Your clear alternative to metal
Clear braces with Orthodontics Exclusively are designed to be less noticeable on your teeth than metal braces and customized for your unique smile. Many older teenagers and adult patients prefer this discreet option because they can give you a great smile without the visibility of metal braces.
Ceramic braces are also known as clear braces, tooth-colored braces, or aesthetic braces. At Orthodontics Exclusively, we use them to correct your bite and align your smile the same way as metal braces. Ceramic braces are a great alternative for patients who are not candidates for Invisalign.
At our Oklahoma City and Norman offices, clear brackets are smaller than ever and custom-made for your smile of nearly invisible tooth-colored polycrystalline ceramic material.
These ceramic options blend in well with your natural smile. 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 Oklahoma City and Norman.
Differences between ceramic & metal braces
People throughout Oklahoma City and Norman know metal braces for their strength and durability. Ceramic braces are strong, too, but they are made from a slightly more fragile material that’s 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 at Orthodontics Exclusively have to be slightly smaller, so it can take a little more time to align your teeth.
Having said that, both types of braces work on the same principles and tend to be equally as effective in most cases.
Maintaining clear braces
You may worry about ceramic braces staining, but that hasn’t been a problem for some time. Ceramic brackets won’t stain, but the adhesive used to attach the brackets to the teeth and the clear elastic ties used to hold the wires in place can stain.
This can give an overall impression of discoloration over time. You can avoid things like coffee and tea, red wine, tomatoes, and mustard to cut back on the chance of any staining. This isn’t necessary since we’ll change your elastics at every adjustment appointment.
If you maintain a good oral hygiene routine and follow the treatment plan from your orthodontist, you shouldn’t have to worry about giving up your morning cup of coffee or evening glass of wine.
Cost of ceramic braces
The cost of treatment at Orthodontics Exclusively will vary depending on the complexity of your treatment. Our team will determine a treatment fee that addresses your needs while working with you to keep payments within your budget.
You can choose from our flexible payment options at Orthodontics Exclusively to keep treatment within your budget. If you have dental insurance, our team will verify your orthodontic benefits and file any claims on your behalf.
At our Oklahoma City and Norman offices, ceramic brackets cost a little more than metal brackets. One of the most significant factors impacting your total treatment cost at Orthodontics Exclusively will be 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 Orthodontics Exclusively, requiring more time.