Tooth-Colored Ceramic Braces

Dr. Johnson Hagood, in Vero Beach, FL, is not only an expert in cosmetic and restorative dentistry, but also in orthodontic evaluation and orthodontic treatment. In addition to Invisalign® aligners, he offers ceramic braces that blend better with the smile than metal braces.

When Are Ceramic Braces Used Instead of Invisalign® Aligners?

There are cases where realignment of tooth roots will require different forces than Invisalign aligners can apply. This is especially true of excessively turned and crowded teeth, and in the case of severe malocclusion such as in the case of a significant cross bite. There also are cases where patients only need realignment of a few front teeth on an arch. In any of these cases, full or partial bracket-and-wire treatment is indicated because it will be a more effective or conservative treatment.

What Should You Expect?

While treatment with ceramic braces is like treatment with conventional metal ones, there are some differences. Because ceramic brackets are more fragile, lighter forces will be applied with wires and elastic bands. Therefore, treatment of an entire mouth may take a bit longer. The ceramic brackets will still carry a metal arch wire, but this silver wire will be frosted white to blend better with your teeth. The elastic bands that hold the wire to the brackets will also blend with your teeth.

If you are having whole mouth orthodontic treatment, it could take about 18 months. If you are having on a few teeth moved, for example, the upper 8 central teeth, treatment could take about 6 months. The cost of ceramic braces depends on the number of brackets and duration of your treatment. Dr. Hagood will estimate this for you.

A Sensational Smile Can Be Yours

One of the nation’s best-known dentists for smile makeovers is Dr. Johnson Hagood. Restorative and cosmetic dentistry achieved at Vero Beach Art of Dentistry is of the finest quality and individualized for each special mouth. Simple to complex problems are solved. Treatment is personalized and service is exceptional. If you desire a sensationally beautiful smile, please give us a call for a smile makeover consultation. If orthodontic treatment is needed, Dr. Hagood will make it part of your treatment sequence to achieve optimal results. Call today, and schedule your special time with Dr. Hagood to learn what is possible for you.

Note: Initial smile makeover consultations are complimentary. Make a no-fee appointment today.