Traditional metal braces have a long, established history. They have been helping people create beautiful smiles for decades. Even so, you may not want to get them to transform your smile.

Fortunately, our Indiana orthodontists also offer clear ceramic braces, which may be perfect for you.

How do ceramic braces work?

They work the same way as metal braces. They have brackets and wires. The difference is that the brackets are ceramic. They still apply pressure to realign your teeth over time to create the straight, attractive, and healthy smile that you want.

How do they compare to clear aligners?

While they aren’t as discreet as aligners, there are situations in which aligners are not as effective as braces. Ceramic braces give you the benefits of braces without the obviousness of traditional braces. At the same time, you can have fun with ceramic braces, too. Many younger patients enjoy “dressing them up” with different colored elastics, for example.

How do I know if they are right for me?

The best way to know is to talk to someone who is knowledgeable about all your options. Both of our doctors at Orthodontic Alliances are ready to evaluate your situation, answer your questions, and help you achieve your smile goals with the treatment that is right for you.

To get started, request an appointment by contacting us online or by calling the office closest to you: