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Less Noticeable than Metal Braces

At Hall & Koppel Orthodontics, we’re proud to offer ceramic braces to our patients in Hot Springs and surrounding areas. Damon ceramic braces are the same as traditional metal braces except that they are clear!

All About Damon Clear Braces

Having braces doesn't necessarily require highly noticeable metal brackets and wires. In fact, many of today's braces are made from either clear or natural tooth-colored materials to provide patients with an attractive, less noticeable alternative to traditional braces.

Clear braces are also referred to as ceramic braces, tooth-colored braces, or aesthetic braces and Dr. Hall and Dr. Koppel use them in the same way as metal braces.

These ceramic options blend in well with your natural smile.

These braces offer our Hot Springs patients a more discreet treatment option, but they can sometimes be slightly more fragile and more expensive than metal braces. Because of this, Dr. Hall and Dr. Koppel typically recommend them for older teen and adult patients.

Differences Between Clear Braces and Clear Aligners

Clear braces are the same as traditional metal braces except that they are clear!

Clear braces are a less noticeable alternative to traditional metal braces and provide patients with an equally effective treatment.

Clear aligners are different from clear braces. Clear aligners are pieces of hard plastic that are designed to fit into your mouth like a mouthguard.

Clear aligners are great for patients at Hall & Koppel Orthodontics who only need minor orthodontic treatment.

Advantages and Disadvantages to Clear Braces

As with any orthodontic treatment, it is important to choose the right option for your needs and lifestyle.

Clear braces are a great alternative to traditional metal braces and orthodontists Dr. Hall or Dr. Koppel will help you determine whether they are the right treatment for you.

Advantages to Clear Braces

Appearance

Ceramic braces and clear braces are much less noticeable than traditional metal braces. Clear and ceramic braces offer an aesthetic alternative for Hot Springs patients seeking options other than traditional metal braces.

Confidence

Many patients at Hall & Koppel Orthodontics who choose ceramic or clear braces feel more confident about their orthodontic treatment, especially knowing that people are focusing on their smiles rather than their braces.

Disadvantages to Clear Braces

Cost

Ceramic and clear braces may cost more than traditional metal braces. Dr. Hall or Dr. Koppel may offer convenient payment plans to help control the costs of your treatment. Be sure to talk to our financial coordinator at Hall & Koppel Orthodontics about all of your financial options.

Discoloration

The clear elastic ties used with clear and ceramic braces may become slightly discolored when you drink tea, coffee, or wine, and eat certain foods or smoke.

Ask Dr. Hall or Dr. Koppel about how you can keep your braces looking their best.

Treatment Time

Orthodontic treatment with clear or ceramic braces may take longer than with traditional metal braces.

If you don't mind investing a little more time in your smile, then talk to your orthodontist Dr. Hall or Dr. Koppel to find out how long your treatment time will be with clear or ceramic braces.

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Are Clear Braces Right for You?

By talking to Dr. Hall or Dr. Koppel, you can decide if clear or ceramic braces are the right treatment for you. We can provide answers to your questions and extra information explaining the benefits of each treatment.

If you want to learn more about clear braces, ceramic braces, and all of the options available to you, please contact our Hot Springs office and schedule your no-risk, free consultation at Hall & Koppel Orthodontics.