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.
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.
Adjustments with ceramic braces have to be slightly smaller, so it can take your Central Florida orthodontic team a little longer 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.
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.
At Dietrich & Kelso Orthodontics, we offer flexible payment plans and automatic bank drafts, and we will check with your Florida insurance company for orthodontic benefits. We aim to provide outstanding value to Central Florida and beyond for a reasonable fee.
Ceramic brackets with Dietrich & Kelso Orthodontics cost a little more than metal brackets. One of the most significant factors impacting your total treatment 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 our experts at Dietrich & Kelso Orthodontics, requiring more time.
Our treatment coordinators will happily discuss the cost with you at your first free consultation at our eight convenient locations throughout Central Florida.
Best for Adults
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.
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 and are more expensive than metal brackets.