Improve your smile without drawing attention to your braces
The majority of patients who choose ceramic or clear braces over more traditional metal braces do so to improve their smiles without generating a great deal of attention on themselves. Clear ceramic braces in are a perfect cosmetic fix for patients concerned about their appearance while undergoing orthodontic treatment. However, despite their discreet character, ceramic braces are still equally as effective as traditional metal braces!
The Technology Behind Ceramic Braces
At Kate Lembck Orthodontics, we consider clear ceramic braces to be one of the best alternatives to metal braces. Ceramic braces are affixed to teeth, and wires are threaded through slots in the brackets. These semi-translucent brackets also blend well, making it an ideal option for those who wish to straighten their teeth in a more discreet, subtle manner. You will also benefit from brackets that share similar colors with your teeth and do not stain. These brackets are made of ceramic or porcelain.
Care & Maintenance of Ceramic Braces
The placement and removal of ceramic braces is more sensitive to technique and requires more time. Adjustments can also be more involved. While they are visually less prominent, Ceramic braces do require more attention to food restrictions because they can be more brittle than their metal counterparts. For these reasons, ceramic braces tend to be used more on upper front teeth than on lower teeth.