Owensboro Orthodontics Office

Blend In With Clear Braces

Clear braces with Wedding Thompson Orthodontics give you a more discreet treatment option to straighten your smile.

"I can't imagine there is a better orthodontic practice."

- Jen N.

Giving You a Clear Alternative to Metal

Ceramic braces are also known as clear braces, tooth-colored braces, or aesthetic braces. Dr. Wedding and Dr. Thompson correct your bite and straighten your smile with clear braces with the same methods as metal braces.

Clear braces with Wedding Thompson Orthodontics are less noticeable than metal braces and help you get a great smile without the visibility of metal braces.

These ceramic options blend in well with your natural smile. Though they're not entirely invisible, and the brackets are about the same size and shape as metal braces, they're much less noticeable for patients around Owensboro.

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Differences Between Ceramic & Metal Braces

Metal braces in Owensboro are known for their strength and durability, and while ceramic braces are also tough, they are made from a more fragile material that's more likely to chip or crack.

Adjustments with ceramic braces have to be slightly smaller, so it can take Wedding Thompson Orthodontics a little more time to align your teeth. Traditional braces can take more pressure compared to newer ceramic brackets.

Both braces work on the same principles and tend to be equally effective in most cases. However, if you need more drastic corrections, metal braces could be a better option.

Maintaining Clear Braces

You may be worried about ceramic braces staining, but that hasn't been a problem for several years, and ceramic brackets won't stain. However, 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 avoid things like coffee and tea, red wine, tomatoes, and mustard to reduce the chance of staining, but we'll change your elastics at every appointment, so it isn't necessary.

If you maintain a good oral hygiene routine and follow the treatment plan from your orthodontist, you shouldn't have to worry about giving up your morning cup of coffee or evening glass of wine.

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Cost of Ceramic Braces

Your treatment fee at Wedding Thompson Orthodontics will vary depending on the complexity of your treatment. We will determine a treatment fee that fits your specific orthodontic needs, and our team will do everything we can to accommodate you and your budget.

We offer flexible payment plans and automatic bank drafts and will check with your Kentucky insurance company for orthodontic benefits. Our goal is to provide outstanding value to our Owensboro community for a reasonable fee.

One of the most significant factors impacting your total treatment cost at Wedding Thompson Orthodontics is the materials we use for your braces. At our office in Owensboro, ceramic brackets cost a little more than metal brackets.

We need to factor in the work it takes to put your braces on, adjust them, and remove them into your total treatment cost. Placing and removing ceramic braces demands more attention and technique from our experts at Wedding Thompson Orthodontics, requiring more time.

Our treatment coordinators will be happy to discuss the cost with you at your first free consultation at our office in Owensboro.

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Best for Adults

After a thorough orthodontic evaluation with our team, we can determine which treatment option best suits you and your smile.

At Wedding Thompson Orthodontics, we generally think ceramic braces suit adults and older teens better than children and younger teens since ceramic brackets are more likely to break and are more expensive than metal brackets.

Schedule a free consultation at our office in Owensboro to learn if they may be right for you.