Clear Braces, Clear Results
At Hoagburg Orthodontics, we’re proud to offer clear ceramic braces as an alternative to traditional metal braces. Clear braces provide a discreet and comfortable way to straighten your teeth without compromising your appearance.
Your Clear Alternative to Metal
If you want to improve your smile with subtle, strong treatment, clear braces may be the perfect option. Clear braces at Hoagburg Orthodontics are made from transparent ceramic material and are nearly invisible.
Many older teen and adult patients in Fort Wayne and Auburn prefer this option to get a great smile without the appearance of metal brackets. Ceramic braces are also referred to as clear braces, tooth-colored braces, or aesthetic braces.
Dr. Steve Hoagburg and Dr. Brian Hoagburg use clear braces to correct your bite and align your smile the same way as metal braces. Ceramic braces can be slightly more fragile than metal ones, so we typically recommend them for older teens and adults.
The Benefits of
Clear braces are a modern way to transform your smile. They use the same technology as metal braces, with a whole new set of benefits!
The most obvious benefit of clear braces is getting a straighter smile discreetly and efficiently. Since the brackets blend in with your teeth, you can align your teeth without feeling self-conscious about your braces.
Clear braces are also a comfortable treatment option. The ceramic material we use at Hoagburg Orthodontics is smoother, so there's less irritation on your cheeks than with traditional metal braces.
Thanks to modern technology, you'll benefit from quicker treatment times and more efficient results with clear braces. Dr. Steve and Dr. Brian will customize each bracket to give you the best results in the shortest time possible.
How Clear Braces Work
Clear braces work in the same way as traditional metal braces. They use brackets and wires to apply pressure to your teeth, gradually moving them into alignment. The only difference is the material we use to make the braces.
When you get clear braces, our team will take impressions of your teeth, and Dr. Steve or Dr. Brian Hoagburg will create a custom treatment plan. Next, your orthodontist will attach the brackets to your teeth using a special adhesive. Once the brackets are in place, they will connect them with wire, bending it to create precise movements.
You will need to visit our Fort Wayne or Auburn office for regular adjustments throughout your treatment. These adjustments keep your teeth moving in the right direction so your treatment progresses as planned.
Caring for Clear Braces
Caring for clear braces is similar to caring for traditional metal braces. You should keep up your regular oral hygiene routine of brushing twice daily and flossing before bed. This will prevent any staining and get rid of plaque and bacteria that build up throughout the day.
As with metal braces, you'll need to avoid certain foods that could damage your braces, such as hard or sticky candies. It can be a tough adjustment, but your new smile will be well worth it!
Avoid smoking or using other tobacco products while wearing clear braces because they can stain the ceramic material used to make clear braces, making them more noticeable.
Differences Between Ceramic &
People throughout Fort Wayne and Auburn know metal braces for their strength and durability. Ceramic braces are strong, too, but the material is slightly more likely to chip or crack.
Traditional braces are also better at tolerating pressure than newer ceramic ones. Metal braces could be a better option if you need more drastic corrections. However, clear and metal braces work the same way and are equally effective in most cases.
Cost of Ceramic Braces
The cost of your treatment at Hoagburg Orthodontics will vary depending on the complexity of your orthodontic treatment. Dr. Steve or Dr. Brian will determine a treatment fee that fits your orthodontic needs, and our team will do everything possible to accommodate you and your budget.
The good news is that we offer flexible payment plans and automatic bank drafts, and we will check with your Indiana insurance company for orthodontic benefits. We aim to provide outstanding value to Fort Wayne, Auburn, and beyond for a reasonable fee.
Ceramic brackets cost a little more than metal brackets. One of the most significant factors impacting your total treatment cost at Hoagburg Orthodontics will be the materials we use for your braces.
We need to factor in the work it takes to put your braces on, adjust them, and remove them into your total treatment cost. Placing and removing ceramic braces demands more attention and technique, requiring more time.
Our treatment coordinators will be happy to review the cost with you at your first free consultation at our Fort Wayne or Auburn office. You'll know exactly what to expect every step of the way.
Transform Your Smile With Clear Braces
If you are considering clear braces, Hoagburg Orthodontics is the perfect choice. Our experienced father-son orthodontic team has the knowledge and expertise to provide the best care for your smile. We use the latest techniques and technologies to ensure your treatment is as comfortable and efficient as possible.
At Hoagburg Orthodontics, we understand that every patient is unique, so we create customized treatment plans tailored to your needs. We take the time to get to know you and your goals to provide the best results in the quickest time.
Contact our Fort Wayne or Auburn office to schedule your free consultation with Dr. Steve or Dr. Brian Hoagburg and take the first step to your best smile!