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A great alternative to conventional braces, clear braces come with tooth-colored ceramic brackets which blend in with the color of your natural smile. See the specialists at Rio Orthodontics in Albuquerque, Edgewood, Espanola, Las Vegas, Los Alamos, Santa Fe, Taos, and Socorro.
What If You Don't Want Metal Braces?
Ceramic braces are also referred to as clear braces, tooth-colored braces, or aesthetic braces.
Dr. Gardiner, Dr. Bunker, Dr. Bunker, Dr. Vest, and Dr. Kellam use them to correct your bite and align your smile the same way as metal braces.
At Rio Grande Orthodontics, they're smaller than ever and made of nearly invisible tooth-colored polycrystalline ceramic material.
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 Albuquerque, Edgewood, Espanola, Las Vegas, Los Alamos, Santa Fe, Taos, and Socorro.
Ceramic braces from your Rio Grande orthodontist look less noticeable on your teeth than metal braces. Many older teenagers and adult patients at Rio Grande Orthodontics prefer this subtler option because you can achieve a great smile without the visibility of metal braces.
Differences Between Ceramic
& Metal Braces
People all around New Mexico know 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 also better at tolerating pressure than newer ceramic ones. If you need
Dr. Gardiner, Dr. Bunker, Dr. Bunker, Dr. Vest, and Dr. Kellam 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 Rio Grande 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, mustard, etc., to cut back on the chance of any staining.
This isn’t necessary since Rio Grande orthodontist makes sure we change your elastics at every adjustment appointment.
If you maintain a good oral hygiene routine and follow the treatment plan designed by your orthodontist, 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 Rio Grande Orthodontics will vary depending on the complexity of your orthodontic treatment. Dr. Gardiner, Dr. Bunker, Dr. Bunker, Dr. Vest, and Dr. Kellam 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.
The good news is that our office offers you flexible payment plans and automatic bank drafts, and we will also check with your New Mexico insurance company for orthodontic benefits.
Our goal is to provide outstanding value to Albuquerque, Edgewood, Espanola, Las Vegas, Los Alamos, Santa Fe, Taos, and Socorro and beyond for a reasonable fee.
At our offices, ceramic brackets cost a little more than metal brackets. One of the most significant factors impacting your total treatment cost at Rio Grande 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 Rio Grande Orthodontics. requiring more time.
Our treatment coordinators will be happy to go over the cost with you at your first free consultation at our offices in Albuquerque, Edgewood, Espanola, Las Vegas, Los Alamos, Santa Fe, Taos, and Socorro.
Best for Adults
After a thorough orthodontic evaluation with Dr. Gardiner, Dr. Bunker, Dr. Bunker, Dr. Vest, and Dr. Kellam, we can determine which treatment option will be best for you and your smile.
At RIo Grande 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 offices in Albuquerque, Edgewood, Espanola, Las Vegas, Los Alamos, Santa Fe, Taos, and Socorro to learn if they may be right for you.