You know you need orthodontic work, but the thought of a metallic smile makes you cringe. Clear braces are the perfect solution!
You don’t have to settle for crooked, crowded teeth. You also don’t have to deal with a mouth full of metal for the duration of your treatment, if you’d rather not. Thanks to modern orthodontic product advancements, you have options.
Clear ceramic braces are just as effective as traditional metal braces, but they’re barely noticeable. You can get the corrective orthodontic treatment you need and want without sacrificing your look.
What Are Ceramic Braces?
Ceramic braces look the same as traditional braces — they’re the same size and shape. The only difference is that the brackets are made of a tooth-colored material that’s designed to blend in with your teeth. You can also get clear wires that camouflage the device even more. When you’re outfitted with clear braces, it’s unlikely anyone will notice them.
What Are the Advantages of Ceramic Braces?
Don’t worry — clear ceramic braces deliver the same smile-straightening effects of metal braces. They are more fragile, but they won’t chip or break. Compared to other clear orthodontic systems such as Invisalign, ceramic braces deliver results faster.
Whether you must maintain a professional appearance or you’re simply a little self-conscious about your teeth, clear ceramic braces don’t draw attention to your smile. Because they discreetly blend in with your enamel, you will finally be able to address your orthodontic struggles without calling attention to the issue.
How They Work
Clear braces are applied using the same method as metal braces. It takes about an hour to clean and dry the teeth, then apply the bonding glue. Ceramic brackets are set in place, an archwire and ties are added and you’re ready to go.
Your orthodontist will provide home instructions for teeth cleaning, and tips to minimize discomfort. Once you adjust to them, you’ll hardly notice the braces are there!
Are They Right for You?
Keep in mind that the ties used with ceramic braces have the propensity to stain. If you’re a big coffee or soda drinker, you may start to notice the ties discoloring or yellowing in between your office visits. But not to worry — these ties are replaced at each visit.
Ceramic braces may cost more than metal, but the total price will vary depending on how long you’ll need treatment.
Our orthodontic team will assess your bite and tell you if you’re a good candidate for ceramic braces. Call our office and make an appointment today. We provide personalized consultations for all ages so you can find out if clear braces are the right treatment option for you.