Subtle Treatment for
Clear Results

Clear braces can be a great alternative to traditional braces in Glendora. Clear braces use tooth-colored ceramic brackets that blend in with the color of your natural smile.

Giving You a Clear Alternative to Metal

Dr. Hanseen uses clear brackets that are less noticeable on your teeth than metal braces giving you a more discreet treatment option. That means you can 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, and Dr. Hanseen uses them to correct your bite and align your smile the same way as metal braces.

Clear braces at Hanseen Orthodontics are 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 as metal braces, they're much less noticeable for patients around Glendora.

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Differences Between Ceramic & Metal Braces

People all around Glendora recognize metal braces for their strength and durability. Ceramic braces are also tough, but they're made from a different material that's more likely to chip or crack.

If you need Dr. Hanseen to make more drastic corrections, metal braces could be a better option. Adjustments with ceramic braces must be slightly smaller, so it can take a little 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's nothing to worry about—ceramic brackets won't stain. However, the adhesive used to attach the brackets to the teeth and the clear elastic ties used to hold the wires in place can stain, giving an overall impression of discoloration or staining over time.

You can avoid things like coffee and tea, red wine, tomatoes, and mustard to reduce the chance of staining, but this isn't necessary since Dr. Hanseen will change your elastics at every adjustment appointment.

If you maintain a good oral hygiene routine and follow the treatment plan designed by Dr. Hanseen, 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

Your treatment fee at Hanseen will vary depending on the complexity of your orthodontic treatment. Dr. Hanseen will determine a treatment fee that fits your specific orthodontic needs, and we'll do everything we can to accommodate your budget.

We aim to provide outstanding value to Glendora and beyond for a reasonable fee. At Hanseen Orthodontics, we offer flexible payment plans and automatic bank drafts, and we'll check with your California insurance company for orthodontic benefits.

At our office in Glendora, ceramic brackets cost a little more than metal brackets. One of the most significant factors impacting your total treatment cost at Hanseen Orthodontics is 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, which requires more time.

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

Best for Adults

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

At Hanseen Orthodontics, we 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 are more expensive than metal brackets.

Schedule a free consultation at our office in Glendora to learn if they may be right for you.

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