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ceramic braces

Ceramic braces are sometimes favored by our patients because they are clear braces made from a translucent material and are therefore barely visible.

There are a number of reasons to opt for ceramic braces.

  • They were created hugely with aesthetics in mind and are therefore less visible than traditional braces.
  • They are durable and if you follow your doctor’s instructions and keep your appointments, they will last for as long as your treatment lasts.
  • They are just as effective when it comes to aligning teeth as traditional braces.
  • The time that it will take to have them fitted by your doctor, will not be longer than in the case of traditional braces – in other words: about an hour and a half.
  • Similar to metal braces, too: if a wire or bracket should break, fixing it will be easy for your doctor. All you will need to do, is to call the office for an appointment and we will fix it for you in no time!

There are some things to keep in mind when you have opted for ceramic braces, but these are also not so different if you have metal braces placed. Some important things to remember are:

  • Steer away from hard or sticky foods.
  • Brush your teeth 2-4 times daily and also floss every day. If at all possible, consider getting and using a water pick to ensure that you get to the places that a normal toothbrush would not normally be able to reach. (Examples are the areas between your teeth and the wires of the braces.) Also brush your teeth immediately after you have eaten any foods that are bound to stain your teeth (e.g. Kool-Aid or spaghetti sauce.)

Some last thoughts on ceramic braces:

Just like in the case with most braces, your individual needs (how much your teeth need to move and if you have opted for accelerated orthodontic treatment too or not) will determine how long you will have to wear them.

Ceramic braces, like all other clear aligners, are a little more expensive than traditional metal braces due to the materials used to make them.

Whatever your needs are, though – remember that there is no dental problem we cannot assist you with, and you will always be welcome at our ‘home away from home’!