Clear and ceramic braces are a discreet alternative to traditional metal braces that may satisfy your need for a more natural look during your orthodontic treatment. At River Falls Orthodontics, our expert orthodontic specialist will see if clear and ceramic braces could be the right fit for you so you can feel your best while achieving the smile of your dreams.
Clear and Ceramic Braces vs. Traditional Braces
Clear/ceramic braces and traditional braces differ in color and material. Traditional braces consist of metal brackets and wires, but clear and ceramic braces are both typically made of ceramic material and are either clear or tooth-colored in appearance.
Since clear and ceramic braces are naturally colored like your teeth, it’s important to pay close attention to maintaining proper brushing and flossing to avoid any staining. Orthodontists recommend avoiding dark-pigmented food and drinks, such as berries, coffee, and sodas to keep your brackets bright and white. Clear or ceramic brackets also tend to be larger in size than traditional metal brackets. Because of this, orthodontists are more likely to use clear and ceramic brackets on only your top front teeth.
The most common reason for wanting clear and ceramic braces is the natural component. For this reason, clear and ceramic braces are more commonly used on older teens and adults. We’ll make sure your smile looks great for anything you face, whether it’s your senior pictures or a big presentation at work!
Length of Treatment
On average, clear and ceramic braces treatment takes approximately one to three years. Your length of treatment will be determined by your orthodontist. When you come in for your complimentary consultation, our team develops an action plan for your smile needs that outlines your treatment timeline.
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If you think clear and ceramic braces might be right for you, contact our Simpsonville office to schedule a complimentary consultation. We can’t wait to help you achieve the smile you’ve always dreamed of!