A Clear Choice for Straighter Smiles
Warrior Orthodontics can help you smile with confidence, and you don't even have to wait until after your treatment is over to brighten the world.
We offer ceramic braces, which are discrete corrective braces that enable you to carry on with your life while working on realigning your teeth.
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 to people around Warrior, AL, compared to metal braces.
Ceramic braces offer patients a discreet treatment option, however, they can sometimes be slightly more fragile and more expensive than metal braces. Because of this, Dr. Abenoja typically recommends them for older teen and adult patients.
Blend in With Clear Braces at Warrior Orthodontics
Ceramic braces are a great choice if you want an aesthetic treatment option but don't want the extra hassle of removable aligners and the responsibility of wear time.
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 aesthetic-minded adult or teen around Warrior.
Most of our Warrior Orthodontics patients in ceramic braces love how discrete they are, however, some teens and adults like to use colored ligature ties. The colors pop off the clear brackets, creating a really unique neon look most people have never seen.
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.
Adjustments with ceramic braces have to be slightly smaller, so it can take a little more time to align your teeth. If you need more drastic corrections, Dr. Abenoja may determine metal braces could be a better option.
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. 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 can stain.
Over time, this can give an overall impression of discoloration or staining. 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 we change your elastics at every adjustment appointment.
As long as you maintain a good oral hygiene routine and follow the treatment plan put in place by Dr. Abenoja, 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 Warrior
In our Warrior office, no matter if you need ceramic brackets and metal brackets, the cost will be the same.
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 is to provide outstanding value for reasonable fees!
Treatment fees will vary depending on the complexity of your orthodontic treatment. Dr. Abenoja 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.
The work it takes to put your braces on, adjust them, and take them off must be factored into the total cost of treatment. Placing and removing ceramic braces are more sensitive to technique and require more time from Dr. Abenoja and our expert team.
Our treatment coordinators will be happy to go over the cost with you at your first free consultation at Warrior Orthodontics.
Best for Adults
After a thorough orthodontic evaluation with Dr. Abenoja, we can determine which treatment option will be best for you and your smile.
At Warrior Orthodontics, we think 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 Dr. Abenoja at our Warrior office to learn if clear braces may be right for you.