Porcelain Ceramic Braces El Segundo CA

Porcelain Ceramic Braces

Porcelain Ceramic Braces El Segundo, CA

We want to give our patients options so that they can choose a course of treatment that fits their unique needs and goals. That is why we offer multiple orthodontic treatment options, including porcelain ceramic braces in El Segundo.

Also known as clear braces, porcelain ceramic braces are an excellent alternative to metal braces, especially for patients with severe malocclusion.

What Are Porcelain Ceramic Braces in El Segundo?

Porcelain ceramic braces consist of the same three components that make up traditional metal braces.

  • Brackets: Brackets made of tooth-colored porcelain/ceramic are placed on the front of each tooth (the lip/cheek surface). Each bracket has an area that holds the archwire.
  • Archwire: While we can use a metal archwire, we can also use white or frosted wires that blend with your teeth. The archwire is what guides the movement of your teeth.
  • Bands: Bands wrap around each bracket, holding the archwire in place. You can choose bands of any color, including white or clear bands, if you want to stay consistent with the “clear braces” idea.
Porcelain Ceramic Braces El Segundo CA
Porcelain Ceramic Braces in El Segundo CA

Are Porcelain Ceramic Braces Better Than Metal Braces?

Porcelain ceramic braces work as effectively as metal braces since they work the same way. This is excellent news for patients who aren’t good candidates for Invisalign®. They can still get the high-quality treatment they need – but with better aesthetics!

Treatment plan timelines vary from patient to patient, depending on the complexity of their case. However, porcelain ceramic braces can take a bit longer than metal braces.

While the porcelain ceramic brackets are durable, they’re not as strong as metal. If your teeth move too rapidly, it can put pressure on the brackets and cause them to crack or break. Your orthodontist will make sure the teeth move at a slower rate to prevent this.

The Benefits of Choosing Porcelain Ceramic Braces in El Segundo

Here are just some of the benefits of choosing clear braces:

  • Barely noticeable
  • More comfortable than metal braces
  • Just as effective as metal braces
  • More durable than people think
  • You can’t lose them
  • They don’t stain

How Much Do Porcelain Ceramic Braces Cost?

Porcelain ceramic braces in El Segundo typically cost a bit more than metal braces and a bit less than Invisalign®. When you come in for an orthodontic consultation, we’ll go over all your treatment options and our financing and payment plans.

Porcelain Ceramic Braces El Segundo CA
Porcelain Ceramic Braces in El Segundo CA

Should You Choose Invisalign® or Porcelain Ceramic Braces?

It really depends on your needs. Both options offer an invisibility factor that makes them attractive.

If you worry that you might lose your clear aligners, you might decide that porcelain ceramic braces are the better option. And if you worry that once you take your aligners out, you’ll forget to put them back in, then it might be a good idea to go with fixed braces.

If aesthetics is your main priority, Invisalign® will probably be the best fit for your needs. Since you can remove the clear aligners, public events and speaking engagements are easier with Invisalign®. In fact, many people don’t even remove their aligners for these types of events because they’re used to speaking with them, and they’re virtually invisible.

It’s also important to note that if you have severe malocclusion, Invisalign® likely won’t be an option.

Will Insurance Pay for Porcelain Ceramic Braces in El Segundo?

Many insurance companies pay for these braces just as they would for traditional metal braces. Of course, you’ll need to talk with your insurance company to see if there are any limitations, as many have age limits for orthodontic coverage.

Our dental team is happy to discuss payment options, including outside financing, once we determine your out-of-pocket costs.

Get a Straighter Smile With “Clear” Porcelain Ceramic Braces

Are you a good candidate for porcelain ceramic braces? Contact our team today to schedule a consultation with your El Segundo orthodontist.


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