Blend In With Clear Braces
Clear braces can be a great alternative to conventional braces in Western Oklahoma. They’re made of a clear material and blend in with your teeth better than metal braces.
Many older teenagers and adult patients at Farrow & Dewbre Orthodontics prefer this more aesthetic option. You can achieve a great smile without the visibility of metal braces.
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 is 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 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.
Giving You a Clear Alternative to Metal Braces
Ceramic braces are also referred to as clear braces, tooth-colored braces, or aesthetic braces and they work the same way as metal braces.
Clear braces at Farrow & Dewbre Orthodontics are designed to be less noticeable on your teeth than metal braces. They're smaller than ever and made of nearly invisible tooth-colored polycrystalline ceramic material.
Don’t Worry About Stains
You may be worried about ceramic braces staining, but that hasn’t been a problem for several years. Ceramic brackets won’t stain. However, 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 choose to avoid things like coffee and tea, red wine, tomatoes, mustard, etc. to cut back on the chance of any staining. However, this isn’t necessary, since Dr. Farrow or Dr. Dewbre will change your elastics at your adjustment appointments every 6 to 12 weeks.
If you maintain a good oral hygiene routine and follow the treatment plan designed by your doctor, 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
Treatment fees will vary depending on the complexity of your orthodontic treatment. Dr. Farrow and Dr. Dewbre 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.
One of the biggest factors that affect your treatment cost will be the materials used to make your braces. In our Western Oklahoma offices, ceramic brackets cost a little more than metal brackets.
The good news is, we offer flexible payment plans, automatic bank drafts, and we will also check with your insurance company for orthodontic benefits. Our goal at Farrow & Dewbre Orthodontics is to provide outstanding value for reasonable fees!
Placing and removing ceramic braces are more sensitive to technique and requires more time, so the work it takes to put your braces on, adjust them, and take them off must also be factored into the total treatment cost.
Our treatment coordinators will be happy to go over the cost with you during your first free consultation at Farrow & Dewbre Orthodontics.
A Great Option for Adults
After a thorough orthodontic evaluation with Dr. Farrow or Dr. Dewbre, we can determine which treatment option will be best for you and your smile.
Dr. Farrow and Dr. Dewbre generally believe 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.
Schedule a free consultation with Farrow & Dewbre Orthodontics to learn if they may be right for you.