Did you know that you can choose gold braces as a treatment option? Many of our patients are unaware of this enhanced appliance, which is why we make it a point to emphasize them as an effective orthodontic solution. Gold braces work in the same way as silver braces, but they also add a level of sophistication that may improve the appearance of your smile by making the overall appearance more subtle. Also we do not charge extra for these so you are welcome to choose silver or gold at the same price.

Since they’re not a very common alternative by most offices, there’s a lot to learn about your options with gold braces. You’re in luck because Charleston Orthodontic Specialists is one of the few practices to offer them!

How are Gold Braces Different?

Shape wise they look like silver braces, however the gold color adds a unique touch that hardly anyone else will have. You may even find that the gold tint blends in better with your tooth enamel. Many of our patients will choose to get ceramic braces on their upper teeth and gold braces on their lower teeth with gold wires which is an excellent look.

Is it Real Gold?

In short, the answer is no. Although gold metal is available in various shapes and sizes, it’s actually a rather weak element that would be incapable of supporting the movements of your teeth. For gold to have the durability necessary to straighten teeth, it would have to be mixed with stronger metals, and even then, it risks losing its natural color.

At Charleston Orthodontic Specialists, our gold braces are composed of stainless steel with a gold coating. In this way, you’re receiving the highly effective treatment that comes from traditional silver braces with a pop of gold shine that gives you the style you’re after.

The gold coating is very thin and doesn’t affect the way the braces feel in your mouth, and because they’re composed of stainless steel, gold braces have a low rate of damage and can hold up under the pressure of orthodontic treatment.

You can expect a similar treatment duration and the same oral hygiene practices too, as well as regular follow-up appointments with our orthodontist. The most significant difference that gold braces have is their effect on your smile, although it boils down to personal preference.

Are Gold Braces Right for You?

Choosing gold braces is a matter of your personal aesthetic and budget.

During a consultation at Charleston Orthodontic Specialists, you can determine whether gold braces are right for you. You might prefer the way the color looks with your natural tooth enamel or skin tone, or you might choose silver braces because you prefer that look — the decision is up to you!

If you’re set on getting gold braces, you can work with our team to create a payment plan allowing you to receive the treatment you want and need. Our financing options are known for their flexibility and have made it possible for many patients and their families to get the orthodontic care most consistent with their lifestyle.

Still curious about gold braces? You can contact Charleston Orthodontic Specialists at (843) 642-8100 and schedule a free initial exam to learn more about your options for braces. With a thorough examination and a discussion of your dental needs, you can make a meaningful decision about whether gold braces are right for you. Call today to learn more!