Ceramic Braces – Parsippany, NJ
Straighter Teeth Without the Attention
You want straighter teeth but would rather avoid walking around with a mouth full of shiny metal. This is a common request among patients who are seeking orthodontic treatment. While metal brackets and wires look cute on a young person, it isn’t exactly the look an older teenager or working professional is going for; however, neither are crooked teeth. So, what can be done? Thankfully, at Rauchberg Dental, our team of professionals offer clear braces, which are designed to work just like traditional metal braces, only they are crafted using tooth-colored or clear ceramic brackets and wires. If this sounds like the solution for you, call us and schedule an appointment.
What Are Ceramic Braces?
Patients who are self-conscious about their appearance can find success with ceramic braces. Consisting of clear or tooth-colored brackets and wires, they not only make it less noticeable that you’re receiving treatment, but you’ll receive the same dramatic results as you would with regular braces.
Patients with crooked, gapped, or overcrowded teeth, as well as those with bite alignment problems, can achieve a new and improved smile with ceramic braces.
The process is simple, but it’s important to know that depending on your individual case, treatment can last several years. Placing the brackets on each tooth, a wire is strung through the brackets and is designed to apply continual force, moving the teeth in the proper direction.
What Are the Benefits?
- They are less noticeable than traditional metal braces, which can be important for individuals looking for a more discreet method of treatment.
- Ceramic braces offer the same results as regular braces.
- It is unlikely you’ll experience much demineralization of your tooth enamel.
- Once treatment is finished, they are easier to remove.
- Most brackets tend to lay flatter against the tooth, making it less likely you’ll experience much discomfort or irritation to the soft tissues of your mouth.
Who is a Good Candidate?
The one thing you should know about ceramic braces is that they are considered to be less durable than traditional metal braces. For this reason, it recommended that older teenagers and adults receive ceramic braces, not children or young teens.
It is also possible that you might have a more complex orthodontic issue that only metal braces can resolve. This will be determined after Dr. DeGeorge evaluates your mouth with the use of X-rays and a visual examination. Only then will she be able to determine if you are a good candidate for ceramic braces.
Understanding the Cost of Ceramic Braces
Every patient is different, so no price tag will be the same for every person. When calculating the cost for ceramic braces, it is dependent on several factors, all of which Dr. DeGeorge will include in her official estimate. During your consultation, you can expect to learn more about the process and these factors, which can include:
- Condition of the teeth prior to placement
- Number of teeth that need to be corrected
- How long the patient will need to wear the braces
- Materials used