Blend In With Clear Braces
Clear braces can be a great alternative to conventional braces in Bismarck, Mandan, and Beulah/Hazen. They’re made of a clear material so they’re less visible on your teeth than metal braces.
A Clear Alternative to Metal Braces
Dr. Feil designs your clear braces to be less noticeable on your teeth than metal braces. Many older teenagers and adult patients at Feil Orthodontics prefer this discreet option because you can get a great smile without the visibility of metal braces.
Ceramic braces are also referred to as clear braces, tooth-colored braces, or aesthetic braces. Dr. Feil uses them to correct your bite and align your smile the same way as metal braces.
Ceramic braces at Feil Orthodontics are made of composite materials. They come in varying levels of transparency and can be designed to match the color of your natural teeth.
These ceramic options blend in well with your natural smile. Though they're not completely invisible, and the brackets are about the same size and shape as metal braces, they’re much less noticeable for patients around Bismark, Mandan, and Beulah.
The Differences Between Ceramic & Metal Braces
People all around Bismark, Mandan, and Beulah recognize metal braces for their strength and durability. Ceramic braces are also tough, but they are made from a different, more fragile material that’s more likely to chip or crack.
Traditional braces are slightly better at tolerating pressure than newer ceramic ones. If you need Dr. Feil to create more drastic corrections, metal braces could be a better option. Adjustments with ceramic braces have to be slightly smaller, so it can take Feil Orthodontics a little more time to align your teeth.
Having said that, both types of braces work on the same principles and tend to be equally as effective in most cases.
You may be worried about ceramic braces staining, but that hasn’t been a problem for several years. Ceramic brackets won’t stain. But, the adhesive used to attach the brackets to the teeth and the clear elastic ties used to hold the wires in place can stain.
This can give an overall impression of discoloration or staining over time. You can choose to avoid things like coffee and tea, red wine, tomatoes, and mustard to reduce the chance of any staining. However, this isn’t necessary, since Dr. Feil will change your elastics at every adjustment appointment.
If you maintain a good oral hygiene routine and follow the treatment plan designed by Dr. Feil, you shouldn’t have to worry too much about giving up your morning cup of coffee or evening glass of wine.
Cost of Ceramic Braces
Your treatment fee at Feil Orthodontics will vary depending on the complexity of your orthodontic treatment. Dr. Feil will determine a treatment fee that fits your specific orthodontic needs, and our team will do everything we can to accommodate you and your budget.
One of the biggest factors impacting your total treatment cost at Feil Orthodontics will be 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 Feil Orthodontics and this requires more time. Because of these reasons, ceramic brackets cost a little more than metal brackets at our offices in Bismark, Mandan, and Beulah.
The good news is, at Feil Orthodontics we offer flexible payment plans, automatic bank drafts, and we will also check with your North Dakota insurance company for orthodontic benefits. Our goal is to provide outstanding value to Bismark, Mandan, Beulah, and beyond for a reasonable fee.
Our treatment coordinators will be happy to go over the cost with you at your first free consultation at our offices in Bismark, Mandan, and Beulah.
Best for Adults
After a thorough orthodontic evaluation with Dr. Feil, we can determine which treatment option will be best for you and your smile.
At Feil 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 they're more expensive than metal brackets.
Schedule a free consultation at our office in Bismark, Mandan, and Beulah to learn if they may be right for you.