Blend In With Ceramic Braces

If you’ve been searching for an orthodontic treatment that blends in with your natural smile, clear braces could be your perfect fit! At Paradigm Orthodontics, we offer Lightforce clear braces to give you a smile you love without the look of metal braces.

Giving You a Clear Alternative to Metal

Ceramic braces are also known as clear braces, tooth-colored braces, or aesthetic braces. Dr. Emanuele uses them to correct your bite and align your smile the same way as metal braces.

At Paradigm Orthodontics, we offer high-tech LightForce braces, which are smaller than ever and made of nearly invisible tooth-colored polycrystalline ceramic material. LightForce clear braces are customized for your smile with 3D printing technology. Instead of metal, the brackets on your teeth are made of see-through ceramic material that blends in with your smile.

Dr. Emanuele designs clear braces to be less noticeable on your teeth than metal braces. Many older teenagers and adult patients at Paradigm Orthodontics prefer this more subtle option because you can get a great smile without the appearance of metal braces.

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 as metal braces, they’re much less noticeable for patients around Halifax.

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Differences Between Ceramic & Metal Braces

People throughout Halifax know metal braces for their strength and durability. Ceramic braces are tough, but they are made from a slightly 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. Emanuele to make more drastic corrections, metal braces could be better. Since adjustments have to be slightly smaller, it can take longer to align your teeth with clear braces from Paradigm Orthodontics.

Both clear and metal braces work on the same principles and tend to be equally effective in most cases.

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Maintain Your Oral Hygiene

If you maintain a good oral hygiene routine and follow the treatment plan designed by Dr. Emanuele, you shouldn’t have to worry too much about giving up your morning cup of coffee or evening glass of wine.

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 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. Emanuele makes sure we change your elastics at every adjustment appointment.

Cost of Ceramic Braces

Your treatment fee at Paradigm Orthodontics will depend on the complexity of your orthodontic treatment. Dr. Emanuele will determine a treatment fee that fits your unique orthodontic needs, and our team will do everything we can to accommodate your budget.

One of the most significant factors impacting your total treatment cost at Paradigm Orthodontics is the materials we use for your braces. Ceramic brackets cost a little more than metal brackets at our office in Halifax.

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, technique, and time from Dr. Emanuele, so it may cost slightly more.

The good news is that at Paradigm Orthodontics, we offer flexible payment plans, automatic bank drafts, and we'll file any claims to your insurance company if you have orthodontic benefits. Our goal is to provide outstanding value to our community for a reasonable fee.

Our treatment coordinators will be happy to go over the cost with you at your first free consultation at our office in Halifax.

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Best for Adults

After a thorough orthodontic evaluation with Dr. Emanuele, we can determine which treatment option will be best for you and your smile.

At Paradigm 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 they're more expensive than metal brackets.

Schedule a free consultation at our office in Halifax to learn if they may be right for your smile.