Arnold & Florissant Clear Ceramic Braces

Braces Without Baggage

Clear ceramic braces offer a less noticeable alternative to traditional metal braces, providing an effective way to straighten teeth without compromising on style.

At McDermott Orthodontics, our ceramic braces are designed to blend seamlessly with your natural tooth color, making them a popular choice for both adults and teens looking for a discreet orthodontic solution.

What Are Ceramic Braces?

Ceramic braces use the same fundamental principles as traditional braces but are crafted from composite materials that are either clear or tooth-colored to minimize their visibility.

These braces include brackets attached to each tooth, connected by a wire that guides the teeth into position.

The ceramic material is resistant to staining and provides a smooth surface that is gentle on the gums and cheeks.

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The Advantages of Clear Ceramic Braces

Clear braces come with all kinds of benefits that make them an attractive option. Our patients love the great options you get with clear braces, like:

Nearly Invisible Design

Clear braces blend in with your natural tooth color, making them far less noticeable than traditional metal braces.

This makes them a great option for adults and teens who are self-conscious about wearing braces and prefer a more discreet orthodontic solution.


Enhanced Comfort

Unlike metal braces that can sometimes irritate the inside of your mouth, ceramic braces feature smooth edges and are less likely to cause discomfort.

Their rounded, less intrusive design ensures that you experience comfort throughout your treatment period.


Stain-Resistant Technology

Modern clear braces are manufactured with advanced materials that resist staining from coffee, wine, and other common staining agents.

This improvement means you can maintain a brighter, cleaner smile throughout your treatment.


Today’s clear braces are made with high-quality materials engineered to withstand everyday use. While they are slightly more brittle than their metal counterparts, proper care and handling by an experienced orthodontist like Dr. McDermott ensure that breakages are rare.


Great for All Ages

Clear ceramic braces are suitable for patients of all ages.

Whether you are a professional looking to improve your smile without the traditional "metal-mouth" appearance or a teen seeking a less visible option, ceramic braces offer a versatile solution that fits various lifestyles and aesthetic preferences.


Stylish Confidence

With clear braces, you don’t have to wait until the end of your treatment to feel confident about your smile. Since they are less noticeable, you can start enjoying the appearance of your smile even before your treatment is complete.

This stylish appeal is a serious benefit for many patients.

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Ceramic Braces vs. Metal Braces

While both clear ceramic and traditional metal braces serve the same function—to effectively align and straighten your teeth—there are some notable differences:

  • Visibility: Ceramic braces are much less visible than metal braces, making them a preferred choice for patients concerned about the appearance of braces.
  • Comfort: The smooth texture of clear ceramic braces tends to be more gentle on the lips and gums compared to metal brackets.
  • Treatment Time: For some patients, treatment with ceramic braces may take a little longer than with metal braces due to the more delicate materials involved.

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Ready to Start Your Journey With Clear Braces?

If you’re ready for the beautiful, straight smile you’ve always wanted without the look of traditional braces, ceramic braces at McDermott Orthodontics might be perfect for you.

Contact us today to schedule a consultation in either our Arnold or Florissant office. We can’t wait to help you take the first step towards a confident, radiant smile.