About Ceramic Braces in Fort Collins and Windsor

At Going Orthodontics, we're proud to offer ceramic braces to our patients in Fort Collins, Windsor, and surrounding areas! Clear braces are also referred to as ceramic braces, tooth-colored braces, or aesthetic braces, and they work the same way metal braces do.

All About Clear Braces

Our clear braces at Goings Orthodontics are designed to be less noticeable on your teeth than metal braces. They're smaller than ever and made of nearly invisible tooth-colored polycrystalline ceramic material.

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, they're much less noticeable than metal braces.

Ceramic braces offer patients a discreet treatment option, but they can sometimes be slightly more fragile and expensive than metal ones. Because of this, Dr. Goings typically recommends them for older teen and adult patients.

Blend in With Clear Braces at Goings Orthodontics

Ceramic brackets are a less obvious way to straighten your smile when paired with clear, white, or tooth-colored wires and elastic ties. This option is desirable if you're an esthetic-minded adult or teen in Fort Collins or Windsor.

Ceramic braces are perfect if you want an aesthetic treatment option but don't want the extra hassle of removable aligners and the responsibility of wear time.

Even though most of our patients in ceramic braces at Goings Orthodontics love how discrete they are, some teens and adults like to use colored ligature ties.

This gives braces an almost neon look. The colors pop off the clear brackets, creating a unique look most people haven't seen before.

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The Differences Between Ceramic & Metal Braces

Metal braces are known for their durability and strength. Ceramic braces are also tough, but they are made from a different, more fragile material that is more likely to chip or crack. Traditional braces are also better at tolerating pressure than newer ceramic ones.

If you need more drastic corrections, Dr. Goings may determine metal braces as a better option. Adjustments with ceramic braces must be more compact, so it can take more time to align your teeth.

Both braces work on the same principles and tend to be equally 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 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 is optional since we change your elastics at every adjustment appointment.

As long as you maintain a good oral hygiene routine and follow the treatment plan by Dr. Goings, 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 in Fort Collins and Windsor

One of the most significant factors that affect the cost of your treatment at Goings Orthodontics will be the materials used to make your braces. In our Fort Collins and Windsor offices, ceramic brackets cost a little more than metal brackets.

The good news is we offer flexible payment plans and automatic bank drafts, and we will also check with your insurance company for orthodontic benefits. Our goal is to provide outstanding value for reasonable fees!

Treatment fees will vary depending on the complexity of your orthodontic treatment.

Dr. Goings 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 work it takes to put your braces on, adjust them, and take them off must also be factored into the total cost of treatment. Placing and removing ceramic braces are more sensitive to technique and require more time.

Our treatment coordinators will happily discuss the cost with you at your first free consultation.

Best for Adults

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

At Goings Orthodontics, ceramic braces are generally better suited to adults and older teens.

This is because ceramic brackets are more likely to break and are more expensive than metal brackets.

Schedule a free consultation with Dr. Goings at our Fort Collins or Windsor offices to learn if clear braces may be right for you.