Want to achieve your dream of straighter teeth?
Well braces are the perfect option for you, as they are efficient, effective and the fastest option.
However, you may have shrugged them off due to the aesthetic appearance. Maybe you associate braces with easily visible brackets, wires and rubber bands.
This is not always the case! Ceramic braces may be the perfect alternative option for you.
What makes ceramic braces different?
Ceramic braces are traditional braces with a discreet appearance. The brackets are made from a fine tooth-coloured porcelain material instead of the traditional stainless steel.
When these brackets are paired with white archwires and clear rubber bands, the braces are virtually invisible.
These braces are slower than metal braces, but faster at correcting issues than any other discreet option available.
So why not choose the discreet option for treating complex malocclusions and bite issues.
How do they work?
Ceramic braces can help you achieve your dream smile!
Just like metal braces, they are excellent at fixing complex dental issues and closing gaps between teeth. Issues such as malocclusions, crossbites, openbites, overbites, underbites, crooked teeth, gaps and other tooth and jaw issues.
Braces work to treat all these dental issues by applying continuous pressure to slowly move the teeth in the correct directions over the course of the treatment. As your teeth move, your bone changes shape. Archwires act as the guide for the moving teeth and are held in place by the brackets, which are bonded to each individual tooth. Elastic bands are attached to apply pressure to bring the upper and lower teeth together, to achieve an improved fit and better bite.
The team at Straight Orthodontics tailors ceramic braces to each individual patient as we know that every patient’s mouth is different, and everyone has different expectations too. This is why we fit the treatment to you by examining your mouth.
These discreet braces can give you the straighter smile you are looking for and make you love smiling!
Ceramic braces are for everyone
Whether you’re an adult or teenager, you can choose clear ceramic braces, instead of the easily visible stainless-steel counterpart. However, these braces are more expensive than metal braces, but less expensive than other discreet options.
Ceramic braces are especially popular among self-conscious adults who are looking for subtle solution to fixing their dental issues. A great option for people usually working in public front roles, attending university or generally people who do not want to draw attention to their braces.
The use of porcelain brackets may also be perfect if you suffer from a metal allergy.
The pros and cons
- Less visible than traditional braces
- Don’t interfere with imaging tests
- Move teeth faster than aligners
- More expensive than metal braces
- Porcelain is less durable than metal
- Causes gum sensitivity
- Move teeth a little slower than metal
- Elastic bands attaching wires to the brackets can stain
Since ceramic braces are less durable than metal braces, it means brackets will need to be replaced more often to stop them from breaking under pressure.
Elastic band staining can be minimised through regular brushing and flossing, avoiding foods and drinks which cause staining, avoiding whitening toothpastes and visiting our team at Straight Orthodontics regularly.
If you are looking for low-key brace’s treatment, ceramic braces are for you. To find out more information or to book in a consultation, please contact us today.