Blend In With Ceramic Braces
Want the straightening power of braces without the metallic shimmer? Clear ceramic braces are a great alternative popular with our teen and adult patients in San Diego and Rancho Santa Fe.
The translucent brackets blend in with your smile, making them much less noticeable than their metal counterparts. We use lower-profile ceramic brackets that are durable, small, and resist staining.
Giving You a Clear Alternative to Metal
Clear braces are an awesome alternative to traditional metal braces, giving you a more discreet and stylish way to straighten your teeth.
Picture this: instead of those shiny metal brackets and wires, clear braces use transparent or tooth-colored materials that blend beautifully with your teeth. This means you can flaunt your smile confidently without feeling self-conscious about braces dominating your look.
How do they work, you ask? Well, clear braces use the same principles as metal braces – they gently apply pressure to guide your teeth into their ideal positions. The best part? You'll hardly notice they're there as they work their magic.
Not only are they practically invisible, but clear braces also tend to be more comfortable compared to traditional braces. Say goodbye to those days of worrying about metal poking your cheeks! Plus, they're easier to clean because you won't have to navigate around bulky brackets and wires.
Differences Between Ceramic & Metal Braces
Metal braces are known for their strength and effectiveness. Clear braces work the same way, but the brackets blend better with your natural smile.
The ceramic material used for clear braces is slightly more fragile than metal, so Dr. Melanie typically recommends them for older teens and adults. Adjustments are slightly smaller with this type of braces, so it can take slightly longer to finish treatment.
Having said that, both types of braces work on the same principles and tend to be equally as effective in most cases.
Caring for Clear Braces
You may be worried about ceramic braces staining, but we have good news—ceramic brackets won’t stain! That means your smile will be stunning from start to finish.
However, the glue we use to attach the brackets to the teeth and the clear elastic ties that hold the wires in place can stain. This can give your braces a dingy look, so it’s important to prioritize your oral hygiene!
Be sure to brush your teeth at least twice daily to remove any plaque and bacteria that could affect your braces. This will keep your smile shining and your braces in great shape!
If you maintain a good oral hygiene routine and follow the treatment plan designed by Dr. Melanie, you won’t have to worry about giving up your morning cup of coffee or evening glass of wine.
Cost of Ceramic Braces
Your treatment fee at Dr. Melanie Orthodontics will vary depending on the complexity of your case. Dr. Melanie will determine a treatment fee that fits your orthodontic needs, and our team will do everything we can to keep the costs in your budget.
The good news is that Dr. Melanie offers flexible payment plans and automatic bank drafts, and we will also check with your California insurance company for orthodontic benefits. Our goal is to provide outstanding orthodontics to San Diego, Rancho Santa Fe, and beyond.
At our offices in San Diego and Rancho Santa Fe, ceramic brackets cost a little more than metal brackets. One of the most significant factors impacting your total treatment cost at Dr. Melanie Orthodontics 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 Dr. Melanie Orthodontics, requiring more time.
Our treatment coordinators will be happy to go over the cost with you at your first free consultation at our office in San Diego or Rancho Santa Fe.
Your Clear Smile Solution
Why wait? Embrace the magic of clear braces, and let's get your journey to a beautifully aligned smile started. Say cheese because you're on your way to a picture-perfect grin!
Schedule a visit with us at our San Diego or Rancho Santa Fe locations, and let's make your smile shine bright with clear braces!