Blend In With Ceramic Braces
Clear braces are a great option for patients in Reno who want a straighter smile without the appearance of metal braces. They’re made of a clear material so they’re less visible on your teeth than metal braces.
Your Clear Alternative to Metal
Clear braces are shaped just like the metal ones, are still glued on the front of each tooth, still have a wire connecting them, but are much less visible! Clear braces are a great option for patients who need braces, but want to tone down the “metal mouth effect.”
Dr. Leland uses them to correct your bite and align your smile the same way as metal braces. At Leland Orthodontics, clear braces smaller than ever and made of nearly invisible tooth-colored polycrystalline ceramic material.
Dr. Leland designs clear braces to be less noticeable on your teeth than metal braces. Many older teen and adult patients at Leland Orthodontics love this more discreet treatment because it can help you get a beautiful smile without the visibility of metal braces.
These ceramic options blend in well with your natural smile. They're not completely invisible, and the brackets are about the same size and shape as metal braces, but clear braces are much less noticeable for our Reno patients.
Differences Between Ceramic & Metal Braces
People all around Reno know metal braces for their strength and durability. Ceramic braces are also tough, but they are made from a different, slightly more fragile material.
If you need Dr. Leland to create more drastic corrections, metal braces could be a better option. Adjustments with ceramic braces have to be slightly smaller, so treatment with clear braces at Leland Orthodontics can take a little longer.
Having said that, both types of braces work the same and tend to be equally as effective in most cases.
Will Clear Braces Stain?
You may be worried about ceramic braces staining, but thanks to modern technology, this isn’t a problem. While the brackets won’t stain, the adhesive Dr. Leland uses to attach the brackets to the teeth and the clear elastic ties that 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. However, Dr. Leland makes sure we change your elastics at every adjustment appointment so you don’t have to worry.
If you maintain a good oral hygiene routine and follow the treatment plan designed by Dr. Leland, 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 costs at Leland Orthodontics will vary depending on the complexity of your orthodontic treatment. Dr. Leland will determine a fee that fits your specific orthodontic needs and our team will do everything we can to accommodate you and your budget.
One of the biggest factors impacting your total treatment cost at Leland Orthodontics will be the materials we use for your braces. At our office in Reno, ceramic brackets cost a little more than metal brackets.
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 Leland Orthodontics and this requires more time.
The good news is that we offer flexible payment plans, automatic bank drafts, and we will also check with your Nevada insurance company for orthodontic benefits. Our goal is to provide outstanding value to Reno and beyond.
Best for Older Teens & Adults
After a thorough orthodontic evaluation with Dr. Leland, we can determine which treatment option will be best for you and your smile.
At Leland 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.