Less-Noticeable Than Metal Braces
At Stacy Wolf Orthodontics, we're proud to offer ceramic braces to our patients in Bayside, Flushing and surrounding areas.
Also known as clear braces, tooth-colored braces, or aesthetic braces, Dr. Wolf uses them to correct your bite and align your smile the same way as metal braces.
Bayside Ceramic Braces
Clear braces can be a great alternative to conventional braces in Bayside. Clear braces come with tooth-colored ceramic brackets that blend in with your natural smile's color.
Our clear braces at Stacy Wolf Orthodontics look less noticeable on your teeth than metal braces.
They're smaller than ever and made of nearly invisible tooth-colored polycrystalline ceramic material.
Ceramic braces are perfect for Bayside braces patients if you want an aesthetic treatment option but don't want the extra hassle of removable aligners and the responsibility of wear time.
Differences Between Metal & Ceramic Braces
People all around Bayside and Flushing know metal braces for their durability and strength. Ceramic braces are strong too, but they are made from a different, more fragile material prone to chip and crack.
Traditional braces are also better at tolerating pressure than newer ceramic ones. If you need more drastic corrections, Dr. Stacy Wolf may recommend metal braces instead.
Adjustments with ceramic braces have to be slightly smaller, so it can take our team at Stacy Wolf Orthodontics a little longer to align your teeth. Having said that, both types of braces work on the same principles and tend to provide the same results in most cases.
If you're worried about ceramic braces staining, that hasn't been a problem for several years.
Ceramic brackets won't stain. But, the adhesive used to attach the brackets to the teeth and the clear elastic ties used to hold the wires in can stain.
This can give an overall impression of discoloration or staining over time. You can choose to avoid things like coffee and tea, red wine, tomatoes, mustard, etc. to cut back on the chance of any staining. This isn't necessary since Dr. Wolf makes sure we change your elastics at every adjustment appointment.
As long as you maintain a good oral hygiene routine and follow the treatment plan that Dr. Wolf creates, you shouldn't have to worry too much about giving up your morning cup of coffee or evening glass of wine.
Cost of Ceramic Braces
Treatment fees at Stacy Wolf Orthodontics will vary depending on the complexity of your orthodontic treatment. Dr. Wolf will determine a treatment fee that fits your specific orthodontic needs, and our office will do everything we can to accommodate you and your budget.
The good news is that Dr. Stacy Wolf offers you flexible payment plans and automatic bank drafts, and we will also check with your New York insurance company for orthodontic benefits. Dr. Wolf aims to provide outstanding value to Flushing and beyond for a reasonable fee.
In our Bayside office, ceramic brackets cost a little more than metal brackets.
One of the most significant factors impacting your total treatment cost at Stacy Wolf Orthodontics will be the materials we use for your braces.
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 our Bayside office, requiring more time.
Our treatment coordinators will be happy to go over the cost with you at your first free consultation at Stacy Wolf Orthodontics.
Best for Adults
After a complete orthodontic examination with Dr. Wolf, we can decide which treatment option will be best for you and your smile.
At Stacy Wolf 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 Bayside office to find out if clear ceramic braces would be right for you.