See Your Clear Choice at Johnson Orthodontics
Clear braces at Johnson Orthodontics work similarly to traditional metal braces but have a more subtle appearance on your teeth.
Ceramic Braces Are Your Subtle Solution
Today's ceramic braces are smaller than ever and made from nearly invisible tooth-colored polycrystalline ceramic material. You may have heard them called ceramic braces, clear braces, or even tooth-colored braces. These options blend seamlessly with your natural smile.
When combined with clear, white, or tooth-colored wires and elastic ties, ceramic brackets offer a discreet path to teeth straightening. This choice holds special appeal if you value aesthetics, whether you're an adult or a fashion-conscious teen in Rehoboth Beach.
Ceramic braces are a great option if you're seeking an aesthetically pleasing treatment, and want to avoid dealing with the additional maintenance and wear time commitment of clear aligner systems like Invisalign.
While most Johnson Orthodontics patients with clear braces appreciate their discreet nature, teens and adults often experiment with colored ligature ties to give their braces a vibrant, unique look that stands out against the clear brackets.
Comparing Ceramic & Metal Braces
Metal braces are renowned for their durability. Ceramic braces are equally strong but use a more delicate material that can chip or crack more easily. Traditional braces can also handle more pressure compared to newer ceramic variations.
Despite these differences, both braces follow the same fundamental principles and deliver similar outcomes in most cases. Concerns about ceramic braces staining have been addressed over the years. Ceramic brackets themselves won't stain, but the adhesive and clear elastic ties used in conjunction can be prone to staining.
This might result in an appearance of discoloration over time. While avoiding items like coffee, tea, red wine, and staining foods can help minimize this, it's not essential. We replace your elastics at each adjustment appointment.
As long as you maintain good oral hygiene, you shouldn't have to give up your morning coffee or evening wine.
Understanding the Cost of Ceramic Braces
One of the most significant factors in treatment costs is the materials used for your braces. Clear brackets in our Rehoboth Beach office are slightly pricier than metal ones.
The good news is we offer flexible payment plans and automatic bank drafts. We'll also coordinate with your insurance provider for orthodontic benefits. We aim to provide excellent value at reasonable fees.
The specific fees for your treatment depend on the complexity of your orthodontic needs. Dr. Johnson will establish a treatment fee tailored to your requirements. At Johnson Orthodontics, we're committed to working within your budget.
The effort invested in placing, adjusting, and removing your braces factors into the overall cost. Installing and removing ceramic braces involves more meticulous procedures and time.
During your initial free exam at Johnson Orthodontics, our treatment coordinators will delve into the costs with you.
Learn If Clear Braces Are Right for You
After a comprehensive evaluation by Dr. Johnson, he'll create your treatment plan and determine the optimal choice for you and your smile.
Clear braces generally suit adults and older teens more effectively, given that ceramic brackets are more susceptible to breakage and carry a higher cost than metal brackets in Rehoboth Beach.
Schedule a free consultation at Johnson Orthodontics to explore whether ceramic braces align with your needs.