Ceramic braces can be a good option for teens that are worried about the look of metal braces. Ceramic braces are similar to metal braces, except they are made from a tooth-colored material that helps them blend in with the teeth for an “invisible” look.
While ceramic braces are less noticeable, they can cost more than other types of braces.
However, they move teeth faster than other types of invisible braces, such as Invisalign. On the downside, ceramic braces can stain easily if they are not well taken care of.
Alternative Braces Options
Ceramic braces aren’t the only option your teen has when it comes to invisible braces. Other options include:
Clear Plastic Aligners
Clear plastic aligners, such as Invisalign, work like traditional braces to shift teeth into the correct position, except they look like a clear plastic mouthguard and are used in a series instead of being glued to the teeth.
These aligners are almost invisible and can be worn while eating and drinking. However, they can be more expensive than traditional braces, ranging from $4,000 to $7,400.
Lingual braces are similar to traditional braces except they are placed on the back of the teeth instead of the front. They are invisible from the front, but are one of the most expensive alternatives to traditional braces, costing anywhere from $8,000 to $10,000.
It should also be noted that lingual braces can take longer to shift teeth, are harder to clean, and can be more uncomfortable than other types of braces.
Call Kool Smiles Today
To find out more about ceramic braces, how much they cost, and if they are right for you child, make an orthodontic consultation appointment at Kool Smiles. We are a network of general dentistry offices for kids, and we offer orthodontics at several of our locations.
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