Blend In With
Ceramic Braces

Clear braces can be a great alternative to conventional braces in Webster. They’re made of a clear material so they’re less visible on your teeth than metal braces.

Giving You a Clear Alternative to Metal

Clear braces with Dr. Gleason are less noticeable on your teeth than metal braces. Many older teenagers and adult patients at Gleason Orthodontics prefer this discreet option because you can get a great smile without the appearance of metal braces.

Ceramic braces are also known as clear braces, tooth-colored braces, or aesthetic braces. Dr. Gleason uses them to correct your bite and align your smile the same way as metal braces.

Clear braces blend in well with your natural smile. At Gleason Orthodontics, they're smaller than ever and made of nearly invisible tooth-colored polycrystalline ceramic material.

Though they're not completely invisible, and the brackets are about the same size and shape as metal braces, they’re much less noticeable for patients around Webster.

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Differences Between Ceramic & Metal Braces

People throughout Webster recognize 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.

Traditional braces are also better at tolerating pressure than newer ceramic ones. If you need
Dr. Gleason to create more drastic corrections, metal braces could be a better option. Adjustments with ceramic braces have to be slightly smaller, so it can take Gleason Orthodontics a little more time 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.

You may be worried about ceramic braces staining, but that hasn’t been a problem for several years. 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.

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. This isn’t necessary, since Dr. Gleason makes sure we change your elastics at every adjustment appointment.

If you maintain a good oral hygiene routine and follow the treatment plan designed by Dr. Gleason, you shouldn’t have to worry too much about giving up your morning cup of coffee or evening glass of wine.

Cost of Clear Braces

Your treatment fee at Gleason Orthodontics will vary depending on the complexity of your orthodontic treatment. Dr. Gleason 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.

One of the biggest factors impacting your total treatment cost at Gleason Orthodontics will be the materials we use for your braces. At our office in Webster, 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 Gleason Orthodontics and this requires more time.

The good news is that at Gleason Orthodontics we offer flexible payment plans, automatic bank drafts, and we will also check with your New York insurance company for orthodontic benefits. Our goal is to provide outstanding value to Webster and beyond for a reasonable fee.

Our treatment coordinators will be happy to go over the cost with you at your first free consultation at our office in Webster.

Best for Adults

After a thorough orthodontic evaluation with Dr. Gleason, we can determine which treatment option will be best for you and your smile.

At Gleason 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.

Schedule a free consultation at our office in Webster to learn if they may be right for you.

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