The Clear Alternative to Metal Braces

If you’re interested in orthodontic care but you don’t want to stand out due to treatment, consider clear ceramic braces from Selden Orthodontics.

These powerful tools in Dr. Selden’s toolkit will blend right in with your teeth, so they’re perfect for Charlotte and Huntersville-area patients who want to keep a low profile.

All About Clear Braces

About Clear Braces

At Selden Orthodontics, we offer clear braces crafted from nearly invisible, tooth-colored polycrystalline ceramic material. These braces are smaller in size compared to traditional metal braces and are designed to blend seamlessly with your natural smile.

While not entirely invisible, the brackets are similar in size and shape to those of metal braces. However, they are far less conspicuous, offering you a more discreet orthodontic treatment option.

Blend in With Clear Braces

Ceramic brackets combined with clear, white, or tooth-colored wires and elastic ties offer a subtle, stylish approach to straightening your teeth. This is a great option for adults and teens who prefer a more discreet look.

If you're interested in an orthodontic treatment but want to avoid the complexities of removable aligners and the required wear time associated with clear aligner systems like Invisalign®, ceramic braces could be an ideal fit for you.

And if, on the other hand, you want your smile to really pop, you can check out our colored ligature ties.

Paired with clear ceramic brackets, these colored ties create an almost neon effect, resulting in a striking and unique appearance that stands out.

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The Differences Between Ceramic & Metal Braces

Metal braces are strong and durable, making them a good fit for major teeth corrections. Ceramic braces are also strong but can be more delicate and prone to damage. They're better suited for less severe adjustments, which might take a bit longer to complete.

Both metal and ceramic braces work well for straightening teeth. So, in most cases, you can expect similar results with either option.

It’s worth noting that with ceramic braces, adjustments have to be a bit smaller. This can result in slightly longer treatment times.

As for staining, ceramic brackets themselves won't discolor, but the glue and clear bands used can. If you're worried about stains, you could avoid certain foods and drinks like coffee or red wine.

However, we change the clear bands at each appointment, so staining usually isn't a big issue.

Just keep up with regular dental hygiene, and you should be fine to enjoy your favorite foods and drinks.

Cost of Ceramic Braces

We determine cost of your treatment based on the materials and complexity of the process involved. In our practice, ceramic brackets tend to be a bit more expensive than metal ones.

To help manage costs, we provide flexible payment options, including automatic bank drafts, and we'll also check for any orthodontic benefits with your insurance. We’re always working to deliver excellent care at reasonable prices.

The overall fee for your treatment will differ based on how complex your case is.

Dr. Selden will assess your specific needs to determine an appropriate treatment fee, and we'll do our best to work within your budget.

It's worth noting that the process of applying, adjusting, and removing braces is also included in the overall cost. Ceramic braces require a more delicate technique and more time to place and remove.

During your free consultation, our treatment coordinators will be glad to discuss the cost details with you.

The Clear Alternative

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Let’s Get Started!

Clear braces are the stylish alternative to traditional metal braces that you’ve been waiting for.

Consultations are always free, so you have nothing to lose by filling out our quick online form or giving us a call at 704-992-1022 in Charlotte or Huntersville.

We can’t wait to see you smile!