Clear braces

A clear alternative to metal braces

At Periago Orthodontics, we’re happy to offer ceramic braces to our patients in New Albany, Corydon, Floyds Knobs, and surrounding areas! Our clear braces at Periago Orthodontics are designed to be less noticeable on your teeth than metal braces.

The Damon® System gradually widens your smile more than traditional braces while ensuring upright teeth for a comfortable bite. You may also see a faster treatment time compared to traditional braces!

What are clear braces?

Clear braces are also referred to as ceramic braces, tooth-colored braces, or aesthetic braces and they work the same way metal braces do. They’re smaller than ever and made of nearly invisible tooth-colored polycrystalline ceramic material. Clear braces are perfect if you want a subtle treatment option but don’t want the extra task of removing aligners and shouldering the responsibility of wear time.

Clear brackets are a less obvious way to straighten your smile when paired with clear, white, or tooth-colored wires and elastic ties. Even though most of our patients in ceramic braces love how discrete they are, we do have some teens and adults who like to use colored ligature ties. This gives braces an almost neon look. The colors pop off the clear brackets, creating a really unique look most people haven’t seen before.

Ceramic brackets from Periago Orthodontics won’t stain, but the adhesive and clear elastic ties used can. Reduce staining by avoiding coffee, tea, red wine, tomatoes, mustard, etc. However, it’s not necessary as the elastics are changed at every adjustment appointment. Good oral hygiene and following the treatment plan will help you avoid any staining.

The differences between clear & metal braces

Though they’re not completely invisible, and the brackets are about the same size and shape, they’re much less noticeable than metal braces. These ceramic brackets blend in well with your natural smile.

Both types of braces are equally effective. Ceramic braces offer our Periago Orthodontics patients a discreet treatment option, but they can sometimes be slightly more fragile and more expensive than metal braces. Because of this, we typically recommend them for older teen and adult patients. Dr. Periago may suggest metal braces for major corrections.

Cost of ceramic braces at Periago Orthodontics

One of the biggest factors that affect the cost of your treatment at Periago Orthodontics will be the materials used to make your braces. In our New Albany, Corydon, and Floyds Knobs offices, ceramic brackets cost a little more than metal brackets.

The good news is, that we offer flexible payment plans and automatic bank drafts, and we will also check with your insurance company for orthodontic benefits. Our goal is to provide outstanding value for reasonable fees! Treatment fees will vary depending on the complexity of your orthodontic treatment. Dr. Periago will determine a treatment fee that fits your specific orthodontic needs, and our office will do everything we can to accommodate you and your budget.

The work it takes to put your braces on, adjust them, and take them off must also be factored into the total cost of treatment. Placing and removing ceramic braces is a more demanding technique that requires more time.

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

Get started

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

Schedule a free consultation with Dr. Periago at our New Albany, Corydon, or Floyds Knobs office to learn if clear braces may be right for you.