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.
These ceramic options blend in well with your natural smile. Keep in mind that they're not completely invisible, and the brackets are slightly bigger and bulkier than metal braces. Overall, they’re much less noticeable treatment option for patients around Bismarck, Mandan, and Beulah.
The Differences Between Ceramic & Metal Braces
People all around Bismarck, 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 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 you might require more appointments than you would with traditional metal braces.
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 Bismarck, 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 insurance company for orthodontic benefits. Our goal is to provide outstanding value to Bismarck, 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 Bismarck, Mandan, and Beulah.
Great 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.