Ceramic Braces in Fredericksburg and Stafford
Undergoing orthodontic treatments such as braces can offer a wide range of improvements for a patient’s overall oral health. However, teens and adults may want unnoticeable appliances. At Rappahannock Orthodontics, we understand your concerns and are proud to offer a discreet way to improve your smile with ceramic braces.
Who’s a Good Fit for Ceramic Braces?
If you’re a teen looking for a fast treatment option or an adult who wants to straighten their teeth without changing their professional appearance, ceramic braces may be a good fit for you. This treatment option uses tooth-colored ceramic brackets, elastics and archwire to blend in with your teeth. Some additional benefits of this inconspicuous treatment option include:
- Smaller bracket size for greater comfort.
- Reduced gum and tissue irritation.
- Easy removal once you complete treatment.
Patients experiencing moderate spacing and crowding issues can also benefit from ceramic braces. During your free consultation with our orthodontist, Dr. Caspersen, he will examine your smile and bite to make an accurate treatment recommendation.
If Dr. Caspersen sees that you have a more severe bite issue or misalignment, he may suggest traditional braces instead. This suggestion is for your safety, as a ceramic brace may break under the high pressure of a misaligned bite. Choosing the best option for your needs will allow you to continue your treatment as intended without the risk of delays.
How We Treat With Clear Braces
In addition to being small in size and comfortable, traditional braces offer various functional benefits. Some of the many advantages of metal bracket braces include:
- Effective treatment: Traditional braces allow Dr. Caspersen, our orthodontist, to correct the alignment of your teeth at an individual level to create a beautiful, long-lasting smile.
- Increased durability: Metal braces are incredibly strong, and you can trust they will last during appropriate meals.
- Smaller procedure: Braces will improve your oral health and help you avoid more complicated procedures such as tooth extractions and dentures.
How to Care for Metal Braces
Clear braces straighten your teeth similarly to traditional metal braces. Dr. Caspersen will attach tooth-colored brackets, elastics and archwire to your teeth. The archwire applies constant pressure to slowly move each tooth into a straighter position. Whenever you visit our office, Dr. Caspersen will tighten your archwire to ensure your teeth continue moving into the correct spots.
After our orthodontist removes your clear bracket braces, your treatment is not over quite yet. To ensure your teeth remain in the proper position, you will receive a retainer. It’s essential to wear this device for the recommended amount of time to keep your smile healthy and beautiful for years to come.
How Much Do Ceramic Braces Cost?
The cost of ceramic braces varies between patients based on factors such as insurance or additional imaging. As you consider the different prices available, it’s important to remember that your clear bracket braces are an investment in your health. Straighter teeth are easier to clean, and receiving ceramic braces now may prevent the need for more intensive procedures such as tooth extractions or dentures in the future.
The best way to ensure you will receive a return on your investment is by developing and practicing good oral hygiene habits. Regularly brushing and flossing your teeth and wearing your retainer will keep your smile in great condition.
Schedule Your Free Clear Ceramic Braces Consultation Today
At Rappahannock Orthodontics, we believe it is never too late to start improving your teeth. Whether you’re starting your orthodontics journey now or would like to enhance your smile later in life, our expert team is here to help. Set up your free consultation today by calling 540-371-2611 or filling out our online contact form!
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408 Chatham Square Office Park
Fredericksburg, VA 22405
35 Walpole St #203
Stafford, VA 22554