Starting your orthodontic journey often involves choices that reflect personal style and preference. At Walt Orthodontics, a common question we encounter is whether opting for coloured braces incurs an additional cost. Let’s clear up this query and explore the vibrant world of coloured braces!
The Cost Factor of Coloured Braces
Contrary to popular belief, choosing coloured braces typically does not come with extra charges. Here are some important insights for you!
1. Treatment Cost Remains Consistent: Regardless of whether you choose traditional metal braces or opt for colourful bands, the cost of the actual orthodontic treatment remains the same. Adding colour to your braces is more about personalization and does not impact the overall expense.
2. Colourful Bands at No Extra Cost: We offer a range of colourful band options at no additional cost or for a minimal fee. This makes choosing colourful braces an affordable and enjoyable part of the orthodontic journey.
3. Aesthetic Choices Without Financial Burden: The addition of colour to braces is mainly a fun customization. You can select from various shades to match your style or mood, making the orthodontic experience more enjoyable without adding to your financial plate.
The Appeal of Colourful Braces
Coloured braces can transform the experience of orthodontic treatment, making it more enjoyable and personalized. They offer a chance to express individuality and can even boost confidence for some wearers. We support your choice to customize treatment and offer further insights on our What To Expect with Braces page, ensuring you are well-informed about all aspects of your orthodontic care.
Coloured Braces 101
There are two types of colours we use on braces. The first type are elastic ligatures. They are individual elastics (shaped like a donut) that are placed around each bracket. You can choose one colour (or even grey or clear), or alternate two colours.
When spaces are present we use something called powerchain. Basically it is a series of elastic ligatures connected to each other. The powerchain is stretched along the braces – this can cause a tight feeling. However, over time the powerchain will help close spaces as it recoils. Although we have many colour options for powerchain, we usually recommend grey as it’s more effective.
The most important point – you are never locked into your colour choice. The elastic ligatures or power chain are changed at every appointment!
To understand how coloured braces can fit into your treatment plan and to explore the full range of custom options, we invite you to schedule a consultation with our team. On our Contact Us page, you can find all the necessary details to book an appointment. During the consultation, we can discuss both the functional and aesthetic aspects of your treatment, ensuring a result that is not only effective but aligns with your personal style.
In conclusion, opting for coloured braces is a fun and personal way to journey through orthodontic treatment without incurring additional costs. We are committed to providing a treatment experience that is effective, enjoyable, and tailored to your preferences. Embrace your orthodontic treatment with a splash of colour and individuality, and let us help you achieve the beautiful smile you deserve.
For more information on braces and orthodontic care, be sure to visit credible sources like the Canadian Association of Orthodontists.