Straighten Your Smile With Clear Braces

Clear braces can be a great alternative to conventional braces and you can get them at our offices in Rapid City, Spearfish, Gillette, Buffalo, and Pierre. The brackets are made from ceramic material so they’re clearer and harder to notice when compared to metal braces.

Clear Braces

Giving You a Clear Alternative to Metal

You may know clear braces as ceramic, tooth-colored, or aesthetic braces. The Meyer & Dana Orthodontics team of doctors uses them to correct your bite and align your smile the same way as metal braces.

Clear braces in our office are designed to blend in with your natural smile. Many older teenagers and adult patients at Meyer & Dana Orthodontics prefer this more subtle option because you can achieve a great smile without the visibility of metal braces.

At Meyer & Dana Orthodontics, clear braces are about the same size and shape as metal braces and made of nearly invisible tooth-colored polycrystalline ceramic material.

These ceramic options blend in well with your natural smile. Though they're not completely invisible, they’re much less noticeable for patients around Rapid City, Spearfish, Gillette, Buffalo, and Pierre.

Differences Between Ceramic & Metal Braces

Metal braces are well-known around South Dakota and Wyoming for their durability and strength. Ceramic braces are tough, too, but they are made from a different, more fragile material that’s more likely to chip or crack.

Traditional braces tend to be better at tolerating pressure than ceramic ones, so if your orthodontist at Meyer & Dana needs to make more drastic corrections, they may recommend metal braces instead.

While there are some clear differences between them, both types of braces work on the same principles and tend to be equally as effective in most cases.

You may be worried about ceramic braces staining, but thankfully that hasn’t been a problem for a while. Ceramic brackets won’t stain, but the adhesive used to attach the brackets to the teeth can stain.

This can give an overall impression of discoloration or staining over time. You can choose to avoid things like coffee and tea, red wine, tomatoes, mustard, etc. to reduce the chances of any staining.

If you maintain a good oral hygiene routine and follow the treatment plan designed by Meyer & Dana Orthodontics, you shouldn’t have to worry too much about giving up your morning cup of coffee or evening glass of wine.

Cost of Ceramic Braces

Your treatment fee at Meyer & Dana Orthodontics will vary depending on the complexity of your orthodontic treatment. One of our doctors 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.

One of the main factors that will impact the cost of your treatment at Meyer & Dana Orthodontics will be the materials we use for your braces. At our offices in Rapid City, Spearfish, Gillette, Buffalo, and Pierre, ceramic brackets cost a little more than metal brackets.

The good news is, at Meyer & Dana Orthodontics, we offer flexible payment plans, automatic bank drafts, and we will also check with your South Dakota or Wyoming insurance company for orthodontic benefits. Our goal is to provide outstanding value to our community and beyond that is effective and affordable.

Our treatment coordinators will be happy to go over the cost with you at your first free consultation at our offices in South Dakota or Wyoming.

Orthodontics for Adults

Best for Adults

After your initial orthodontic evaluation with Meyer & Dana Orthodontics, we can determine the treatment option that will be best for you and your smile.

We generally believe ceramic braces are generally better for adults and older teens living around the Black Hills. This is because ceramic brackets are more likely to break, and they're more expensive than metal brackets.

With offices in Rapid City, Spearfish, Gillette, Buffalo, and Pierre, it’s easy to schedule a free consultation with Meyer & Dana Orthodontics to learn if clear braces are right for you.