Braces align your teeth by consistently exerting pressure to move them. According to the American Association of Orthodontists, orthodontic treatment typically begins between the ages of 7 and 14. However, these days an increasing number of adults are getting braces to fix their overbites, improve their ability to chew food and properly clean their teeth. There are many types of braces available at Orthodontic Experts of Colorado. Ceramic braces are one of the best options for teens who are worried about the look of metal braces. Ceramic braces are similar to metal braces, except they’re made from a tooth-colored material that helps them blend in with the teeth for an invisible look. They’re less noticeable, but Ceramic braces cost more than other types of braces.
How Much Do Ceramic Braces Cost?
If you need braces, you must know how much ceramic braces cost. Despite a few disadvantages when compared with traditional braces, ceramic braces cost can be between $4,000 and $8,000. Ceramic braces is slightly expensive than traditional braces which is ($3,000–$7,000.)
Facts About Ceramic Braces Cost
Ceramic braces cost is based on their materials. Stainless steel is cheaper than ceramic, so you would have to pay more for the difference in material used in ceramic braces.
Most people choose to pay a little bit more for ceramic braces because these braces are discreet. Kids with braces can sometimes be shy about speaking or smiling, and ceramic braces can help them deal with these feelings.
Ceramic braces require more trips to the orthodontist for adjustments and that means ceramic braces cost more. They’re also not as strong as metal braces and repairing chips and cracks can add to the cost.
The condition and number of your teeth that need to be corrected, your age and the length of treatment are just some of the factors that can affect the cost of braces.
Ceramic braces cost a little more than metal braces, but they are still not the most expensive kind of braces. However, Invisalign aligners are also priced higher than ceramics.
Alternative Braces Options and Their Costs
When it comes to invisible braces, ceramic braces aren’t the only option you have. There are other options that include:
Invisalign The Clear Plastic Aligners
Invisalign works like traditional braces to move your teeth towards the correct position, except they look like a clear plastic mouth-guard and are used in a series instead of being glued to the teeth. Invisalign aligners are nearly invisible and can be removed, while eating and drinking. However, they can be more expensive than ceramic and metal braces, ranging from $4,000 to $7,400.
Lingual braces are similar to traditional metal braces except they are placed on the back of the teeth. They are invisible from the front but are one of the most expensive alternatives to traditional braces, costing anywhere from $8,000 to $10,000.
Some of the drawbacks of lingual braces is that lingual braces can take longer to shift teeth, are harder to clean, and can be more uncomfortable than other types of braces.
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If you have any questions about ceramic braces cost or how they work, please call Orthodontic Experts of Colorado to speak to a representative today.
You can even set up a free consultation with one of our orthodontists, and we’ll help you determine if Ceramic braces are right for you.