Blend In With Clear Braces

Clear braces can be a great alternative to conventional braces at Dietrich & Kelso Orthodontics. These braces come with 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 and are less visible on your teeth than metal braces.

For this reason, ceramic braces are used mainly on older teenagers and adult patients who have cosmetic concerns.

While clear braces are less noticeable, they are larger and more brittle than their metal counterparts, requiring more attention to detail. For these reasons, ceramic braces are used more on upper front teeth than lower ones.

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Differences Between Ceramic & Metal Braces

People throughout Central Florida know metal braces for their strength and durability. Ceramic braces are also tough, but they use a different, more fragile material that's more likely to chip or crack.

Traditional braces are also better at tolerating pressure than ceramic ones. If you need more drastic corrections, metal braces could be a better option.

If you're worried about ceramic braces staining, you'll be happy to know that hasn't been a problem for 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 over time.

You can avoid things like coffee and tea, red wine, tomatoes, and mustard to reduce the chance of staining, but this isn't necessary since we'll change your elastics at every adjustment appointment.

As long as you maintain a good oral hygiene routine and follow the treatment plan designed by your doctor at Dietrich & Kelso Orthodontics, 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

Your treatment fee at Dietrich & Kelso Orthodontics will vary depending on the complexity of your orthodontic treatment. Your orthodontist will determine a treatment fee specific to your case, and our team will do everything we can to accommodate you and your budget.

Dietrich & Kelso Orthodontics provides flexible payment plans and automatic bank drafts. In addition, we will verify orthodontic benefits with your dental insurance company. Our goal is to offer exceptional value to not only Central Florida but to customers beyond at a reasonable cost.

While many other offices charge more for ceramic brackets, our fees are based on treatment complexity. So we charge the same for ceramic braces that we charge for metal braces.

Our treatment coordinators will happily discuss the cost with you at your first free consultation at one of our many convenient locations throughout Central Florida.

Best for Adults

At Dietrich & Kelso Orthodontics, we generally think ceramic braces suit adults and older teens better than children and younger teens since they are more likely to break when compared to metal brackets.

After a thorough orthodontic evaluation with one of our expert orthodontists, we can determine which treatment option will be best for you and your smile.

Schedule A Free Consultation At One Of Our Conveniently Located Central Florida Offices To Learn If Ceramic Braces May Be Right For You.