Clear ceramic braces

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.

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.

How much do clear 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 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!