Smile David Ross Orthodontics in Hanover, PA and Lutherville-Timonium, MD

Ceramic Braces

Ceramic Braces Are Clear

These clear brackets are made from clear and durable ceramics. The clear ceramic material blends with the color of your teeth, making them perfect for patients who want a subtle treatment.

Blend in With Clear Braces

Ceramic brackets are a less obvious way to straighten your smile when used with clear, white, or tooth-colored wires and elastic ties. They are a popular option for adults and aesthetically-minded teens.

Ceramic braces are perfect for patients who want a subtle treatment option, but don’t want the extra hassle and responsibility of clear aligner systems like Invisalign.

Though they’re not completely invisible, they’re much less noticeable than metal braces, even though the brackets are about the same size and shape.


Differences Between Ceramic & Metal Braces

Metal braces are known for their durability and strength. Ceramic braces are also tough, but they are made from a different, more fragile material that is more likely to chip or crack.

Traditional braces can also handle more pressure than newer ceramic ones.

If you need more drastic corrections, metal braces could be a better option. Adjustments with ceramic braces have to be smaller, so it can take a little more time to align your teeth.

Even with these differences, both kinds of braces work the same way and can get the same results.

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 might.

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, but this isn’t necessary since we change your elastics at every adjustment appointment.

As long as you maintain a good oral hygiene routine, 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

The materials used to make your braces are one of the biggest factors when it comes to cost.

In our offices in Hanover, PA and Lutherville-Timonium, MD, ceramic braces do cost a little more than metal braces.

The good news is, 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 at a reasonable price.

Treatment fees will vary depending on the complexity of your orthodontic treatment. Dr. Ross will determine a treatment fee that fits your needs, and our office will do everything we can to work with you and your budget.

The work it takes to put your braces on, adjust them, and take them off must also be factored into the total cost of treatment. Placing and removing ceramic braces is more complicated than metal braces, and requires more time.

Our treatment coordinators will be happy to go over the cost with you at your first free consultation.

Best for Adults

After a thorough evaluation, we can decide what treatment will be best for you and your smile.

Because ceramic brackets are more likely to break and are more expensive than metal brackets, we think ceramic braces are an option for adults and older teens.

Schedule a free consultation to learn if they may be right for you.