Blend In With Ceramic Braces

Clear braces can be a great alternative to conventional braces with Pendleton Orthodontics. Clear braces use tooth-colored ceramic brackets that blend in with the color of your natural smile and give you the same amazing results.

Giving You a Clear Smile Solution

Ceramic braces—also known as clear, tooth-colored, or aesthetic braces—work the same way as metal braces to correct your bite and align your jaw. At Pendleton Orthodontics, clear braces are smaller than ever and made of nearly invisible tooth-colored polycrystalline ceramic material.

Ceramic brackets match the natural shade of your teeth much more closely than any metal option. They’re a little more discreet, and Dr. Pendleton can teach you to care for them so they don’t stain during treatment.

Clear braces from our Leander office appear less noticeable on your teeth than metal braces. Many older teenagers and adult patients at Pendleton Orthodontics prefer this subtler option because you can achieve a great smile without the visibility of metal braces.

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Differences Between Ceramic & Metal Braces

People throughout Leander recognize metal braces for their strength and durability. Ceramic braces are tough, too, but are made from a different, more fragile material that’s more likely to chip or crack.

Traditional braces are also better at tolerating pressure than newer ceramic ones. If Dr. Pendleton needs to create more drastic corrections, metal braces could be a better option. Adjustments with ceramic braces have to be slightly smaller, so it can take Pendleton Orthodontics a little more time to align your teeth.

Having said that, both types of braces work on the same principles and tend to be equally as effective in most cases.

You may be worried about ceramic braces staining, but that hasn’t been a problem for several years. 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, giving 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. This isn't necessary since Dr. Pendleton changes your elastics at every adjustment appointment.

If you maintain a good oral hygiene routine and follow Dr. Pendleton's treatment plan, you shouldn't worry too much about giving up your morning cup of coffee or evening glass of wine.

Cost of Ceramic Braces

Your treatment fee at Pendleton Orthodontics will vary depending on the complexity of your orthodontic treatment. Dr. Pendleton will determine a treatment fee that fits your specific orthodontic needs, and we'll do everything we can to accommodate you and your budget.

The good news is that Dr. Pendleton offers flexible payment plans and automatic bank drafts, and we will also check with your Texas insurance company for orthodontic benefits. We aim to provide outstanding value to Leander and beyond for a reasonable cost.

At our Leander office, ceramic brackets cost a little more than metal brackets. One of the most significant factors impacting your total treatment cost at Pendleton Orthodontics will be the materials we use for your braces.

We'll consider the work it takes to put your braces on, adjust, and remove them into your total treatment cost. Placing and removing ceramic braces demands more attention and technique from Dr. Pendleton, which requires more time.

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


Best for Adults

After a thorough orthodontic evaluation with Dr. Pendleton, we can determine the best treatment option for you and your smile.

At Pendleton Orthodontics, we generally think 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 our office in Leander to learn if they may be right for you.