Locations:

Lowell 219-552-8365 194 Deanna Drive Lowell, Indiana 46356
St. John 219-440-6512 Wicker Professional Center 8626 Wicker Avenue St. John, Indiana 46373
Michigan City 219-809-6584 Woodland North 1401 Woodland Avenue Michigan City, Indiana 46360
Portage 219-841-7795 3110 Willowcreek Road Portage, Indiana 46368
Munster 219-961-3085 Plaza del Prado 9335 Calumet Avenue Munster, Indiana 46321
Valparaiso 219-263-0719 Chandana Point 1610 Pointe Drive Valparaiso, Indiana 46383
Merrillville 888-722-5033 Chapel Centre 7891 Broadway Merrillville, Indiana 46410

A Clear Alternative to Traditional Braces


If you have crooked teeth, you’ve probably assumed that braces can fix them. Traditional braces have been the most common way to fix a crooked smile for decades. The only problem is that they can affect your smile just as much as, if not more than, the crooked teeth they are meant to correct. The metal brackets and wires are visible for the whole world to see. This can be a major turnoff for people who would like to have a straight smile. Get clear ceramic braces in Indiana now!

At Orthodontic Affiliates, we offer an alternative to a mouth full of metal brackets. With clear ceramic braces in Indiana, Dr. Surber and Dr. Schmidt  Indiana Orthodontist duo are able to straighten your teeth with a method that is much less visible to those around you. This option is perfect if you don’t want traditional braces on your teeth or if you don’t qualify for Invisalign.

What Are Clear Ceramic Braces?

Clear ceramic braces are a lot like traditional braces in that they are attached to the front of your teeth. They also have the same basic bracket-and-wire setup. The brackets use small bands to keep the wire attached to them.

How Are Clear Ceramic Braces Different?

The major difference is that clear ceramic braces are not as noticeable as traditional braces. That’s because the brackets are either clear or tooth-colored. Clear is used most of the time, but tooth-colored brackets may be used for people who have slightly darker teeth. The tooth shading of the bracket actually helps it blend better depending on your situation.

The bands that Indiana Orthodontist Dr. Surber and Dr. Schmidt use are also tooth-colored. This way your braces are camouflaged to those who see you. The archwire that is attached is still silver, but that is the only part that people may see.

Is There a Difference in Cost with Clear Ceramic Braces?

Clear ceramic braces feature a bracket that is bigger than the metal bracket used for traditional braces. This, coupled with the fact that they are manufactured differently, increases the cost of this treatment over that of metal braces. Dr. Schmidt, Indiana Orthodontist, will go over all your options, and he will explain the difference in cost of one treatment over the other.

Please ask us about our payment policy and any specials we may have that can help you defer the cost of your dental treatment. We believe that nothing, especially money, should stand in the way of you getting the smile you want.

Indiana Orthodontist Dr. Surber and Dr. Schmidt have been taking care of patients’ smiles for many years. They take pride in providing quality dental care for our patients. Call our office today to find out how we can help you fix your smile in a inconspicuous way. You can reach us at 888-722-5033 to schedule your consultation about clear ceramic braces in Indiana. Our online form is available to you as well. Leave a message and a member of our staff will get in touch with you as soon as possible.

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