A Clear Option for Straighter Smiles

Clear braces can be a great alternative to metal braces in Denver. We use ceramic materials to blend in with your natural smile and give you a more discreet treatment experience.

Clear Treatment, Clear Results

Clear braces from Union Orthodontics + Pediatric Dentistry are less noticeable on your teeth than traditional braces, making them a great option for image-conscious teens and adults.

Ceramic braces work the same way as traditional braces—brackets attached to your teeth, connected by a thin wire, and adjusted incrementally to straighten your smile.

At our Denver office, clear braces are smaller and more comfortable than ever, giving you a better orthodontic experience.

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 Denver and the surrounding areas.

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Differences Between Ceramic & Metal Braces

While ceramic braces are durable in addition to being clear, the material is slightly more fragile than traditional braces.

Adjustments with ceramic braces have to be slightly smaller, so it can take Union Orthodontics + Pediatric Dentistry a little more time to align your teeth.

Because of their strength and durability, metal braces can tolerate more pressure and be a better fit if you need more drastic corrections.

Generally, both braces work on the same principles and tend to be equally effective in most orthodontic cases.

Caring for Clear Braces

While ceramic braces are visually less prominent than metal braces, they’re also larger and slightly more delicate. You may need to pay a little more attention to their maintenance than you would traditional braces.

You might also be worried about staining your clear braces. However, the actual ceramic brackets won’t stain.

While the adhesive used to attach the brackets to your teeth can give an impression of discoloration over time, you can prevent this by maintaining good oral hygiene and following your treatment plan.

Foods and drinks like coffee, tea, red wine, tomatoes, and mustard can stain the clear elastic ties used for ceramic braces. However, Dr. Gabe replaces your elastics at every adjustment appointment, so you won’t need to make too many sacrifices.

Cost of Ceramic Braces

Your treatment fee at Union Orthodontics + Pediatric Dentistry will vary depending on the complexity of your orthodontic treatment. Dr. Gabe will determine a treatment fee for your specific needs, and our team will do everything we can to accommodate you and your budget.

The good news is that Dr. Gabe offers flexible payment plans, and we’ll check with your Colorado insurance company for orthodontic benefits. We aim to provide outstanding value to Denver and beyond for a reasonable fee.

At our office in Denver, ceramic brackets cost a little more than metal brackets. One of the most significant factors impacting your total treatment cost at Union Orthodontics + Pediatric Dentistry 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 our Union Orthodontics + Pediatric Dentistry experts, requiring more time.

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


Best for Adults

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

At Union Orthodontics + Pediatric Dentistry, 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 office in Denver to learn if they may be right for you.