Kentucky Orthodontics & Invisalign is proud to offer clear ceramic braces to our patients throughout the Bluegrass state. Our clear ceramic braces work just like traditional metal braces, except that you can hardly tell that you're wearing them. Each smooth bracket is made of a translucent material to seamlessly blend in with your natural teeth. The common misconception is that clear ceramic braces are easily stained, but they are not. However, they do require more attention than metal braces because they do use clear elastic bands that can become discolored or yellowed if not properly maintained. With Invisalign or ClearCorrect (removable teeth aligning systems), patients run the risk of prolonging treatment if an aligner is lost or not worn for the recommended amount of time. Therefore, clear ceramic braces are a great option because they offer around-the-clock treatment. Our practice also offers self-ligating braces, which do not require the use of elastic bands. If you are interested in clear ceramic braces or exploring other oral appliance options, call us today.
Clear Ceramic Braces Reviews
"I've been going to Dr Durbin for years. He did braces for me and a lot of my family. Very nice man and does amazing work. Would definitely recommend to anybody"- S.H. / Google / Nov 11, 2016
"Been going to Dr.Durbin for 2 years now. Ive got braces and he even did my gingivectomy. Him and his staff are very friendly and professional. Would recommend for anyone getting orthodontic work done!"- T.F. / Google / Nov 11, 2016
"Can't be happier with the special orthodontic care both my daughters have received from Dr. Durbin. His protocol is clear and his willingness to work with parental concerns is fantastic."- R.S. / Google / Nov 11, 2016
"Great!!! Staff is so wonderful. Dr. Durbin did a great job with my daughters teeth. She has a beautiful smile."- T.P. / Google / Aug 20, 2017
"I must share my great appreciation for Dr. Durbin and his courteous, diligent staff. We were very pleased with the other Dr.'s we saw there, as well, but were most acquainted with Dr. Durbin. His staff could not have been more organized and helpful. As a bonus, the rates with this practice were more affordable than others I found in our area, and with greater professionalism than I felt when visiting other offices for consultations. The sincere interest Dr. Durbin exhibits when talking with his patients, no matter their age, and in the way he caringly teaches his staff along the way, indicates the integrity and respect he has for his profession. My daughter now has a gorgeous smile! We are very thankful for the outstanding service Kentucky Orthodontics provided!"- C.R. / Google / Aug 20, 2017
About Ceramic braces
Ceramic braces are made of clear or tooth-colored brackets, which makes them less visible than traditional metal braces. Therefore, they are an ideal choice for older teenagers and adults who are getting braces for the first time. Although they are cosmetically appealing, they do require more care as they are more brittle than metal braces. However, they offer the same great results.
What to Expect
On the day of your appointment, we will polish and clean your teeth with a specific tooth cleaner. From there, a sealant will be applied to your teeth before the edges of your teeth are lightly smoothed, if necessary. The clear brackets will then be strategically placed on each tooth. Once the brackets are in their correct position, we will use an ultra violet (UV) light to instantly harden the glue. This simple process does not cause any pain and secures the braces to your teeth. The final step involves threading the metal wire through the braces and using tiny white bands to secure the wire to the braces(if needed). The application process usually takes several hours to complete.
After your clear ceramic braces are placed, you may experience some discomfort while your teeth, gums, and lips adjust to the appliance in your mouth. Although pain and discomfort are normal, these symptoms should improve over time, and can be eased with wax that protects mouth from the metal brackets or over-the-counter pain reducers.
Although clear ceramic braces don't easily stain, the elastic bands that are placed over your braces can stain with the consumption of certain foods such as coffee, curry dishes, fruit juices, and more. Therefore, we recommend that patients do their best to avoid these foods in order to maintain the appearance of the braces. Brushing, flossing, and using a mouthwash after every meal will also ensure proper appearance and oral hygiene.
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Our clear ceramic braces for our aesthetic conscious patients offer great comfort and results. If you would like to know more about our different options in clear orthodontic treatments (fixed or removable), please contact our Kentucky Orthodontics & Invisalign at your earliest convenience. We have locations in the following Kentucky cities: Louisville, Lexington, Frankfort, Nicholasville, Georgetown, Richmond, Winchester, Mount Sterling, and Owingsville. Our talented Orthodontists, Drs. Douglas D. Durbin, Thomas C. Garner, and Lauren D. Morris, would be happy to sit down with you and discuss all your options in braces.