(928) 641-4000
919 12th Place Suite 7 Prescott, AZ 86305

Ceramic Braces in Prescott

Ceramic braces have become a less noticeable and popular alternative to traditional braces. They are made out of high-quality ceramic materials that blend in with the natural color of your teeth. This is a good option for those who are conscious about their appearance during the course of treatment.

Reach out to our office to schedule a consult and ask our orthodontist about ceramic braces at (928) 641-4000.

Understanding Ceramic Braces

Ceramic braces have the same concept as traditional braces but are made with tooth-colored ceramic. Patients love this option as they are less noticeable thanks to the custom shade match that the ceramic braces offer.
Ceramic braces treat a wide variety of dental issues that include but are not limited to crooked teeth, crowding, gaps, overbites, underbites, etc. The duration of treatment can vary depending on each patient but it usually takes from 18-24 months.
Having good oral hygiene is very important with ceramic braces. Brushing and flossing at least twice a day is crucial to keeping your ceramic braces in good condition throughout the whole treatment.

Common Myths about Ceramic Braces

Myth: Ceramic braces are only for minor corrections.
Fact: Ceramic braces are used for most treatments. They work just as well as traditional braces.

Myth: Ceramic braces stain easily.
Fact: The bands on the braces can stain over time, but the brackets themselves do not stain. To avoid staining the bands, going to your regular cleaning and avoiding certain foods should help.

Myth: Ceramic braces are fragile.
Fact: Ceramic braces are made from strong materials that are able to hold up against normal wear and tear.

Ceramic braces are a great choice for people who want a more discreet look while still receiving quality care to align their perfect teeth.

Call us today to schedule an appointment for a free consultation with our orthodontist at (928) 641-4000.

Frequently Asked Questions

Ceramic braces work with the same concept as traditional braces but are made with tooth-colored ceramic. Patients love this option as they are less noticeable thanks to the custom shade match that the ceramic braces offer. The ceramic braces do offer the same functionality as the traditional braces, so they too will gradually shift teeth to their perfect position.

Anyone and everyone can be an ideal candidate for ceramic braces. They offer a more discreet, less noticeable look that still offers the functionality of traditional braces.

This would vary from patient to patient, but usually, they range from 18-24 months.

Ceramic braces are very comparable to traditional braces when it comes to comfort. However, some patients say that they feel smoother, due to the materials used.

Taking care of ceramic braces can be very simple, make sure that you brush and floss twice a day or more if you can. This will prevent food particles from getting trapped in the brackets. Also, going to regular checkups and cleanings will help prevent plaque from building up and staining your teeth.

Usually, ceramic braces are more expensive than traditional braces. The cost can vary depending on treatment, but the orthodontist and insurance team can provide a detailed breakdown of what the out-of-pocket cost will be after insurance.

The brackets do not stain easily, but the bands that hold the wire can be stained easily by certain foods and beverages. The foods and beverages to avoid would be coffee, tea, red wine, and tomato sauce. The good news is that these bands will be changed out at every checkup, which is also a good reason to make sure you are at every appointment.

Adjustments are usually every 4-6 weeks. In these appointments, the orthodontist will change out the bands, and tighten the wires to continue moving the teeth to their perfect position.

After completing treatment, you will be fitted for a retainer to wear. Retainers help maintain the position of the teeth after we take the braces off. Our orthodontist will also go over how to wear them and how to care for the retainers.

Coverage on ceramic braces will depend on the insurance and the type of plan that you have. Our insurance team will be there to answer any questions and be with you every step of the way.

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Horizon Dental of Prescott

Hours

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Contact

919 12th Place Suite 7

Prescott, AZ 86305

(928) 641-4000

precott@horizondds.com

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