Less-Noticeable Than Metal Braces

At Dietrich Orthodontics, we’re proud to offer clear braces to our patients in Alliance, Canton and surrounding areas!

Also known as ceramic braces, tooth-colored braces, or aesthetic braces, they work like metal braces.

Our clear braces are designed to be less noticeable on your teeth than metal braces.

They're smaller than ever and made of nearly invisible tooth-colored polycrystalline ceramic material. At Dietrich Orthodontics, we use Damon® Clear Braces.

These passive self-ligating brackets combine the look and comfort image-conscious patients want with the strength and functionality expert orthodontists need.

About Damon Clear Braces

Dr. Dietrich has been using the Damon system exclusively for over ten years. In the past, orthodontics focused on how the teeth fit together, occasionally compromising the face's overall look. 

The Damon System uses a unique treatment philosophy that goes beyond straight teeth to create beautiful, broad smiles, without compromising facial aesthetics. 

What Makes Damon Clear Different?

  • Completely aesthetic passive self-ligation bracket with unparalleled design
  • Polycrystalline alumina (PCA) material is resistant to staining from coffee, mustard, red wine and other agents
  • Tie-less braces that don’t need to be “tightened” and are gentle to the teeth and gums.
  • No elastics means no stains or trapped bacteria. 
  • High-technology, memory-shape wires that quickly move teeth and require fewer adjustments.
  • A clinically proven treatment approach that aligns your teeth and improves the look of your face – usually without extractions or rapid palatal expanders.

Faster Treatment Times with Fewer Visits

With the Damon® System, treatment time is typically shorter than with traditional braces.

Shorter treatment time means fewer appointments and a beautiful smile in no time. You may be surprised at how fast.


Outstanding Comfort

Tie-less brackets reduce the pressure on your teeth, so they can slide more comfortably to their correct positions.

This innovative approach to orthodontics ensures greater comfort during treatment.


Differences Between Ceramic & Metal Braces

Metal braces are known for their durability and strength. Clear braces are also tough, but they are made from a different, more fragile material that is more likely to chip or crack. Traditional braces are also better at tolerating pressure than newer ceramic ones.

If you need more drastic corrections, Dr. Dietrich may determine metal braces could be a better option. Adjustments with ceramic braces have to be slightly smaller, so it can take a little more time to align your teeth.

Having said that, both types of braces work on the same principles and tend to be equally as effective in most cases.


Cost of Clear Braces

One of the biggest factors that affect the cost of your treatment will be the materials used to make your braces.

In our Alliance and Canton offices, clear brackets cost a little more than metal brackets.

The good news is that we offer flexible payment plans and automatic bank drafts. We will also check with your insurance company for orthodontic benefits. Our goal is to provide outstanding value for reasonable fees!

Treatment fees will vary depending on the complexity of your orthodontic treatment. Dr. Dietrich will determine a treatment fee that fits your specific orthodontic needs. Our office will do everything we can to accommodate you and your budget.

The work it takes to put your braces on, adjust them, and take them off must also be factored into the total cost of treatment. Placing and removing ceramic braces are more sensitive to technique and requires more time.

Our treatment coordinators will be happy to go over the cost with you at your first free consultation.


Best for Adults

After a thorough orthodontic evaluation with Dr. Dietrich, we can determine which treatment option will be best for you and your smile.

At Dietrich Orthodontics, we think clear braces are generally better suited to adults and older teens. This is because clear brackets are more likely to break, and they're more expensive than metal brackets.

Schedule a free consultation with Dr. Dietrich to learn if they may be right for you.