Clear/Ceramic Braces – Lawrenceburg, IN
A Discreet Way to Achieve a Straighter Smile
Not all orthodontic treatments have to include shiny metal brackets and wires. In fact, more and more dentists are finding that patients who are looking to straighten their smiles prefer a more discreet, subtle solution. Thanks to the advancements in dentistry and technology, this desire for a clear, less noticeable option is achievable with clear/ceramic braces! At Oyler Family Dentistry, Dr. Oyler can safely and effectively treat your orthodontic problem without compromising your overall appearance. To learn more about ceramic braces and how you can get started, contact us today.
What Are Ceramic Braces?
Ceramic braces are a natural orthodontic treatment that uses tooth-colored (clear) brackets and wires. They work just like traditional braces but are less noticeable, making it a more enjoyable experience. Plus, the ceramic braces used by Dr. Oyler are self-ligating, which means there are no noticeable elastics required.
With ceramic braces, not only will you be able to watch your smile transform without worrying about your current appearance, but you’ll achieve greater self-confidence throughout the process.
What is the Process?
When preparing for any type of orthodontic treatment, you will need to schedule a consultation with Dr. Oyler. He will examine your smile and determine how best to address your specific problem. After crafting a personalized treatment plan, he will discuss how clear/ceramic braces work.
When it’s time to receive your new braces, he will begin by placing brackets on each tooth before stringing a natural-colored archwire through the brackets. By continually applying the right amount of force, this wire is what will shift your teeth in the right direction.
You will be expected to maintain regular dental appointments, so Dr. Oyler can check on your progress and make the appropriate adjustments.
What Problems Do They Solve?
Dr. Oyler may suggest ceramic braces if you have any of the following conditions:
- Crooked teeth
- Spaces between teeth
- Open Bite
- Dental Midlines
- Misaligned Jaw
No matter the problem, you can feel confident knowing that by the time your treatment is complete, you’ll see a dramatically new and improved smile.
Understanding the Cost of Ceramic Braces
When it comes to determining the cost of your orthodontics, there really is no set price. The reason for this is that every patient is different, and while your teeth might only be slightly crooked, another person may have a severely misaligned bite.
During your initial consultation, Dr. Oyler will discuss the factors that are considered when generating your estimated cost for treatment, which can include:
- The condition and shape your teeth are in prior to receiving braces
- How many teeth need to be corrected
- The average timeframe you’ll be expected to wear your clear/ceramic braces
- Materials used
- The retainer you’ll need after treatment