Giving You a Clear Alternative to Metal
Clear braces with Dr. Guymon are less noticeable on your teeth than metal braces. Many older teenagers and adult patients at Guymon Orthodontics prefer this more subtle option because you can achieve a great smile without the visibility of metal braces.
Ceramic braces—also known as clear braces, tooth-colored braces, or aesthetic braces— can correct your bite and align your smile the same way as metal braces. At Guymon Orthodontics, they're smaller than ever and made of nearly invisible tooth-colored polycrystalline ceramic material.
Ceramic braces at Guymon Orthodontics blend in well with your natural smile. Though they're not completely invisible, and the brackets are about the same size and shape as metal braces, they’re much less noticeable than other options.
Differences Between Ceramic & Metal Braces
People throughout Logan and Hyrum know metal braces for their strength and durability. Ceramic braces are also tough, but they are made from a different, more fragile material that’s more likely to chip or crack.
While they are visually less prominent, clear braces require more oral hygiene attention, because the ceramic bracket braces are larger and more brittle than their metal counterparts.
Traditional braces are also better at tolerating pressure than newer ceramic ones. If you need more drastic corrections, metal braces with Dr. Guymon could be a better option. Adjustments with ceramic braces have to be slightly smaller, so it can take Guymon Orthodontics a little longer to align your teeth.
Having said that, both types of braces work on the same principles and tend to be equally as effective in most cases. Dr. Guymon uses ceramic braces more on the upper front than the lower teeth.
If you're worried about ceramic braces staining, you'll be happy to hear that it hasn't been a problem for quite a while. 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 place can stain, giving an overall impression of discoloration or staining over time.
You can avoid things like coffee and tea, red wine, tomatoes, and mustard to reduce the chance of staining. This isn't necessary since Dr. Guymon makes sure we change your elastics at every adjustment appointment.
If you maintain a good oral hygiene routine and follow the treatment plan from Dr. Guymon, 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 fee at Guymon Orthodontics will vary depending on the complexity of your orthodontic treatment. Dr. Guymon will determine a treatment fee that fits your specific orthodontic needs, and our team will do everything we can to accommodate you and your budget.
The good news is that Dr. Guymon offers flexible payment plans and automatic bank drafts, and we will check with your Utah insurance company for orthodontic benefits. Our goal is to provide outstanding value to Logan, Hyrum, and beyond for a reasonable cost.
Ceramic brackets cost a little more than metal brackets at our offices in Logan and Hyrum. One of the most significant factors impacting your total treatment cost at Guymon Orthodontics is the materials we use for your braces.
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 Guymon Orthodontics requiring more time.
Our treatment coordinators will be happy to go over the cost with you at your first free consultation at our office in Logan or Hyrum.
Best for Adults
At Guymon 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.
After a thorough orthodontic evaluation with Dr. Guymon, he’ll determine which treatment option will be best for you and your smile. Schedule a free consultation at our office in Logan or Hyrum to learn if they may be right for you.