Giving You a Clear Alternative to Metal Braces

You can achieve a great smile without the visibility of metal braces with ceramic braces from Sohn Orthodontics.

Blend In with Ceramic Braces

Clear braces can be a great alternative to traditional braces in Bridgeville and surrounding communities. They’re made of a clear material so they’re less visible on your teeth than metal braces.

Many older teenagers and adult patients at Sohn Orthodontics prefer this more aesthetic option to straighten their smiles.

Ceramic braces are also referred to as clear braces, tooth-colored braces, or aesthetic braces and Dr. Sohn uses them to straighten your teeth in the same way as metal braces, but they blend in more with your natural smile.

Clear braces with Dr. Sohn at Sohn Orthodontics are designed to be less noticeable on your teeth than metal braces. The brackets are 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, they’re much less noticeable than metal braces.

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The Differences Between Ceramic & Metal Braces

Metal braces are known all around Bridgeville and the surrounding areas for their durability and strength. Ceramic braces are also tough, but they are made from a different, more fragile material that is more likely to chip or crack. Traditional braces are also better at tolerating pressure than newer ceramic ones.

If you need more drastic corrections, Dr. Sohn may recommend metal braces as a better option. Adjustments with ceramic braces have to be slightly smaller, so it can take 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 for patients at Sohn Orthodontics.

Clear Braces Have Come a Long Way

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 we’ll change your elastics at every adjustment appointment when you visit Sohn Orthodontics.

As long as you maintain a good oral hygiene routine and follow the treatment plan given to you by Dr. Sohn, 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

In our Bridgeville office, ceramic brackets cost a little more than metal brackets.

Treatment fees will vary depending on the complexity of your orthodontic treatment. Dr. Sohn will determine a treatment fee that fits your specific orthodontic needs, and our Sohn Orthodontics team will do everything we can to accommodate you and your budget.

One of the biggest factors that affect your treatment cost will be the materials used to make your braces.

The work it takes to put your braces on, adjust them, and take them off must also be factored into the total treatment cost. Placing and removing ceramic braces demands more attention and technique from our experts at Sohn Orthodontics and this requires more time.

The good news is, at our Bridgeville office, you can choose from offer flexible payment plans, automatic bank drafts, and we will also check with your insurance company for orthodontic benefits. Our goal at Sohn Orthodontics is to provide outstanding value for reasonable fees!

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

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Best for Adults

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

Dr. Sohn generally believes ceramic braces are better suited to adults and older teens since ceramic brackets are more likely to break and are more expensive than metal brackets.

Schedule a free consultation with Sohn Orthodontics to learn if they may be a good fit for your smile.