Clear Braces vs Metal Braces

Clear braces vs Metal braces - Material

Clear braces are composed of porcelain materials so they are less visible.  Clear braces has a little more abrasive texture compared to metal braces.  They are also slightly bulkier.  These characteristics do not hinder the effectiveness of straightening your teeth.  The only difference between metal braces and clear braces are the visiblity.  Metal braces are the most commonly used braces.

Clear Braces vs Metal Braces - Cost

Clear braces, due to its material are slightly more expensive.  Metal braces is definitely more cost effective.  Both clear braces and metal braces yield the same results for your smiles with the same amount of time.

Clear Braces vs Metal Braces - Comfort

Since clear braces are larger and slightly more abrassive, it can feel bulky in certain spots.  But once you're used to the clear braces, you won't be aware of the braces.  For both clear braces and metal braces, initially, you will feel sore and uncomfortable when adjustments are made to straigthen your teeth.

Clear Braces vs Metal Braces - Durability

Clear braces attaches to the teeth stronger than metal braces due to its size and natural composite makeup.  However, clear braces are also more brittle compared to metal braces.  Clear braces can break, but it is very rare


What is Orthodontics?

Orthodontics is one of many dental specialties.  The word “orthodontics” is derived from the Greek words orthos, meaning proper or straight and odons meaning teeth.  Orthodontics is specifically concerned with diagnosing and treating tooth misalignment and irregularity in the jaw area.  Initially, orthodontic treatments were geared toward the treatment of teens and pre-teens, but these days around 30 percent of orthodontic patients are adults.

Dental Insurance Accepted

Our office takes most PDP, DPPO & PPO dental insurances. Signature Smiles is also a Pediatric Medicaid Dentist.
Our in-network short list includes:
  • Aetna
  • Ameritas
  • Anthem
  • Assurant
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield CareCredit
  • Cigna
  • Connection Dental Dearborn
  • Delta
  • DenteMax
  • Dentaquest PPO
  • Dentaquest and MCNA
  • GEHA
  • Healthspring
  • Humana
  • Lincoln
  • Metlife
  • Principal
  • Sun Life
  • Superior
  • Tmhp
  • Tricare
  • United
  • United Concordia
  • UMR Children's dental
  • Medicaid Children's CHIP
  • many more PPO insurances.


We are happy to offer DOCPAY online payment option to our patients.

  • Convenient online payments
  • Hassle-free way to pay balances due
  • Easy payment method to set up recurring ortho payments for existing payment plans
  • Supports both checking accounts and credit cards for simplicity
  • Saves time, phone calls and postage on payment remittances

DOCPAY online payment option provides a simple, easy way to pay patient balances for dental services rendered. Payments can be either one-time or recurring and are automatically deducted from your checking account each month. Your only cost is a small transaction-processing fee for each payment. No credit approval is required and DOCPAY can be used at any participating office. Ask for DOCPAY and avoid calls to make payments, unpleasant past due statements, and unnecessary postage to mail payments to the office. (Learn more at

DOCPAY Patient site