A Clear Alternative to Metal Braces

Clear braces at South Miami Orthodontics are smaller than ever, made of nearly invisible tooth-colored polycrystalline ceramic material, and designed to be less noticeable on your teeth than metal braces.

Blend in With Clear Braces

Ceramic brackets are a more subtle way to straighten your smile when paired with clear, white, or tooth-colored wires and elastic ties. This option is especially attractive if you are an esthetic-minded adult or teen in South Miami.

Ceramic braces, also known as clear braces, tooth-colored braces, or aesthetic braces, and Dr. Ross uses them to align teeth in the same way as metal braces. While they're not completely invisible, and the brackets are about the same size and shape, they’re much less noticeable than metal braces!

Ceramic braces are a perfect fit if you want an esthetic treatment option but don't want the extra hassle of removable aligners and the responsibility of wear time with clear aligner systems like Invisalign®.

Even though most patients in ceramic braces love how discrete they are, we do have some teens and adults who like to use colored ligature ties. This gives braces an almost neon look.

The colors pop off the clear brackets, creating a really unique look most people around South Miami haven’t seen before.

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Ceramic Braces vs. Metal Braces

Metal braces are known for their durability and strength. While ceramic braces are also tough, they are made from a different, more fragile material that is more likely to chip or crack. Traditional braces are also better at tolerating pressure than newer ceramic ones.

If you need more drastic corrections, metal braces will likely be a better option. Adjustments with ceramic braces have to be slightly smaller, so it can also take 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 for patients at Orthodontics of South Miami!

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 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, but it isn’t a necessity.

At Orthodontics of South Miami, we’ll change your elastics at every adjustment appointment to keep your smile looking bright and beautiful. 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

One of the biggest factors that affect the cost of your treatment will be the materials used to make your braces.

In our office, ceramic brackets cost a little more than metal brackets.

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 for reasonable fees!

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

One of the biggest factors that affect the cost of your treatment will be the materials used to make your braces.

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 are more sensitive to technique and require more time.

Our treatment coordinators will be happy to go over the cost with you at your free consultation at Orthodontics of South Miami.

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Best for Adults

After a thorough orthodontic evaluation with Dr. Ross or Dr. Rothenburg, we can determine what treatment you need, and which treatment option will be best for you and your smile.

We think ceramic braces are generally better suited to adults and older teens around South Florida. This is because ceramic brackets are more likely to break, and they're more expensive than metal brackets.

Schedule a free consultation at Orthodontics of South Miami to learn if clear braces are a good fit for your smile.