All About Ceramic Braces
At Embrace Orthodontics, we’re proud to offer ceramic braces to our patients in Cambridge, Lindstrom, Pine City, and surrounding areas! Clear braces are perfect if you want a low-profile look.
Blend In With Ceramic Braces
Ceramic braces are the perfect combination of strength and beauty, so you can keep smiling during, and after your treatment, and Dr. Sievers and Dr. Van Vooren use them to straighten your smile the same way as they do with metal braces.
Clear braces are a popular choice for teens and adults who want to make a less noticeable statement with their commitment to a healthier smile. The natural look of these smooth, sculpted and completely clear ceramic braces is strong and will not stain or discolor.
These ceramic brackets offer our patients the look they want, with all of the functionality of traditional metal brackets.
Their comfortable, sculptured design and attractive translucent appearance help provide the self-confidence that comes from wearing braces that look as good as they perform. They are the perfect combination of strength and beauty, so you can keep smiling during, and after your treatment.
Ceramic braces offer patients in Pine City, Cambridge, and Lindstrom a discreet treatment option, but, they can sometimes be slightly more fragile and more expensive than metal braces. Because of this, Dr. Sievers and Dr. Van Vooren typically recommend them for older teen and adult patients.
Differences Between Ceramic & Metal Braces
Metal braces are known for their durability and strength. Ceramic braces are also tough, but they are made from a material that is slightly more prone to chipping and cracking. Traditional braces are also better at tolerating pressure or impacts than newer ceramic ones—as such, we tend to recommend ceramic braces to our older and more responsible patients, as they’re more able to avoid harsh impacts that might damage the brackets.
If you need more drastic corrections, Dr. Sievers and Dr. Van Vooren may determine metal braces could be a better option. Since metal braces can be set a bit tighter than ceramic braces, they tend to work faster, and thus are slightly better suited to make larger adjustments.
That being said, both types of braces work on the same principles and tend to be equally as effective.
You may have heard about ceramic braces staining, but that’s no longer an issue. Though your ceramic brackets won’t stain, the adhesive used to attach the brackets to the teeth and the clear elastic ties used to hold your wires have a small chance of staining.
In order to fully negate this risk, you can be extra prudent about brushing after meals, or you may choose to avoid excesses of staining foods like coffee and tea, red wine, tomatoes, mustard, etc. None of this will likely be necessary since we change your elastics at every adjustment appointment.
As long as you maintain a good oral hygiene routine and follow the treatment plan put in place by Dr. Sievers and Dr. Van Vooren, you shouldn’t have to worry too much about giving up your morning cup of coffee or evening glass of wine.
Cost of Ceramic Braces in Lindstrom, Cambridge, and Pine City
One of the biggest factors that affect the cost of your treatment at Embrace Orthodontics will be the materials used to make your braces. In all of our offices, ceramic brackets cost a little more than metal brackets.
The good news is, we offer flexible payment plans, automatic bank drafts, and we will also check with your insurance company for orthodontic benefits. Our goal is to provide outstanding value for reasonable prices!
Treatment fees will vary depending on the complexity of your orthodontic treatment. Dr. Sievers and Dr. Van Vooren will determine a treatment fee that fits your specific orthodontic needs, and our office will do everything we can to accommodate you and your budget.
The work it takes to put your braces on, adjust them, and take them off must also be factored into the total cost of treatment. Placing and removing ceramic braces is more sensitive to technique and requires more time.
Our treatment coordinators will be happy to go over the cost with you during your first free consultation.
Best for Adults
After a thorough orthodontic evaluation with Dr. Sievers and Dr. Van Vooren, we can determine which treatment option will be best for you and your smile.
At Embrace Orthodontics, we generally think ceramic braces are generally better suited to adults and older teens. This is because ceramic brackets take a bit more responsibility to upkeep, and they're more expensive than metal brackets.
Schedule a free consultation with Dr. Sievers and Dr. Van Vooren at our offices in Cambridge, Lindstrom, and Pine City to learn if clear braces may be right for you.