About Clear Braces in Lacey, Lakewood & Yelm
Ceramic braces are also referred to as clear braces, tooth-colored braces, or aesthetic braces. They work the same way metal braces do.
Blend In With Clear Braces from Whitewater Orthodontic Studios
Our clear braces are designed to be less noticeable on your teeth than metal braces. They're smaller than ever and made of nearly invisible tooth-colored polycrystalline ceramic material.
These ceramic options will blend in well with your natural smile.
Though they're not completely invisible, and the brackets are about the same size and shape, they’re much less noticeable than metal braces.
Differences Between Ceramic & Metal Braces
Ceramic brackets are a less obvious way to straighten your smile compared to metal brackets. This option is especially attractive if you are an aesthetically-minded adult or teen in Lacey, Lakewood or Yelm.
Ceramic braces are perfect 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 at Whitewater Orthodontic Studios.
This gives braces an almost neon look. The colors pop off the clear brackets, creating a really unique look most people haven’t seen before.
Cost of Ceramic Braces in Lacey, Lakewood & Yelm
One of the biggest factors that affect the cost of your treatment will be the materials used to make your braces.
At Whitewater Orthodontic Studios, 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. Leavitt 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.
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 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 orthodontic evaluation with Dr. Leavitt, 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.
This is because ceramic brackets are more likely to break, and they're more expensive than metal brackets.
Schedule a free consultation at Whitewater Orthodontic Studios to learn if clear braces may be right for you.