A Clear Alternative to Metal Braces
At Wilson Orthodontics, we’re proud to offer clear Radiance Plus braces from American Orthodontics to our patients in Frisco and the surrounding areas!
Also known as ceramic braces, tooth-colored braces, or aesthetic braces, these work just like metal braces.
Our clear braces are designed to be less noticeable on your teeth than metal braces. They're smaller than ever and made of nearly invisible purely grown sapphire crystals.
This is one of the strongest substances found in nature, second only to diamond, making these clear braces just as durable as traditional models.
Clear braces are also referred to as ceramic braces, tooth-colored braces, or aesthetic braces and they work the same way metal braces do.
This subtle treatment option blends 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.
Blend In With Clear Braces
Clear Radiance Plus brackets are a less obvious way to straighten your smile when paired with clear, white, or tooth-colored wires and elastic ties. This option is especially attractive if you’re an esthetic-minded adult or teen.
Ceramic braces are perfect if you want an aesthetic treatment option but don't want the extra hassle of removable aligners and the responsibility of wear time.
Even though most of our Wilson Orthodontics patients in Radiance Plus clear braces love how discrete they are, we do have some teens and adults who like to use colored ligature ties.
This gives braces an almost neon look. The colors pop off the clear brackets, creating a really unique look most people haven’t seen before.
Differences Between Ceramic & Metal Braces
T3 metal braces and Clear Radiance Plus braces both work in the same way and tend to be equally as effective in most cases.
You may be worried about clear braces staining, but that hasn’t been a problem for several years. Clear Radiance Plus brackets won’t stain. But, the adhesive used to attach the brackets to the teeth and the clear elastic ties used to hold the wires in place 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. This isn’t necessary since we change your elastics at every adjustment appointment.
As long as you maintain a good oral hygiene routine and follow the treatment plan put in place by Dr. Wilson, you shouldn’t have to worry too much about giving up your morning cup of coffee or evening glass of wine.
Cost of Ceramic Braces
One of the biggest factors that affect the cost of your treatment will be the materials used to make your braces.
In our Frisco office, ceramic brackets cost a little more than metal brackets.
The good news is, we offer flexible payment plans, paid-in-full discounts, and we will also check with your insurance company for orthodontic benefits. Our goal is to provide outstanding value for reasonable fees!
Treatment fees will vary depending on the complexity of your orthodontic treatment. Dr. Wilson 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 are more sensitive to technique and requires more time.
Our treatment coordinators will be happy to go over the cost with you at your first free consultation.
Best for Adults
After a thorough orthodontic evaluation with Dr. Wilson, we can determine which treatment option will be best for you and your smile.
At Wilson 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. Wilson to learn if they may be right for you.