Concerned About the Look of Metal?
Many adult and teen patients want or need dental braces. But they often have reservations about the look of metal. As a full-service orthodontic practice, SouthShore Orthodontics offers an ideal solution to this cosmetic concern! Ceramic braces, or clear braces, are a more aesthetic way to get a straight smile. Like traditional braces, this system of brackets and wires place gentle pressure on the teeth, gradually moving them until final results are reached. Ceramic braces correct common concerns like spacing, crowding, rotated and crooked teeth, and bite misalignment. The end result? A beautiful, confident smile to share with the world!
How Are Ceramic Braces Different From Traditional Metal Braces?
Ceramic braces and the process through which they work are very similar to traditional braces. However, these brackets and wires are clear or tooth-colored, and offer a less obvious look for your smile while wearing braces. Like other options, ceramic braces require meticulous daily homecare, routine dental cleanings and regular orthodontic visits to deliver the best results.
Why choose ceramic braces?
- Transparent appearance
- Natural-looking porcelain brackets
- Tooth-colored archwire
- Much less noticeable than metal
- Blend well with the smile
- Strong and durable
- Treat a number of orthodontic problems
What to Expect From Your Ceramic Braces Treatment Experience
Whether you’re interested in ceramic braces or another treatment, getting the proper orthodontic care your family needs provides many benefits for your smile, oral health and self-confidence! Whether you have been an orthodontic patient before or are new to wearing braces, Dr. Matt Ahrens and our team offer a different kind of treatment experience. We have created a fun, relaxing, patient-centered environment for you to enjoy while undergoing orthodontic care. Our team members are experts at delivering techniques and personalized instruction on how to best care for your smile while wearing braces.
Frequently Asked Questions: Everything You Need to Know About Ceramic Braces
What do ceramic braces look like?
Ceramic braces share similarities with traditional metal braces, but differ in their composition and appearance. The brackets of ceramic braces are made from a translucent or tooth-colored ceramic material, making them less noticeable than their metal counterparts.
The primary components of ceramic braces include brackets, wires, and bands. The brackets are typically made from ceramic materials like porcelain or a composite material. These materials are chosen for their durability and ability to blend in with the natural color of teeth.
What are the advantages of ceramic braces?
There are three distinct advantages to ceramic braces:
- Aesthetic appeal – Ceramic braces are discreet. Because they’re much less noticeable than traditional metal braces, they’re a popular choice for individuals concerned about aesthetics.
- Effective Alignment – Along with being less noticeable, ceramic braces are just as effective as metal braces for correcting various orthodontic issues. They provide consistent and reliable results for treating crowded teeth, gaps and bite problems.
- Stain Resistance – High-quality ceramic materials used in braces are resistant to staining. This ensures that the braces maintain their aesthetic appeal throughout the treatment period.
How do I take care of ceramic braces?
Care for ceramic braces is very similar to traditional metal braces. If you have ceramic braces, you should maintain a rigorous oral hygiene routine with brushing and flossing, avoid hard or sticky foods that can damage braces, and attend scheduled orthodontic appointments for adjustments and check-ups.
How can I get ceramic braces?
Every treatment plan starts by calling to schedule a free consultation with our orthodontists. During this consultation, we will assess your oral health, take X-rays and discuss treatment goals.