Ceramic Braces in Atlanta, GA
Does the thought of getting metal braces bother you? Ceramic braces are always an option! The board-certified orthodontists, Dr. Ruchir R. Patel and Dr. Brian A. Womble, of Patel & Womble Orthodontics in McDonough and Norcross, GA make it easy to get ceramic braces in Atlanta.
These tooth-colored options aren’t nearly as visible when you smile. In fact, people standing a few feet away may not even know that you’re wearing braces. We’re thrilled to offer ceramic braces in Atlanta.
What Are Ceramic Braces?
Made from high quality, tooth-colored materials, ceramic braces work just like metal braces, except they’re made from clear, composite. This lets them blend right in with your teeth when you’re talking, smiling or laughing. The translucency of each bracket repels stains and makes them nearly invisible compared to metal braces.
Instead of using colored rubber bands or metal ligatures to hold your archwire into place, ceramic braces use low-profile connections that make your entire set of braces nearly invisible. It’s one of the most convenient ways to improve your tooth alignment and self-esteem at the same time.
Every set of ceramic braces is made from the highest quality of composite, the same materials used in tooth-colored fillings. If you’re careful about taking care of your teeth and avoiding sticky or hard foods, then your clear braces will last for the duration of your treatment.
Advantages of Ceramic Braces
Our adult patients enjoy the freedom that ceramic braces have to offer. Although they still use tooth-colored appliances, the clear appearance allows them to blend in with the teeth around them. This makes them a perfect option for adults who have moderate to severe corrective needs that would usually be improved with metal braces.
Ceramic Braces vs. Metal Braces
Wearing ceramic braces are just as durable and reliable as traditional metal braces. However, ceramic braces do not use bright colored or metal ties or stand out in stark contrast to your teeth. The quality materials used to make ceramic braces actually repels stains to keep them bright for the course of your treatment.
If you drink a lot of coffee or smoke, it’s important to note that these darker pigments may still start to cause stain buildup across your teeth. You must be sure to brush and floss around your braces daily to limit discoloration. Drinking through a straw can also help prevent stain buildup from soda or artificially colored drinks.
The length of your treatment is just about the same regardless if you’re wearing clear braces or metal braces. The digital impressions that we take with our iTero® Element™ and 3M™ True Definition Scanner allows our Atlanta orthodontists to provide you with the most accurate care possible, for the best results.
Are Ceramic Braces Right for Me?
If someone is a candidate for traditional metal braces, has healthy teeth, and is free of gum disease, then ceramic braces are a great way for them to enjoy a straighter smile discretely. They’re ideal for just about everyone, especially if removable aligners, such as Invisalign®, isn’t an option.
When you schedule a consultation with one of our board-certified orthodontists at Patel & Womble Orthodontics, we’ll sit with you to assess your bite needs and find out which types of braces are most appropriate for your smile. Dr. Patel and Dr. Womble are more than happy to answer any of your questions.
How Much Do Ceramic Braces Cost in Atlanta?
It’s easy to afford ceramic braces in McDonough and Norcross with our convenient, low-interest dental financing plans through CareCredit® and OrthoFi. Make low monthly payments and start your treatment at Patel & Womble Orthodontics right away.
If you want straighter teeth but don’t want the brightly colored bands or full-on metal look, ceramic braces may be the option for you. Ceramic braces blend in with the color of your teeth, giving you a straighter smile quickly and discretely. Contact us today to book your initial consultation to get started. Saturday appointments are available.