Giving You a Clear Alternative to Metal
Clear brackets are made from a ceramic composite material that blends in with your natural teeth. This makes them far less noticeable and more discreet than traditional braces, making them a popular option for adult professionals and teenagers.
While ceramic braces have an undeniable aesthetic appeal, they come with some trade-offs: they're more delicate than traditional braces and a bit more expensive.
Differences Between Ceramic & Metal Braces
People throughout Salisbury and Berlin recognize metal braces for their strength and durability. Ceramic braces are tough, too, but they are made from a different material that’s more likely to chip or crack.
Traditional braces are also better at tolerating pressure than newer ceramic ones. If you need more drastic corrections, metal braces could be a better option. Adjustments with ceramic braces have to be smaller, so it can take Tilghman Orthodontics slightly longer to align your teeth.
Having said that, clear and metal braces work the same way and are equally effective in most cases.
You may be worried about ceramic braces staining, but never fear—ceramic brackets won’t stain. However, the adhesive used to attach the brackets to the teeth and the clear elastic ties used to hold the wires in place can stain, giving an overall impression of discoloration or staining over time.
You can avoid things like coffee and tea, red wine, tomatoes, and mustard to reduce the chance of staining, but this isn’t necessary since we’ll change your elastics at every adjustment appointment.
If you maintain a good oral hygiene routine and follow the treatment plan designed by Dr. Tilghman, you shouldn’t worry too much about giving up your morning cup of coffee or evening glass of wine.
Cost of Ceramic Braces
Your treatment fee at Tilghman Orthodontics will vary depending on the complexity of your orthodontic treatment. Your orthodontist Dr. Tilghman will determine a treatment fee based on your specific orthodontic needs, and our team will do everything we can to accommodate you and your budget.
The good news is that Tilghman Orthodontics offers flexible payment plans and automatic bank drafts, and we will also check with your insurance company to determine your eligibility for orthodontic benefits. We aim to provide outstanding value to Salisbury, Berlin, and the surrounding areas for a reasonable fee.
At our offices in Salisbury and Berlin, ceramic brackets cost a little more than metal brackets. One of the most significant factors impacting your total treatment cost at Tilghman Orthodontics is the materials we use for your braces.
We need to factor in the work it takes to put your braces on, adjust them, and remove them into your total treatment cost. Placing and removing ceramic braces demands more attention and technique from our experts at Tilghman Orthodontics, requiring more time.
Best for Adults
After a thorough orthodontic evaluation with Dr. Tilghman, we can determine which treatment option will be best for you and your smile.
At Tilghman Orthodontics, we generally think ceramic braces suit adults and older teens better than children and younger teens. This is because ceramic brackets are more likely to break and are more expensive than metal brackets.
Schedule a free consultation at our office in Salisbury or Berlin to learn if they may be right for you.