Clear Treatment for a Straighter Smile
Clear braces can be a great alternative to conventional braces at DiMarzio Orthodontics in Quincy. Clear braces come with tooth-colored ceramic brackets that blend in with your natural smile's color.
Giving You a Clear Alternative to Metal
At DiMarzio Orthodontics, we use 3M Clarity brackets. These brackets are made of clear materials, making them less visible on the teeth than metal braces. Clear braces are great for older teenagers and adult patients in Quincy who have cosmetic concerns.
Although visually less noticeable, they require more attention to oral hygiene because ceramic braces are slightly larger and more brittle than their metal counterparts.
For these reasons, ceramic braces are used more on upper front teeth than lower ones.
Differences Between Ceramic & Metal Braces
Metal braces in Quincy are known for their strength and durability. Ceramic braces are also tough, but they 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 you need Dr. DiMarzio or Dr. Marczak 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 DiMarzio 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. 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 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, mustard, etc., to reduce the chance of staining. This isn't necessary since Dr. DiMarzio and Dr. Marczak make sure we change your elastics at every adjustment appointment.
If you maintain a good oral hygiene routine and follow the treatment plan designed by Dr. DiMarzio or Dr. Marczak, 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
The cost of your treatment at DiMarzio will vary depending on the complexity of your orthodontic treatment. Dr. DiMarzio or Dr. Marczak 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.
The good news is that DiMarzio Orthodontics offers flexible payment plans and automatic bank drafts, and we will also check with your Massachusetts insurance company for orthodontic benefits. We aim to provide outstanding value to Quincy and beyond for a reasonable fee.
At our office in Quincy, ceramic brackets cost a little more than metal brackets. One of the most significant factors impacting your total treatment cost at DiMarzio 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 DiMarzio Orthodontics, requiring more time.
Our treatment coordinators will be happy to go over the cost with you at your first free consultation at our office in Quincy.
Best for Adults
After a thorough orthodontic evaluation with Dr. DiMarzio or Dr. Marczak, we can determine which treatment option will be best for you and your smile.
At DiMarzio Orthodontics, we typically recommend ceramic braces for adults and older teens because ceramic brackets are more likely to break, and they're more expensive than metal brackets.
Schedule a free consultation at our office in Quincy to learn if they may be right for you.