The Choice Is Clear
Farnsworth Orthodontics uses Clarity clear ceramic braces. Now, patients of all ages in Lubbock, San Angelo, Hobbs, Carlsbad, and Clovis can get the treatment they deserve without having to feel self-conscious.
The Same Color As Your Teeth
Clear braces are one of the most common alternatives to traditional metal braces, and while they work the same way and are the same size and shape as metal braces, many patients opt for clear braces because they are not as visible.
The brackets are ceramic and can be clear or the same color as your teeth. So, while the benefits are the same as metal braces, clear braces are the popular choice for patients who are self-conscious about wearing braces.
Clarity braces' smooth, rounded shape was designed for greater patient comfort. They're also translucent in appearance and have a semi-transparent color that's stain resistant, which means patients of all ages can continue their necessary orthodontic treatment without feeling self-conscious.
In addition, the combination of ceramic and metal makes Clarity braces both attractive and sturdy, which is appealing to many of our patients. In fact, the sturdiness of Clarity braces is the very reason many doctors recommend them to patients who play sports.
If you lead an active lifestyle, you can still engage in your everyday activities without fear of delaying or impeding your progress while wearing Clarity braces.
Differences Between Ceramic & Metal Braces
Now, here's the thing: people around Lubbock, San Angelo, Hobbs, Carlsbad, and Clovis know metal braces are super solid and durable. Ceramic braces are also tough, but they're made from a different, more fragile material.
That means they can be more likely to chip or crack. And, because they're not as hefty as metal braces, adjustments with ceramic braces have to be slightly smaller. This can take a little longer to align your teeth.
However, both types of braces work on the same principles and tend to be equally as effective in most cases. So, you don't need to worry too much about which type you choose. The doctors will make sure that you receive the exact treatment you need.
One thing you may be worried about is staining. While ceramic brackets won't stain, the adhesive used to attach them to your 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. But don't worry.
Our team at Farnsworth Family Orthodontics can change your elastics at every adjustment appointment, so any staining should be minimal. You can also choose to avoid certain foods and drinks that are known to cause staining, but this isn't necessary.
As long as you maintain good oral hygiene and follow the treatment plan designed by our expert orthodontist, you shouldn't have to give up your favorite drinks or foods.
So, don't let the fear of staining hold you back from getting the smile you've always wanted!
Cost of Ceramic Braces
This is because the materials used in ceramic braces are a bit more expensive, and it takes more time and attention to place and adjust them.
But don't fret; we'll give you a clear idea of the costs at your first free consultation at our office in Lubbock, San Angelo, Hobbs, Carlsbad, or Clovis.
We want to ensure you get the best value for your money, so we'll work with you to find a payment plan that suits your needs. So, don't let the cost of braces hold you back from getting the beautiful smile you deserve!
Best for Adults
After a quick orthodontic evaluation with the doctors, we can determine which treatment option will be best for you and your goals.
At Farnsworth Family Orthodontics, ceramic braces suit adults and older teens better than children and younger teens. This is because ceramic brackets are more likely to break and are more expensive than metal brackets.
Schedule a free consultation at one of our offices in Lubbock, San Angelo, Hobbs, Carlsbad, or Clovis to learn if they may be right for you.