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Triumph Through Transparency

Clear braces can be a great alternative to typical metal braces at our Richmond office. Clear braces come with tooth-colored ceramic brackets that blend in with your natural smile's color.

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Metal Braces!

If you want to achieve a beautiful, straight smile but are worried about the appearance of traditional metal braces, Dr. Lee Mahlmann and Dr. Catharine Borders may recommend that you consider clear braces.

Clear braces use white ceramic brackets that blend in with your teeth for a more natural look. This aesthetic alternative to traditional metal braces works well for Richmond patients who need the strength and durability of braces but want to avoid the attention that comes with flashy brackets and wires.

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Metal vs. Ceramic Braces: Pros and Cons

The two primary advantages of metal braces are toughness and longevity. But today’s ceramic braces respond better under pressure or stress than in the past. Thanks to modern technology, current ceramic braces are durable and built to last.

Depending on a your needs, Dr. Mahlmann or Dr. Borders may elect metal braces as a better option. Adjustments with ceramic braces and metal braces tend to occur within the same time frame of four to six weeks. Both types of braces work on the same principles and tend to be equally as effective in most cases.

Concerned about staining or discoloration? Don’t be. Neither metal braces nor ceramic braces stain permanently. Stick with the hygiene guidelines that Dr. Mahlmann and Dr. Borders provide you, and your treatment will go as smoothly as possible.

No matter whether you have metal or ceramic braces, there are some foods you ought to avoid. Stay away from gum, chewy or hard candy, and anything excessively sweet or sticky. These kinds of foods can make your braces harder to clean.

Remember to schedule regular check-ins with our team. Adhere to your oral cleaning routine, and you’ll be out of braces before you know it.

Cost of Ceramic Braces

Your treatment fee at Mahlmann & Borders Orthodontics will vary depending on the complexity of your orthodontic treatment. Dr. Mahlmann and Dr. Borders 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 good news is that Dr. Mahlmann and Dr. Borders offer you flexible payment plans and automatic bank drafts. We will also check with your Texas insurance company for orthodontic benefits. We aim to provide outstanding value to Richmond and beyond for a reasonable fee.

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

Clear Braces

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

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

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