Blend in with ceramic braces.
Clear braces can be a great alternative to traditional metal braces at McMurphy Orthodontics. Clear braces in Biloxi and Ocean Springs use tooth-colored ceramic brackets that blend in with the color of your natural smile.
Your clear alternative to metal.
Clear ceramic braces are made of clear materials and are loved by older teens and adults who prefer their braces to look less noticeable. Clear braces in Biloxi and Ocean Springs feature brackets in a nearly invisible tooth-colored polycrystalline ceramic material that matches the natural shade of your teeth.
Clear braces with Dr. McMurphy are less noticeable on your teeth than metal braces. Many older teenagers and adult patients at McMurphy Orthodontics love this subtle option because you can get a straighter smile with treatment under the radar.
Ceramic braces—also known as clear, tooth-colored, or aesthetic braces—work the same way as metal braces to correct your bite and align your smile at McMurphy Orthodontics. They tend to be a better option for upper front teeth because they’re more brittle and require more dental hygiene attention than their metal counterparts.
Ceramic braces vs. metal braces.
People in Biloxi and Ocean Springs know metal braces for their strength and durability. Ceramic braces are also tough, but they are made from a different, more fragile material that's more likely to chip or crack.
Traditional braces are also better at tolerating pressure than newer ceramic ones. If Dr. McMurphy needs to make more drastic corrections, he may recommend metal braces. Adjustments with ceramic braces have to be slightly smaller, so your treatment with clear braces from McMurphy Orthodontics may take slightly longer.
However, Dr. McMurphy uses both ceramic and metal braces in the same basic way and can still use them to align your teeth and transform your smile.
Staining & oral hygiene?
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 place 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 isn't necessary since Dr. McMurphy ensures we change your elastics at every adjustment appointment.
If you maintain a good oral hygiene routine and follow the treatment plan designed by Dr. McMurphy, 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 McMurphy Orthodontics will vary depending on the complexity of your orthodontic treatment.
Dr. McMurphy 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.
Dr. McMurphy offers flexible payment plans and automatic bank drafts to help keep treatment affordable. We will also check with your Mississippi insurance company for orthodontic benefits.
Our goal is to provide outstanding value to Biloxi, Ocean Springs, and beyond.
Ceramic brackets cost a little more than metal brackets in Biloxi and Ocean Springs. One of the most significant factors impacting your total treatment cost at McMurphy Orthodontics will be 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 from Dr. McMurphy, which requires more time.
Our treatment coordinators will be happy to discuss the cost with you at your first free consultation at our Biloxi or Ocean Springs office.
Best for older teens & adults.
After a thorough orthodontic evaluation with Dr. McMurphy, we can determine which treatment option best suits you and your smile.
At McMurphy 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 are more expensive than metal brackets.
Schedule a free consultation at our Biloxi or Ocean Springs office to learn if they may be right for you.