Blend in With Ceramic Braces

More people in Jacksonville are choosing to get orthodontic treatment because of the innovative options currently available. Ceramic braces at Rice Orthodontics help your braces blend in with your tooth color, and are significantly less conspicuous than traditional metal braces.

About Ceramic Braces in Jacksonville

Clear braces are popular for those patients around Jacksonville who want to make a less noticeable impression while going through teeth-straightening.

Like metal braces, clear braces use brackets and wires to help straighten teeth. Ceramic braces gradually reposition teeth into correct alignment and require adjustments every four to six weeks.

They are compiled of exceptionally strong composite materials. Ceramic braces are available in different transparency levels, from those that match natural teeth color to completely transparent or clear ceramic braces.

The three most popular brands are Transcend and Clarity, by 3M Unitek®, and Mystique®, made by GAC International.

Like metal braces, ceramic braces require a metal wire that spans across the teeth, affixed by rubber bands.

The wire used with ceramic braces may be available in white rather than silver, reducing the cosmetic impact. Brackets are adhered to the teeth using a plasma light with a strong adhesive.

Ceramic Braces vs. Metal Braces


Ceramic and metal braces both effectually align the teeth. The brackets of ceramic braces are rounded on the corners and ends.

Dr. Rice’s patients have reported that ceramic braces are more comfortable than wearing metal braces, and there is less pain created by the chafing of the gums.


At Rice Orthodontics, we use ceramic material with brackets to compliment your beautiful smile.

We ONLY use ceramic brackets on your top teeth. However, we can place metal brackets on your bottom teeth if you request it.

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Ceramic braces do not stain, and people can continue to eat normally without any discoloration. However, both metal and plastic ties can be stained when subjected to some foods. The following tips help limit staining:

  • Brush after every meal
  • Floss and rinse often
  • Do not smoke
  • Avoid strongly colored food such as red tomato paste, mustard, red wine, coffee and dark-colored drinks
  • Keep orthodontic appointments as ligatures are replaced during every adjustment visit


Many people around Jacksonville and beyond have a misconception that ceramic brackets are fragile and easily broken. Ceramic braces are as durable as metal braces when they are bound with a plasma light.

Research studies indicate that a pleasing smile supplies social benefits for all ages. Orthodontic treatment can establish a healthy bite and improve overall oral health.

For these reasons, there has been a huge growth in orthodontic treatment for both children and adults at Rice Orthodontics.

Ceramic braces are the cosmetic alternative for patients wanting inconspicuous, effective orthodontic treatment.


The main benefit of getting clear braces is that they are translucent, making them designed to blend in with your teeth for a more natural look.

At Rice Orthodontics, we will work diligently to make sure your smile stays intact during treatment so you can have an unmistakable smile during treatment.

Orthodontic treatment at Rice improves your oral health and tooth function and enhances your self-esteem by improving your smile.

Contact us to learn more about ceramic braces or schedule a free consultation with Dr. Rice.