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.
Patients experiencing moderate spacing and crowding issues can also benefit from ceramic braces. During your free consultation with one of our orthodontists, they will examine your smile and bite to make an accurate treatment recommendation.
If your orthodontist sees that you have a more severe bite issue or misalignment, they 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.
Clear braces allow our orthodontists to correct the alignment of your teeth at an individual level to create a beautiful, long-lasting smile.
Ceramic braces are less noticeable than their metal counterpart, making them a great choice for older teens and adults.
Ceramic braces feature smaller bracket sizes for greater comfort and reduced gum and tissue irritation. Plus, once you complete treatment, removal is easy and painless.
Braces will improve your oral health and help you avoid more complicated procedures such as tooth extractions and dentures.
How to care for clear braces
Clear braces straighten your teeth similarly to traditional metal braces. One of our orthodontists 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, we 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.
Schedule your free clear 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 at our Chatham or Amyclae offices today online or call us at 540-371-2611!