Ceramic Braces in Virginia Beach, VA
For those who require metal braces but are not comfortable with the appearance, ceramic braces may be an option. Drs. Savage, Sabol & Visser use ceramic braces for patients living in and around Virginia Beach, Norfolk, and Chesapeake, including residents of Virginia’s eastern shore, who need braces but want them to be less obvious.
What are Ceramic Braces?
Ceramic braces are like metal braces, but are similar in color to your teeth. They have the strength and durability of metal braces without being as noticeable as metal, and resist staining. This type of braces is very popular with teens and adults who are self-conscious about how they look with braces.
Why Do People Choose Ceramic Braces?
Like other types of braces, ceramic braces have the strength to correct moderate to severe tooth alignment as well as other issues that require more than clear aligners. Teens and adults like the option of wearing braces that do not stand out.
How Do Ceramic Braces Work?
Ceramic braces work just like metal braces in that ceramic, tooth-colored brackets are applied to the teeth through which a wire is threaded and attached to orthodontic bands on the back teeth. Clear elastic bands are placed around the brackets to firmly hold the wires in place. The wires gently and gradually shift teeth into their correct positions. Treatment times vary based on the corrections being made.
Do Ceramic Braces Hurt?
Ceramic braces fit in the same manner that traditional metal braces do. While they are not painful, there is some initial discomfort when first applied and after each adjustment. This resolves itself within a day or two and can be relieved with an over-the-counter pain reliever if necessary.
How Much Do Ceramic Braces Cost in Virginia Beach?
Ceramic braces vary in terms of cost with each patient based on the purpose of wearing them and the length of time necessary to achieve the desired results. We go over the details including the cost during the consultation, as well as our payment options. We also offer in-house financing and financing through CareCredit® to make the treatment more affordable. Patients with dental insurance may have orthodontic coverage within their policy. We recommend that patients bring their insurance information to the consultation so that we can determine if there is coverage and work to reduce your out-of-pocket expense.
How Do I Know If Ceramic Braces are Right for Me?
If you require braces to straighten your teeth, correct your bite, or resolve any other issues, but are apprehensive about wearing metal braces, you may want to consider ceramic braces. They are very common with older teens and adults who do not want to call attention to their braces. The best way to obtain more information about ceramic braces is to schedule a consultation with one of our orthodontists.
Drs. Savage, Sabol & Visser offer ceramic braces as an alternative to metal braces for people living in and around Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Chesapeake, and all throughout Virginia’s eastern shore who need orthodontics but do not want to wear noticeable braces. Contact us today to schedule your complimentary consultation.
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