A Clear Alternative to Metal Braces

At Sandifer Orthodontics, we’re proud to offer ceramic braces to our patients in Jackson, Brandon, and surrounding areas!

Clear braces are designed to be less noticeable on your teeth than metal braces.

Blend In With Clear Braces at Sandifer Orthodontics

Clear braces, also referred to as ceramic braces, tooth-colored braces, or aesthetic braces, work the same way metal braces do.

They're smaller than ever and made of nearly invisible tooth-colored polycrystalline ceramic material.

These ceramic options blend in well with your natural smile.

Though they're not completely invisible, and the brackets are about the same size and shape, they’re much less noticeable than metal braces.

Ceramic braces offer a discreet treatment option, but, they can sometimes be slightly more fragile and more expensive than metal braces.

Because of this, Dr. Sandifer typically recommends them for older teen and adult patients.

The Differences Between Ceramic & Metal Braces

Metal braces are known for their durability and strength. Ceramic braces are also tough, but they are made from a different, more fragile material that is more likely to chip or crack. Traditional braces are also better at tolerating pressure than newer ceramic ones.

If you need more drastic corrections, Dr. Sandifer may determine metal braces could be a better option. Having said that, both types of braces work on the same principles and tend to be equally as effective in most cases.

You may be worried about ceramic braces staining, but thankfully, that’s no longer an issue. Ceramic brackets won’t stain, but, the adhesive used to attach the brackets to the teeth can stain. This can give an overall impression of discoloration or staining over time. You can choose to avoid things like coffee and tea, red wine, tomatoes, mustard, etc. to cut back on the chance of any staining.

As long as you maintain a good oral hygiene routine and follow the treatment plan put in place by Dr. Sandifer, you shouldn’t have to worry too much about giving up your morning cup of coffee or evening glass of wine.

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Cost of Ceramic Braces in Jackson, MS

One of the biggest factors that affect the cost of your treatment at Sandifer Orthodontics will be the materials used to make your braces. At our offices in Jackson and Brandon, MS, ceramic brackets cost a little more than metal brackets.

The great news is, at Sandifer Orthodontics you’ll enjoy flexible payment plans, automatic bank withdrawals, and we will also check with your Mississippi insurance company for orthodontic benefits. Our goal is to provide outstanding value to the greater Jackson area for a reasonable fee.

Your treatment fee at Sandifer Orthodontics will vary depending on the complexity of your orthodontic treatment. Dr. Sandifer 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 ceramic braces demands more focus and technique from our experts at Sandifer Orthodontics and this takes us more time.

Our treatment coordinators will be happy to go over the cost with you at your first free consultation at our offices in Jackson and Brandon, MS.

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Great for Adults

After a thorough orthodontic evaluation with Dr. Sandifer, we can determine which treatment option will be best for you and your smile.

At Sandifer Orthodontics, we think ceramic braces are generally better suited to adults and older teens. This is because ceramic brackets are more likely to break, and they're more expensive than metal brackets.

Schedule a free consultation with Dr. Sandifer at our Jackson or Brandon office to learn if clear braces may be right for you.