Blend In With
Clear ceramic braces can be a great alternative to conventional braces in Zachary and Baton Rouge. They're made of a clear material, making them less visible on your teeth than metal braces.
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Giving You a Clear Alternative to Metal
Clear braces with Dr. White are less noticeable on your teeth than metal braces. Many older teenagers and adult patients at Smile Studio prefer this more discreet option because you can achieve a great smile without the visibility of metal braces.
Ceramic braces are also referred to as clear braces, tooth-colored braces, or aesthetic braces. Dr. White uses them to correct your bite and align your smile the same way as metal braces.
At Smile Studio, clear braces are smaller than ever and made of nearly invisible tooth-colored polycrystalline ceramic material.
These ceramic options blend in well with your natural smile. Though they're not entirely invisible, and the brackets are about the same size and shape as metal braces, they're much less noticeable for patients around Zachary and Baton Rouge.
Differences Between Ceramic & Metal Braces
People in Zachary, Baton Rouge and the surrounding areas know metal braces for their strength and durability. Ceramic braces are tough, but they are made from a different, more fragile material that's more likely to chip or crack.
Traditional braces are also better at tolerating pressure than newer ceramic ones. If you need Dr. White to make more drastic corrections, metal braces could be better. Adjustments with ceramic braces have to be slightly smaller, so it can take Smile Studio a little more time to align your teeth.
Both braces work on the same principles and tend to be equally effective in most cases.
You may be worried about ceramic braces staining, but that hasn't been a problem for several years. 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. This isn't necessary since Dr. White makes sure we change your elastics at every adjustment appointment.
If you maintain a good oral hygiene routine and follow the treatment plan designed by Dr. White, 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 Smile Studio will vary depending on the complexity of your orthodontic treatment. Dr. White will determine a treatment fee that fits your orthodontic needs, and our team will do everything possible to accommodate your budget.
One of the biggest factors that impact your overall treatment cost at Smile Studio is the materials we use for your braces. At our Zachary and Baton Rouge offices, ceramic brackets cost a little more than traditional metal brackets.
The good news is that at Smile Studio, we offer flexible payment plans and automatic bank drafts, and we will also check with your Louisiana insurance company for orthodontic benefits.
Dr. White and our team work to provide outstanding orthodontic care to Zachary, Baton Rouge, and beyond for a reasonable fee.
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 Smile Studio experts, which requires more time.
Our treatment coordinators will be happy to review the cost with you at your first free consultation at our office in Zachary or Baton Rouge.
Best for Adults
After a thorough orthodontic evaluation with Dr. White, we can determine which treatment option will be best for you and your smile.
At Smile Studio, we believe ceramic braces suit adults and older teens better than children and younger teens. This is because ceramic brackets are more likely to break and are more expensive than metal brackets.
Schedule a free consultation at our office in Zachary or Baton Rouge to learn if they may be right for you.