Ceramic Braces for Effective and Discreet Teeth Straightening
Ceramic braces are an attractive alternative to traditional metal braces very similar in design and function. Instead of silver toned metal, the brackets are made of an innovative material than can be either transparent or tooth-colored for a discreet look.
Advantages of Ceramic Braces compared to Metal braces
- Less noticeable
- More comfortable
The white or clear brackets blend in with teeth and are thus much less noticeable than metal braces. Some even use tooth-colored or clear wires to appear nearly invisible.
While metal brackets can irritate gums, ceramic brackets are smooth and cause no pain from rubbing against the gums.
Ceramic braces can move teeth faster than Invisalign but traditional metal braces are the quickest of treatment options. Treatment often takes a year or two, after which one receives a removable retainer to maintain the new positions of teeth.
Just as with metal braces, regular appointments for adjustments and monitoring progress is important for timely results. Proper cleaning is also important, not only to avoid staining and decay of teeth in areas where brackets are affixed, but the ceramic brackets themselves can stain.
Who Can Wear Ceramic Braces?
Ceramic braces are suitable for treating mild crowding, crooked teeth, overbite, and widely-spaced teeth. In cases of extreme overcrowding or severe misalignment traditional metal braces are more effective than ceramic. For a consultation to see what kind of braces are best for your realignment needs visit Orthos Boutique Smiles in Southlake, TX.