Clear braces (also known as ceramic braces) are made of clear materials and are therefore less visible on your teeth than metal braces. For this reason, ceramic braces are used mainly on older teenagers and adult patients who have cosmetic concerns. While they are visually less prominent, they do require more attention to oral hygiene because ceramic braces are larger and more brittle than their metal counterparts.
To make your payments more affordable, ask your orthodontist if it’s possible to extend them beyond the removal of your clear braces. Many orthodontists like Dr. Akavan are able to meet this request, and third-party financing through groups like Springstone Patient Financing or Care Credit are also available to help patients pay for their orthodontic treatment.
Make sure that you check with your insurance provider before you start treatment to be certain that you’re covered under your dental plan. It’s also possible to purchase supplemental orthodontic insurance if your current coverage isn’t right for you.
The best way to estimate the cost of a plan of orthodontic treatment is to schedule an initial consultation with Dr. Akavan. Early intervention in orthodontics can ensure a more effective and permanent treatment outcome. Once a patient’s orthodontic needs have been evaluated, you can then discuss the treatment options available, payment plans, and insurance coverage.
If you live or work in the San Fernando Valley area, and are in need of orthodontic treatment — but are concerned about the costs associated with clear braces, consider a consultation with Dr. Akavan and the professionals at Akavan Orthodontics. Contact us today!
Dr. Nooshi Akavan and the team at Akavan Orthodontics are experts in clear braces. If you have any questions pertaining to early prevention treatment (phase I), bloore aligners, braces, palatal expander, retention, orthognathic surgery, temporary anchorage devices (TADs), or Invisalign in Tarzana, Encino, Woodland Hills, Studio City, Calabassas, or Los Angeles, CA, or would like to schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Akavan, contact Akavan Orthodontics at: 818.345.9601