teeth and the clear elastic ties used to hold the wires in place can stain, giving an overall impression of discoloration over time.
You can avoid things like coffee and tea, red wine, tomatoes, mustard, etc., to reduce the chance of staining. This is optional since we'll change your elastics at every adjustment appointment.
If you maintain a good oral hygiene routine and follow your treatment plan, you won't have to give up your morning cup of coffee or evening glass of wine.
Cost of Ceramic Braces
Your treatment fee at Balance Advanced Dentistry & Orthodontics will vary depending on the complexity of your orthodontic treatment. We'll determine a treatment fee that fits your needs and do everything we can to accommodate your budget.
The good news is that we offer flexible payment plans and automatic bank drafts, and we'll check with your Georgia insurance company for orthodontic benefits. We aim to provide outstanding value to Duluth and beyond for a reasonable fee.
Ceramic brackets cost more than metal brackets at Balance Advanced Dentistry & Orthodontics. One of the most significant factors impacting your total treatment cost is the materials we use for your braces.
We need to factor in the work it takes to put your braces on, adjust them, and remove them into your total treatment cost. Placing and removing ceramic braces demands more attention and technique from our experts at Balance Advanced Dentistry & Orthodontics, requiring more time.
Our treatment coordinators will be happy to discuss the cost with you at your first free consultation at our Duluth office.
Best for Adults
After a thorough orthodontic evaluation with Dr. Hernandez, Dr. Rios, or Dr. Urrego-Torres, we can determine which treatment option will be best for you and your smile.
At Balance Advanced Dentistry & Orthodontics, ceramic braces suit adults and older teens better than children and younger teens. This is because ceramic brackets are more likely to break and are more expensive than metal brackets.
Schedule a free consultation at our Duluth office to learn if clear ceramic braces may be right for you.