Differences Between Clear & Metal Braces
Metal braces are known for their durability and strength. Clear braces are also tough, but they are made from a different, more fragile material that is more likely to chip or crack. Traditional metal braces are also better at tolerating pressure than newer ceramic ones.
If you need more drastic corrections, metal braces could be a better option. Adjustments with clear 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.
Cost of Clear Braces
One of the biggest factors that affect the cost of your treatment will be the materials used to make your braces. In our office, ceramic brackets cost a little more than metal brackets. The good news is, we offer flexible payment plans, 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. Carlson 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 clear braces are more sensitive to technique and requires more time.
Our treatment coordinators will be happy to go over the cost with you at your first free consultation.