Check out six amazing benefits of ceramic braces, and remember to ask Dr. John Walsh about them during your next appointment:
Ceramic braces are virtually identical to traditional metal braces in terms of how they work and the major components necessary for treatment. However, their brackets are usually smaller and tooth-colored, while the archwires that connect them are also clear.
This makes your treatment a lot less noticeable, as you won’t flash metal every time you smile.
Orthodontic treatment is often uncomfortable, especially right after an appointment with Dr. John Walsh, where he tightens the wires to help the teeth reposition.
But ceramic braces are more comfortable than traditional ones. The smaller brackets decrease the risk of gum irritation.
Many patients worry that ceramic braces are too fragile, which means they can easily break and require additional appointments to get fixed.
But this is simply a misconception. While metal is a tougher material, ceramic braces have been specially designed to last. Their durability is actually comparable to metal braces!
It’s common for people getting traditional metal braces to experience enamel demineralization. This means you can get small white spots on your teeth when the brackets are removed.
However, ceramic braces are less likely to let that happen, especially if you stay on top of your oral hygiene routine.
Past versions of ceramic braces used clear plastic, similar to Invisalign. Except that the treatment’s discretion only lasted until the patient’s first meal, as the plastic had a tendency to stain.
With Invisalign, you get around that by removing your aligners before eating or drinking anything other than water. But modern ceramic braces use better materials with higher stain-resistant properties.
Maybe you don’t want your orthodontic treatment to be discreet; maybe you want to flaunt your style. With ceramic braces, you can do that by opting for colorful rubber bands, which can come in any shade you want.
They are especially popular with teens and kids, but lots of quirky adults opt for them too. If they’re not for you, don’t worry; you can just ask Dr. John Walsh for clear bands instead.
Ceramic braces are an effective way to correct tooth alignment issues and get a healthy bite. But are they the right solution for you?
Dr. John Walsh is here to help you find out! After just a short consultation, you can tap into a personalized orthodontic treatment plan designed to help you get a straight, beautiful smile!