These days, there are many choices available when it comes to braces. The type of braces you get depends on a number of factors, such as the extent of your treatment, the preferences and recommendation of your dentist and orthodontist, the cost, how long you will need to have braces in order to correct any problems, and what you desire as a result. One of the better options is to use ceramic braces made up of composite materials.
Most adults prefer ceramic braces due to their cosmetic appeal against metal braces. Ceramic braces are offered in different levels of transparency so you can either have a ceramic brace that takes on the natural color of the teeth, or you can have some that are thoroughly translucent.
Also provided with clear ceramic brackets are two types of brace wires or ties that can make ceramic braces more discreet. The ties are made of either clear elastic ties, or white metal ties. Ceramic brackets do not stain, but the wires or ties holding the brackets to your teeth may cause a light stain, especially if you are a frequent smoker or coffee drinker. Fortunately, these ties are changed every time an adjustment is made, which is usually once per month.
Ceramic braces will take about the same amount of time to straighten teeth and will have the same results. Through discussion with your orthodontist at Truman Orthodontics, you can determine if clear or ceramic braces are the best option for you, your needs and your lifestyle. Clear braces are a great alternative to metal braces, and will help you achieve the smile you’ve always wanted in a much more discreet way.
Proper care will ensure that once your ceramic braces are off, you will be rewarded with a new, beautifully improved smile.
For more information or to schedule a free consultation, please call our office at (702) 221-2272.