Ceramic braces are recommended if the patient’s adult teeth have come in, and the patient has stopped growing. Ceramic braces are recommended over metal braces since they are more durable and stable.
Opt for ceramic braces as they are more subtle, so this makes it ideal for teeth straightening because these braces are tooth-colored or white. Here are the advantages of ceramic braces over metal braces:
- Arch Wire Can Be ‘Colored’ to Blend With Your Teeth
Ceramic braces are fitted just like metal braces. Small brackets are placed on individual teeth, and a curved arched wire is fitted through the grooves in all the brackets. This wire is held in place with small elastic bands. With ceramic braces, this archwire can be colored to blend in with your teeth, so that it doesn’t stand out.
- Ceramic Braces Won’t Demineralize Your Tooth Enamel
Ceramic braces will not cause any demineralization in your tooth enamel. When getting a new pair of ceramic braces, a bonding agent is added to prevent demineralization and subsequent color change surrounding the brackets.
- Removal of Ceramic Braces is Easy
Removal of clear ceramic braces is relatively more comfortable than metal braces. When you are done with your ceramic braces treatment, and it’s time for your braces to come off, the removal process is easier thanks to technological advancements.
- Ceramic Braces Won’t be Noticeable in Pictures
Ceramic braces also offer this advantage over metal braces. Ceramic braces aren’t very noticeable in photos as compared to metal braces. Which means you can smile comfortably and post the picture on your Instagram feed without the fear of your braces being seen.
- There Is an Option of Colorful Bands
If younger patients want to add a tinge of color to their braces, they can. Patients can also use colored bands to coordinate with their outfits or celebrate a holiday.
- Ceramic Braces Are Gentler
Ceramic brackets feel gentler in your mouth than metal components do, so it causes less irritation to cheeks and gums.
- Ceramic Braces are More Durable
Ceramic Braces are designed to be durable and have lesser incidences of chipping as compared to other styles. They’re made from composite material, and they can last longer than their metal counterparts. The composite material is sealed using a strong adhesive and a plasma light.
- Ceramic Braces Don’t Cause Gum Irritation
Metal braces can cause gum irritation issues due to the wiring, which may lead to inflammation of the gums. Ceramic braces are made of more soothing materials which will not bother your gums. Of course, there is an initial period of adjustment, but then you will almost feel like the braces don’t exist.
- Ceramic Braces Don’t Stain Easily
Ceramic braces don’t stain very easily, so you don’t have to be worried about discoloration and stains. Ceramic braces also require that you maintain the greatest level of oral hygiene. If you are looking to get braces treatment for your misaligned teeth, check with your orthodontist if you can be fitted with orthodontic braces.
Dr. Satish Pai is an orthodontist and an Ivy League trained dentist who has and has served as a faculty at Columbia University. He believes that a perfect smile not only makes a person look great but feel great. As the founder of Putnam Orthodontics and a Partner at Rome Orthodontics, he is dedicated to providing the best orthodontic treatments to his patients. He also writes to educate people about everything orthodontics and the importance of correctly aligned teeth along with good oral health. In his free time, you can find him golfing, doing yoga or surfing, and spending time with this family.