Ceramic braces are subtler than Metal braces and created with aesthetics in mind. They are made of composite materials that perfectly ‘blend in’ with your teeth, making them less noticeable. With a comfortable sculptured design and an attractive, translucent appearance it gives you a lot more reason to smile about, even before your braces are removed.
Ceramic braces work as same as the traditional Metal braces, except that the ligatures that hold the archwire in place, are often white or clear to compliment the brackets. Even the metal archwire blends in with your brackets to help keep the appliance less conspicuous. Once Ceramic braces are removed you will receive retainers to stabilize the dental correction.
Ceramic braces work perfectly for tooth crowding, overbites, openbites, underbites, crossbites, crooked teeth and gaps. However, ceramic brackets cannot withstand as much pressure as metal brackets and are not recommended for people who need extensive treatment.
You are eligible for Ceramic braces if you
Are concerned about how you look during the orthodontic treatment
Have a commitment to maintain excellent oral hygiene and avoid foods/drinks that cause stains, as Ceramic braces are prone to discoloration
Are looking for braces that match the natural color of your teeth so that they are camouflaged, providing a discreet appearance
You are willing to wait longer than average to obtain the desired results
The Risks Involved
Ceramic braces are prone to breakage and can also wear away the enamel if teeth are allowed to contact the brackets when biting. The Ceramic material causes friction with the wire and this may slow down the treatment time considerably.
As Ceramic braces incorporate the strength and function of the traditional braces they give you the same orthodontic results without the need for large, noticeable Metal braces. They move teeth with the same efficiency and are a perfect choice for aesthetics and uncompromised results.
Ceramic braces have become an increasingly popular option due to their inconspicuous nature and relatively affordable prices. Indeed, the tooth-colored ceramic "blends in" with your teeth and you won't be reluctant to show off your smile. Opt for the Ceramic braces that look as good as they perform.