Can Ceramic Braces Stain?
Early on in the start of ceramic braces, staining did tend to happen, especially when the braces were made of a cheap plastic. Today’s ceramic braces do not have that same problem and will be able to stay the same color throughout your treatment. At Blue Ridge Orthodontics, we only use the best quality material for all of our realignment hardware.
However, ceramic braces do use clear plastic bands called ligatures to hold the wire in place. These ligatures can stain over time, especially if you drink liquids that such as coffee, tea, red wine, or anything else that has a tendency to leave a stain. This isn’t such a problem for some, and ligatures can be replaced easily by your dentist, but may necessitate for more office visits than you initially planned.
Which Type of Braces Is More Expensive?
The cost of each of these types of braces are close, however due to the difference in materials and their varying costs, ceramic braces tend to be more expensive. The deciding factor for each case will be the extent of treatment that will be necessary. Some folks only need six months of treatment, while others require two years or more. Our team will be able to give you more information regarding the cost of your treatment during a consultation.
If you are in the Asheville area and in need of answers, contact our office and set up an appointment. We can discuss individual costs related to your particular case and orthodontic needs. We work with all insurance providers and do offer financing options.
Though braces are a typical type of treatment, there are other options available as well. Invisalign and Impressions are two providers of invisible aligners, a style of orthodontic treatment that offers almost total discretion. For those patients that don’t feel comfortable with brackets that are either metal or ceramic, invisible aligners may be the way to go. While most orthodontic offices charge more for invisible aligners, Blue Ridge Orthodontics always charges the same price for both braces and aligners.
Schedule a complimentary consultation to speak to one of our doctors about treatment. Our treatment coordinator will go over all your options during your new patient exam and answer any questions you might have.
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