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Ceramic Braces, Are They Right For You?

 

 

Having crooked, crowded or misaligned teeth can make a person feel extremely uncomfortable with their smile.  But it’s not just that!  Having those issues can also interfere with the way your teeth work.  Having treatment like braces can help you get the smile you have always wanted PLUS the functionality you need!  Braces today are smaller and less noticeable than they used to be and one of these types are ceramic braces. 

Traditional vs. Ceramic Braces

Traditional braces are made of metal and are cemented to your teeth.  A metal wire then connects the bracket.  Because these braces are made of metal, they are very noticeable in the mouth. 

Ceramic braces are very similar in design but the material is different.  Metal is not used, instead the braces are made with transparent ceramic.  The wire can also be transparent to help make the braces less noticeable. Clear Braces Mobile AL

How effective ceramic braces are will depend on the dental issue that needs to be corrected.  When a patient has severe over-crowding, traditional braces may be the more effective treatment.  Your orthodontist will let you know if you are a good candidate for ceramic braces after your teeth are examined. 

 

There are tiny elastics, ligatures, that hold the wires to the brackets.  These ligatures can become discolored by highly pigmented foods like tomato sauce, curries, or even berries.  Drinks like coffee, tea, and red wine can also leave stains.  Smoking also can cause stains.  Try to avoid any of these foods/drinks to help keep your ligatures looking the best! Clear Braces Mobile AL

 

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