Blend In With Ceramic Braces
Clear braces can be a great alternative to conventional braces in Palmetto Bay. Clear braces at Smiles of Palmetto Bay feature tooth-colored ceramic brackets that blend in with the color of your natural smile.
Giving You a Clear Alternative to Metal
Ceramic braces are made of transparent materials, so they’re less visible on your teeth than metal ones. For this reason, Dr. Greg Ross mainly uses ceramic braces on teenage and adult patients with aesthetic concerns.
While they are visually less prominent, they do require more attention to oral hygiene as ceramic braces are larger. The only drawback to ceramic brackets is that they are more fragile, and the elastic ties can discolor between orthodontic visits with certain foods and smoking.
Compared to metal brackets, 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 Palmetto Bay.
Oral Hygiene with Clear Braces
You may be worried about ceramic braces staining, but that hasn't been a problem for several years. 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 or staining over time. You can avoid things like coffee and tea, red wine, tomatoes, mustard, etc., to reduce the chance of staining. This isn't necessary since Dr. Ross will change your elastics at every adjustment appointment.
If you maintain a good oral hygiene routine and follow Dr. Ross's treatment plan, you shouldn't worry too much about giving up your morning cup of coffee or evening glass of wine.
Ceramic Vs. Metal Braces
People throughout Palmetto Bay recognize metal braces for their strength and durability.
Ceramic braces are also tough, but they are made from a different, 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 with Smiles of Palmetto Bay might be a better option.
Adjustments with ceramic braces have to be slightly smaller, so it can take Dr. Ross a little more time to align your teeth. Clear and metal braces work the same way and are equally effective in most cases.
Cost of Ceramic Braces
Your treatment fee at Smiles of Palmetto Bay depends on your orthodontic treatment's complexity.
Dr. Ross will determine a treatment fee that fits your orthodontic needs, and our team will do everything we can to accommodate you and your budget.
The good news is that Dr. Ross offers flexible payment plans, and we will check with your Florida insurance company for orthodontic benefits.
We aim to provide outstanding value to Palmetto Bay and beyond for a reasonable fee.
Ceramic brackets at our office in Palmetto Bay cost a little more than metal brackets. One of the most significant factors impacting your total treatment cost at Smiles of Palmetto Bay 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 Dr. Ross, which requires more time.
Our treatment coordinators will be happy to discuss the cost with you at your first free consultation at our office in Palmetto Bay.
Best for Older Teens & Adults
After a thorough orthodontic evaluation with Dr. Ross, we can determine which treatment option is best for you and your smile.
At Smiles of Palmetto Bay, we believe ceramic braces are best for adults and older teens since the ceramic brackets are more likely to break and are more expensive than metal brackets.
Schedule a free consultation at our office in Palmetto Bay to learn if clear braces may be right for you.