It’s never too late to get a straight smile at Edgewood Dental Care. If your crooked or crowded teeth make you want to hide your smile, our Edgewood, KY dentists offer a solution. Dr. McMahon offers a clear orthodontics treatment for teens and adults that can discreetly repair your bad bite. Our clear ceramic braces will put a proud, beautiful smile on your face – without others noticing the reason behind it.
Ceramic Braces Vs Metal Braces
Thanks to modern dentistry, braces are much less visible than they used to be. Now, they are even transparent. With our clear ceramic braces, we use transparent brackets and wires for a much less noticeable way to straighten your teeth. This is perfect for adults who don’t want people to think they are too old to be wearing braces. It’s also an advantage in business, romantic, or social situations, where metal braces could be distracting or awkward.
Our ceramic braces work in much the same way as traditional metal braces do. They straighten your teeth by exerting gentle pressure over time, but they use clear brackets and wires instead of metal ones. Our Edgewood, KY dentists will attach the ceramic brackets to your teeth with a special bonding material and connect the archwires from bracket to bracket.
If you have major problems with your teeth before orthodontic treatment, ceramic braces can solve these problems much better than Invisalign. They can also straighten your teeth faster depending on your situation, although they make take longer than metal braces. This is because the ceramic uses less pressure than metal. On the other hand, the smoother ceramic can be more comfortable than metal wire.
Taking Care of Your Ceramic Braces
It’s important that you take care of your braces to get the biggest improvement in your smile. Dr. McMahon will provide you with the information you need for success. This includes following a diet that avoids hard candy and other foods that can damage the ceramic. Although today’s ceramic braces are stain-resistant, you may need to limit foods that can stain your teeth and leave marks under your braces after we remove them. We’ll also help recommend the right cleaning gadgets you need to keep your teeth healthy and your braces clean.
Paying for Your Ceramic Braces
Ceramic braces can be more expensive than metal braces. During your consultation, we can discuss the price differences so you can factor that into your decision. Some of our patients save money by getting metal braces on their bottom teeth and ceramic on their upper teeth, which show more often when you smile or talk. If you have any questions regarding payments, call us or visit our office to ask about your payment options.
Whether you’re a teen or an adult, we have orthodontic treatments available for you. To find out whether clear ceramic braces are right for you, set up a consultation by calling our Edgewood, KY dentists at 859-474-7830 during our convenient hours or requesting an appointment via our online form. We look forward to seeing you soon!