Similar to metal braces, the purpose of ceramic braces is to straighten teeth. The main difference with ceramic braces is that the brackets and wires are similar in colour to natural teeth. This makes them less noticeable which is preferable for most teenagers.
Ace Dental has a complete range of orthodontic devices and ceramic braces are among the choices we can offer our patients.
If your smile could use a little straightening, visit your dentist today and discover how ceramic braces can help you.
Ceramic braces are less noticeable than traditional braces which accounts for their appeal. They can also move teeth faster than most aligner methods. Ceramic braces can take anything from 18 months to three years to completely straighten your teeth. This will depend on the extent of the crookedness.
With ceramic braces you can also choose from different colours. You can choose a colour that blends in with the natural colour of your teeth or you can opt for any other colour of your choosing and make a statement every time you smile.
Ceramic braces also won’t interfere with any images your dentist needs to make of your teeth and jaws. This makes any follow up examinations and treatments a lot easier.
Almost anyone can be fitted with ceramic braces, but your dentist will recommend you delay this procedure until all of your adult teeth have come in and, for the most part, you’ve stopped growing. This will ensure a minimum of movement and lowering the risk of the wires breaking.
Ceramic, or clear braces as they are also known, are a great alternative to those very obvious metal braces. This makes them ideal for those who don’t want to announce to the world that they have braces.
The general consensus among the dental community is that you should have your braces tightened every few weeks. This will ensure that your teeth will continue to move gradually into place. There are no definite rules regarding regular adjustments of your braces, so if you are planning a vacation around the same time as you are due for an adjustment, talk to your dentist and make alternative arrangements. While this may not pose any real problems, keep in mind that making a habit of this will extend the time it takes for your teeth to straighten.
When you are first fitted with ceramic braces, you will experience some pain and discomfort. It is also common to feel tightness and discomfort after each adjustment of your braces. This discomfort is temporary and should only last a few days after each tightening.
Ceramic braces need a little extra care compared to metal braces. However, you should remain diligent with your dental hygiene. Use a soft bristled toothbrush and a good quality fluoride toothpaste. You may even benefit by using an oral irrigator to flush out food particles around the brackets of your braces, as well as the wires.