What are Ceramic Braces?
With the ongoing advances in modern day technology, patients now have a number of options to correct their teeth. First used in 1986, ceramic braces have become one of the most popular solutions for smile correction. These braces work in the same way as traditional metal braces, except they use clear or tooth-colored brackets and sometimes colored wires to blend in with your current teeth. Most patients are choosing ceramic braces mainly for the visibility element of not having that 'metal mouth' smile.
Benefits of Ceramic Braces
- As mentioned previously, the biggest advantage to white ceramic braces is the visible element of them matching your teeth. Semi-translucent brackets (Sapphire Braces) are used for very white and clean teeth. Tooth colored ceramic brackets are used for slightly colored teeth. Both options are almost unnoticeable when installed correctly.
- Ceramic braces are made with more natural and safe materials, unlike metal braces which typically contain nickel and chromium that can irritate some patients.
- Best of all, have a more confident smile without worrying about too much metal while wearing braces.
Disadvantages of Ceramic Braces
Cost and Care