What Are Clear Braces?

Clear braces, also known as ceramic braces, are a cosmetic alternative to traditional metal braces. They are known for being able to straighten your teeth while being less noticeable during the process. While not completely invisible, clear braces are much less visible than metal braces, even though they are similar in physical build. 

What Are Clear Braces Made Of?

Clear braces are made from a clear and durable ceramic material. Because of the material, these braces naturally blend in with the color of your teeth. While ceramic braces are fairly tough, the material is more fragile than that of metal braces and therefore easy to chip or crack. 

The Difference Between Clear Braces and Metal Braces

Even though clear braces and metal braces work the same way as each other, there are a few distinct differences between these two treatment options. 

  • Metal braces are known to be more durable and can tolerate more pressure.
  • Clear braces typically allow for smaller adjustments, while metal braces can handle more severe corrections. 
  • Certain parts of clear braces can stain (adhesive and clear elastic ties).
  • Clear braces can have longer treatment times compared to metal braces. 

How Much Do Clear Braces Cost?

The ceramic material used to craft clear braces is slightly more expensive than metal braces. The price will likely vary depending on the orthodontist, but several orthodontic centers will offer flexibility in covering treatment costs. Additionally, the complexity behind your treatment plan may also have some effect on costs. It’s best to consult your orthodontist to lay out a clear plan. 

Get Your Clear Braces Done at Frey Orthodontics

Interested in clear braces? Need help deciding which style of braces is right for you? Contact Frey Orthodontics for a free consultation. We’d be happy to discuss a customized treatment plan and options that fit your needs.