Clear Braces in Rogers
At Imagine Orthodontics, we’re proud to offer ceramic braces to our patients in Rogers and surrounding areas! Ceramic braces are also referred to as clear braces, tooth-colored braces, or aesthetic braces and they work the exact same way metal braces do.
Our ceramic braces at Imagine 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.
All About Clear Braces
These ceramic options blend in well with your natural smile. Though they're not completely invisible and the brackets are about the same size and shape, they’re much less noticeable than metal braces.
Ceramic braces offer patients a discreet treatment option, but they can sometimes be slightly more fragile than metal braces. Because of this, Dr. Sarah typically recommends them for older teen and adult patients.
Blend in With Clear Braces at Imagine Orthodontics
Ceramic brackets are a less obvious way to straighten your smile when paired with clear, white, or tooth-colored wires and elastic ties. This option is especially attractive if you’re an esthetic-minded adult or teen in the Rogers area.
Ceramic braces are the perfect solution if you desire a less noticeable treatment, but don't want the extra hassle of removable aligners and the responsibility of wear time.
Differences Between Ceramic & Metal Braces
Metal/Traditional braces are known for their durability and strength. Traditional braces are also better at tolerating pressure than the newer ceramic ones. Ceramic braces are also tough, but they are made from a different, more fragile material that is more likely to chip or crack.
If you need more drastic corrections, Dr. Sarah may determine metal braces would 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.
You may be worried about ceramic braces staining, but that hasn’t been a problem for several years. It’s not the ceramic brackets that stain, but the adhesive used to attach the brackets to the teeth.
This can give an overall impression of discoloration or staining over time. You can choose to avoid things like coffee, tea, red wine, tomatoes, mustard, etc. to cut back on the chances of any staining.
As long as you maintain a good oral hygiene routine and follow the treatment plan put in place by Dr. Sarah, 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 in Rogers
One of the biggest factors that could affect the cost of your treatment at Imagine Orthodontics is the materials used to make your braces.
The good news is, at our Rogers office, we offer flexible payment plans, and we will check with your insurance company for orthodontic benefits. Our goal is to provide outstanding value for reasonable fees!
Treatment fees will vary depending on the complexity of your orthodontic treatment. Dr. Sarah will determine a treatment fee that fits your specific orthodontic needs, and our office will do everything we can to accommodate you and your budget.
The work it takes to put your braces on, adjust them, and take them off must also be factored into the total treatment cost. Placing and removing ceramic braces are more sensitive to technique and requires more time.
Our treatment coordinators will be happy to go over the cost with you at your first free consultation.
Best for Adults
After a thorough orthodontic evaluation with Dr. Sarah, we can determine which treatment option will be best for you and your smile.
At Imagine Orthodontics, we think ceramic braces are generally better suited for 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 Dr. Sarah at our Rogers office to learn if clear braces may be right for you.