An Alternative to Metal Braces
These clear brackets are made from a clear and durable ceramic material.
About Ceramic Braces
Ceramic braces are also referred to as clear braces, tooth-colored braces, or esthetic braces and they work the same way metal braces do.
Designed for esthetics, our clear braces are smaller than ever and are made of nearly invisible tooth-colored polycrystalline ceramic material.
Though they're not completely invisible, they’re much less noticeable than metal braces and will blend in well with your natural smile.
More About Clear Braces
As the names imply, metal braces are made of a sequence of metal brackets, while ceramic braces are made of either translucent (monocrystalline alumina) or tooth-colored (polycrystalline) ceramic brackets.
Both of these ceramic options will blend in well with your natural smile. Though they're not completely invisible, they’re much less noticeable than metal braces, even though the brackets are about the same size and shape.
Blend in With Clear Braces
Ceramic brackets are an inconspicuous way to straighten your smile when paired with clear, white, or tooth-colored wires and elastic ties. These are an especially attractive option for our adult patients or esthetic-minded teens.
Ceramic braces are perfect for patients who 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 Invisalign®.
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. These give braces an almost neon look, where the colors pop off the clear brackets, creating a really unique look most people haven’t seen before.
Cost of Ceramic Braces
When looking at the cost of your treatment, one of the biggest factors will be the materials used to craft your braces. In our office, ceramic brackets are slightly more costly than metal brackets.
The work involved in putting braces on, adjusting them, and taking them off must also be factored into the total cost of treatment.
The placement and removal of ceramic braces is more sensitive to technique and requires more time. Our treatment coordinators will be happy to go over the cost with you at your consultation visit.