All About Ceramic Braces in Cary

At Foley Orthodontics, you’ll get the best clear braces on the market because we use 3D printed LightForce clear braces. Clear braces can be a great alternative to conventional braces at our office in Cary.

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Blend In With Ceramic Braces

Clear braces are made of ceramic material so they’re less visible on your teeth than metal braces. LightForce clear braces look smaller than ever and the tooth-colored polycrystalline material can move your teeth more comfortably and efficiently than traditional braces.

LightForce clear braces with Dr. John Foley look less noticeable on your teeth than metal braces. Many older teenagers and adult patients at Foley Orthodontics prefer this subtler option because it lets you achieve a great smile without the visibility of metal braces.

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

In fact, LightForce ceramic braces are made of similar components as metal braces. Instead of metal, the brackets on the front side of the teeth are made of see-through ceramic material.

Dr. Foley designs your 3D printed brackets and customizes them to you and only you, so he can align your teeth more precisely and accurately.

These ceramic options blend in well with your natural smile. Though they're not completely invisible, and the brackets are about the same size and shape as metal braces, they’re much less noticeable for patients around The Triangle.

Even though most of our patients in Cary who choose ceramic braces love how discrete they are, we do have some teens and adults who 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 around The Triangle haven’t seen before.

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Why LightForce?

LightForce braces are lightyears ahead of the technology behind other braces.

Not only is every LightForce smile backed by cloud-based algorithm technology that intelligently plans your treatment, but their personalized 3D printed brackets mean that LightForce can adjust your teeth from more optimal angles and positions than would be possible with traditional braces.

This means Dr. Foley can create the exact forces needed to align your teeth in the best position possible! LightForce clear braces let us move your teeth, not your brackets.

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Differences Between Ceramic & Metal Braces

In the past, adjustments with clear braces had to be slightly smaller due to their fragility, so clear braces took a little longer than metal braces to align your teeth at Foley Orthodontics.

Thanks to LightForce clear braces technology, this is no longer the case!

Thanks to their advanced design, LightForce braces are more precise, more effective, and more comfortable than traditional braces, meaning that you can enjoy shorter treatment times and get better results, too!

That said, ceramic braces are made of a material that’s slightly more likely than metal braces to chip or crack, so Dr. Foley may recommend clear braces to adult patients in Cary.

You may be worried about ceramic braces staining, but that hasn’t been a problem for several years. Our LightForce 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.

As long as you maintain a good oral hygiene routine and follow the treatment plan put in place by Dr. Foley, you shouldn’t have to worry too much about giving up your morning cup of coffee or evening glass of wine.

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Cost of Ceramic Braces

One of the biggest factors impacting the cost of your treatment at Foley Orthodontics will be the materials we use for your braces. At our office in Cary, ceramic brackets cost a little more than metal brackets.

The good news is, at Foley Orthodontics, we offer flexible payment plans, automatic bank drafts, and we will also check with your North Carolina insurance company for orthodontic benefits. Our goal is to provide outstanding value to people all around The Triangle for a reasonable fee.

Your treatment cost at Foley Orthodontics depends on how complex your treatment plan needs to be.

Dr. Foley 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 work it takes to put your braces on, adjust them, and take them off must also be factored into the total treatment cost. Placing and removing ceramic braces demands more attention and technique from our experts at Foley Orthodontics so that takes more time.

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

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Light Up Your Smile With LightForce Clear Braces

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

At Foley Orthodontics, we think ceramic braces are generally better suited to adults and older teens. This is because ceramic brackets are more likely to break, and they're more expensive than metal brackets.

Schedule a free consultation with Dr. Foley to learn if they may be right for you.