Clear braces transform smiles
Today's ceramic braces are smaller and made from nearly invisible tooth-colored polycrystalline ceramic material that seamlessly blends with your natural smile.
Ceramic brackets are a discreet path to straighter teeth when paired with clear, white, or tooth-colored wires and elastic ties. This choice is especially appealing if you prioritize aesthetics, whether you're an adult or a style-conscious teen in Myrtle Beach.
Ceramic braces offer an aesthetically pleasing treatment option without the added maintenance and time commitment of clear aligners.
While most Seabreeze Orthodontics patients love the discreet appearance, teens and adults sometimes add colored ligature ties to give their braces a vibrant, unique look against the clear brackets.
Comparing clear & metal braces
Metal braces are known for their durability, while ceramic braces use a more delicate material that can be prone to chipping or cracking. So, while both options are strong, traditional braces can withstand more pressure for more severe issues.
Both braces follow the same fundamental principles and typically provide similar outcomes. Concerns about staining with ceramic braces have been addressed over the years. But while the ceramic brackets won't stain, the adhesive and clear elastic ties used alongside them can stain, causing discoloration over time.
While avoiding staining beverages and foods like coffee, tea, and red wine can help, it's not a requirement. We replace your elastics at each adjustment appointment, ensuring your smile remains vibrant.
Maintaining good oral hygiene will allow you to enjoy your morning coffee or evening wine without concerns.
Understanding the cost of ceramic braces
Treatment costs depend on the materials used for your braces. Clear brackets at Seabreeze Orthodontics may be slightly pricier than metal ones.
The good news is we offer flexible payment plans and automatic bank drafts, and we'll coordinate with your insurance provider for orthodontic benefits. We aim to provide excellent value at reasonable fees.
The overall cost also includes the effort invested in placing, adjusting, and removing your braces. Installing and removing ceramic braces requires more meticulous procedures and time.
Discover if clear braces are right for you
After your free evaluation with Dr. Juan at Seabreeze Orthodontics, he'll create your personalized treatment plan and determine the best choice for your smile.
Clear braces are generally more suitable for adults and older teens, given that ceramic brackets may be more prone to breakage and come at a slightly higher cost than metal brackets in Myrtle Beach.
Schedule a free consultation at Seabreeze Orthodontics to explore whether ceramic braces align with your needs and goals. We look forward to helping you get your dream smile.