Tuscaloosa Ceramic Braces
More Subtle Than Metal
If you’re looking for a discreet way to straighten your teeth, you can find clear braces at RiverView Orthodontics. These ceramic braces work just like traditional metal braces but feature brackets made of tooth-colored ceramic materials.
Blend in With Clear Braces
Clear ceramic braces are a great option if you want a more subtle look while still getting the benefits of braces or don't want the extra hassle of removable aligners and the responsibility of wear time.
The ceramic brackets blend in with your smile, making them much less obvious. However, ceramic braces are slightly more prone to breaking and a little costlier than metal braces, so they may not be best for everyone’s lifestyle in Tuscaloosa.
Ceramic braces are also called clear, tooth-colored, or aesthetic braces. Dr. Upton uses them to straighten your teeth, just like he’d do with the metal version. Though clear braces aren’t totally invisible, and the brackets are about the same size and shape, they’re much less obvious than metal braces.
Comfortable + Convenient
If you go with clear braces at RiverView Orthodontics, we’ll use In-Ovation® self-ligating brackets, which are more comfortable and convenient than traditional braces.
They put less pressure on your teeth and require fewer office visits.
Ceramic Vs. Metal Braces
You may be wondering how ceramic braces compare to metal braces. While metal braces are stronger and more durable, ceramic braces are still tough and effective.
Our Tuscaloosa patients typically know that metal braces are tough and long-lasting. Ceramic braces are also strong, but they are made from a more delicate material that can chip or crack.
If Dr. Upton determines that you need a lot of correction, metal braces might be the better choice. Ceramic braces need smaller adjustments, so it can take longer to straighten your teeth.
Both types of braces do the same job and are usually equally effective.
You might be worried that ceramic braces will stain, but that's not a problem anymore. The brackets won't stain, but the adhesive might. You can avoid things like coffee and red wine to reduce the chance of staining, but it's unnecessary.
We change your elastics at each appointment, so you don't have to worry too much about giving up your favorite drinks.
At RiverView Orthodontics, we want to make sure you get the best care possible. We'll help you choose the right braces for your needs and teach you how to care for them. With good oral hygiene, you can have a beautiful smile quickly!
Cost of Ceramic Braces
One of the biggest factors that affect the cost of your treatment will be the materials used to make your braces. Ceramic braces cost slightly more than metal braces, but we offer flexible payment plans and will check with your insurance company for orthodontic benefits.
It takes work to put your braces on, adjust them, and take them off, and we must factor that effort into the total cost of your treatment. Placing and removing ceramic braces are more sensitive to technique and require more time.
Our goal is to provide high-quality treatment at reasonable fees, and your treatment fee depends on the complexity of your orthodontic treatment. At your first free consultation, your RiverView Orthodontic team will determine the treatment fee that fits your specific orthodontic needs.
Dr. Upton and our team do everything we can to accommodate you and your budget and our treatment coordinators will be happy to go over the cost with you at your first free consultation.
Talk to Us About Clear Ceramic Braces
If you want an orthodontic treatment that is both effective and aesthetically pleasing, ceramic braces are a great choice. They’re perfect if you don't want the hassle of removable aligners and the responsibility of wear time.
If you're interested in ceramic braces, schedule a consultation with Dr. Upton at RiverView Orthodontics. He can help determine if this treatment option is right for you at our Tuscaloosa-area offices.