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Clear ceramic braces are a relatively new development in straightening teeth.
When most people think about someone wearing traditional braces, they typically think of children and teens. The stories of embarrassed young people with a “mouthful of metal” are legion. It’s undeniable that, for many children and teens, having to wear traditional braces is a challenge to their self-esteem and social lives.
At Orthodontic Alliances’ various practices in Indiana, top Indiana orthodontists Drs. Schmidt know that the problems with silver metal braces aren’t confined to children and teens.
Different Ages, Different Considerations
Countless adults also need and receive orthodontic treatment with braces to correct their bite and the alignment of their teeth. What many people don’t think about is that adults with traditional braces may have an even harder time.
In the business world, appearances are important. Professionally active adults often rely on their appearance to help achieve their professional goals and advance in their careers. As silly as it might sound, traditional metal braces on an adult can be the difference between making the sale or not, or getting a promotion or not getting it.
Younger adults, typically in their 20’s and 30’s, can also find their social lives and relationships strongly impacted by traditional braces.
Clear plastic aligners such as Invisalign can be an excellent alternative for many adults who want straight teeth. But the orthodontic needs of some people require the use of braces rather than aligners.
Fortunately, adults of all ages in Indiana now have another option when it comes to orthodontic treatment.
Enter Clear Ceramic Braces
Clear ceramic braces are a great alternative for adults who can’t professionally or personally afford the mouthful of metal look.
Clear ceramic braces use the same wire and bracket system as traditional metal braces, but they’re far less noticeable. Both wires and brackets are either clear or tooth-colored. The tooth-colored option is appropriate for people with slightly darker teeth. The bands that hold the wires to the brackets are also tooth-colored.
The archwire is still silver and may be visible in some cases. Overall, clear ceramic braces are far less noticeable than traditional braces. You’ll be able to smile and laugh with confidence.
Clear ceramic braces offer the power of traditional braces to address complex orthodontic needs without all the social and professional embarrassment.
The Cost-Benefit Question
The brackets used for clear ceramic braces are larger (but far less noticeable) than traditional metal bracket. The manufacturing process is also different. Because of these differences, the cost of clear ceramic braces is somewhat higher.
For adults who want and need straight teeth but don’t want the embarrassment of traditional metal braces, clear ceramic aligners are worth the investment.
Orthodontic Alliances offers a payment policy and specials to help defer the cost of treatment. During your consultation, Indiana orthodontists Drs. Schmidt discuss your options and explain cost difference of each treatment option.
Choose Orthodontic Alliances For Clear Ceramic Braces In Indiana
Don’t live with the disadvantage of crooked teeth any longer. Schedule your consultation at any of Orthodontic Alliances’ Indiana locations by calling 219-809-6584. You can also use our convenient online form. One of our associates will respond to your online message as soon as possible.
Straight, beautiful teeth are a personal and professional asset. Investing in your future success should be seen as just that – an investment that will pay dividends for the rest of your life. All of us at Orthodontic Alliances look forward to helping you get the smile you’ve always wanted.