Porcelain Ceramic Braces Oxnard CA

Porcelain Ceramic Braces

Porcelain Ceramic Braces Oxnard, CA

Porcelain ceramic braces in Oxnard are also referred to as white or clear braces. This orthodontic option is excellent for patients who have complex orthodontic cases and are worried about aesthetics. It’s also ideal for patients who can’t afford Invisalign or don’t want to spend extra money on clear aligners.

Your Oxnard orthodontist will take the time to discuss the pros and cons of clear braces. They’ll help you make the best decision for your oral health while considering your aesthetic concerns.

What Are Porcelain Ceramic Braces?

Porcelain ceramic braces are made of high-quality porcelain. They have the same components as metal braces: brackets, an archwire, and bands. Therefore, they move your teeth in the same manner as traditional braces:

With clear braces, the archwire can be metal or a clear wire. And the ligature bands can be any color you want, including clear or white.

Why Choose Porcelain Ceramic Braces Over Traditional Braces or Invisalign?

When you visit your Oxnard orthodontist for a consultation, we offer three options for achieving a straighter smile:

Which option should you choose? Here are some facts to consider.

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Porcelain Ceramic Braces in Long Beach CA

Invisalign vs. Porcelain Ceramic Braces in Oxnard

For patients with aesthetic concerns, Invisalign clear aligners, and porcelain ceramic braces are the top choices. These options are virtually invisible.

Many patients choose Invisalign because they’re removable and somewhat more comfortable than brackets and archwires.

However, patients with complex cases might not be good candidates for Invisalign. Porcelain ceramic braces are an excellent option for them. Plus, they never have to worry about accidentally losing or throwing away their clear aligners.

Porcelain Ceramic Braces in Oxnard vs. Metal Braces

The main benefit of clear braces is just that – they’re clear. People won’t see the metal brackets and archwire of traditional braces.

But there are other benefits, too.

  • They’re more durable than you might think
  • They typically don’t cost as much as Invisalign
  • They’re more comfortable than metal braces because the brackets are smoother than metal ones, so they won’t irritate your soft tissues
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Porcelain Ceramic Braces Treatment in Long Beach CA

Frequently Asked Questions About Porcelain Ceramic Braces

Here are answers to some questions our patients often ask about clear braces.

How Much Do Porcelain Ceramic Braces in Oxnard Cost?

Porcelain ceramic braces range from $4000 to $8000. This is on-par or less than Invisalign, while higher in cost than metal braces.

Will Insurance Cover Clear/White Braces?

Dental insurance doesn’t usually cover “upgrades.” However, they may still be willing to pay their portion of traditional metal braces, while you would be responsible for your co-payment plus the cost of the upgrade.

Please note, too, that many insurance companies will only pay for the treatment of minors. Anyone over 18 will need to pay the total cost out of pocket. Talk to our front office team to learn more about your coverage, payment plans, and outside financing options.

How Long Will Treatment Take?

Treatment time for porcelain ceramic braces averages 18 to 36 months and is generally longer than Invisalign or metal braces, for the most part. This is because, even though the porcelain brackets are durable, they’re weaker than metal brackets. We need to move the teeth more slowly to prevent the brackets from chipping, cracking, or breaking.

Do Porcelain Ceramic Braces Stain?

Porcelain can stain. But you can prevent staining by avoiding foods, beverages, and habits that contribute to staining.

  • Stop using marijuana or tobacco products (smoking and chewing)
  • Avoid or reduce berries, tomatoes, beets, and acidic foods
  • Avoid or reduce coffee, tea, wine (red and white), and soda
  • Avoid or reduce condiments like mustard, curries, soy sauce, and balsamic vinegar
  • Don’t use whitening toothpaste (it won’t whiten the brackets and might damage them instead)

Additionally, brush and floss daily to prevent plaque and tartar buildup (which can make your teeth look dull and yellow). Do your best to brush and floss immediately after eating. Also, visit your dentist for cleanings twice a year.

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Are Clear Braces the Right Choice for You?

Each patient has unique needs. You’re no different! Your Oxnard orthodontist wants to make sure you choose the best orthodontic option – the one that fits your:

We will take everything into consideration to provide you with a customized treatment plan. Please contact us if you have any questions about your treatment plan or clear braces. We look forward to helping you achieve a healthy, beautiful smile you’ll love.

Choose Porcelain Ceramic Braces – The More Aesthetically Pleasing Orthodontic Option

Call Orthodontics of Oxnard at (805) 800-8485 or use our online contact form to contact us and learn more about porcelain ceramic braces in Oxnard.


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