About Ceramic Braces
At Dream Orthodontics, we’re proud to offer ceramic braces to our patients in Newnan and surrounding areas! Clear braces are also referred to as ceramic braces, tooth-colored braces, or aesthetic braces and they work the same way metal braces do.
Learn More About Clear Braces
Our clear braces at Dream Orthodontics blend in well with your natural smile. These ceramic options are designed to be less noticeable on your teeth than metal braces.
The brackets on the braces are small and made of almost see-through tooth-colored polycrystalline ceramic material. Even though ceramic brackets aren’t completely invisible and the brackets are about the same size and shape as traditional braces, they’re much less noticeable.
Ceramic braces offer our patients at Dream Orthodontics a discreet treatment option, but, they can sometimes be slightly more fragile and more expensive than metal braces. Because of this, Dr. Mallory Dawson typically recommends them for older teen and adult patients.
Blend in With Clear Braces at Dream Orthodontics
Ceramic brackets are a less noticeable way to straighten your smile! When paired with clear, white, or tooth-colored wires and elastic ties, they blend in nearly seamlessly with your smile. This option is especially attractive if you’re an esthetic-minded adult or teen in Newnan.
Ceramic braces are perfect if you want an aesthetic treatment option without the extra hassle of removable aligners and the responsibility of wear time.
Even though most of our Dream Orthodontics patients in ceramic braces love how discrete they are, we do have some teens and adults who like to use colored ligature ties.
This creates a cool neon look for your braces. The colors seem to jump right off the clear brackets, creating a really unique look most people in Newnan haven’t seen before.
The 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 different, more fragile material that can be more prone to chipping or cracking. Traditional braces are also better at tolerating pressure than ceramic ones.
If you need more drastic corrections, Dr. Mallory may determine metal braces could be a better option. Adjustments with ceramic braces 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.
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 can stain.
This can give an overall impression of discoloration or staining over time. You can choose to avoid things like coffee and tea, red wine, tomatoes, mustard, etc. to cut back on the chance of any staining. This isn’t 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. Mallory Dawson, 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 Newnan
In our Newnan office, ceramic brackets cost a little more than metal brackets. One of the biggest factors that affect the cost of your treatment at Dream Orthodontics will be the materials used to make your braces.
Treatment fees will vary depending on the complexity of your orthodontic treatment. Dr. Mallory will determine a treatment fee that fits your specific orthodontic needs and our team 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 are more sensitive to technique and requires more time from Dr. Mallory Dawson and our team.
The good news is, we offer flexible payment plans, automatic bank drafts, and we’ll even check with your insurance company for orthodontic benefits. Our goal is to provide outstanding value for any budget!
Our treatment coordinators will go over every aspect of cost with you at your first free consultation.
Best for Adults
At Dream Orthodontics, we think ceramic braces are generally better suited to adults and older teens. This is because ceramic brackets are more likely to break, and they're more expensive than metal brackets.
After a thorough orthodontic evaluation with Dr. Mallory, we can determine which treatment option will be best for you and your smile.
Schedule a free consultation with Dr. Mallory Dawson at our Newnan office to learn if clear braces may be right for your smile.