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The Basics of Ceramic Braces

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Ceramic braces are a popular alternative to traditional metal braces because the brackets blend in with the teeth. Though ceramic braces aren’t recommended for extreme cases, they’re comparable to traditional braces in strength and durability.

The idea for clear braces became popular in the 1980s, and brackets that blend in with the teeth were born. Unfortunately, the brackets they originally used were made of a type of plastic. Plastic is porous, so it can stain – that’s why ceramic braces are now made of a ceramic composite. No staining, and the braces are much more durable.

So, now that they’ve worked out all the kinks, what are the benefits and drawbacks of ceramic braces? Read on to find out.

The Benefits of Ceramic Braces

  • Ceramic braces are durable and sturdy, so they won’t chip or break unless they’re severely abused.
  • The brackets for ceramic braces are designed to blend in with your teeth. One popular type of clear brackets is made of monocrystalline sapphire, making it sturdy and virtually invisible.
  • Ceramic braces tend to be more comfortable than metal braces, though this is a matter of patient opinion.

The Drawbacks of Ceramic Braces

  • Ceramic braces tend to be a little more expensive than traditional braces, but still comparable.
  • The brackets for ceramic braces are slightly larger than metal brackets. Most people don’t care, though, because the brackets virtually disappear on the teeth.
  • Though ceramic braces are durable, they aren’t recommended for extensive treatment. It’s best to speak to your orthodontist to find out if ceramic braces are a viable option for your unique needs.
  • The clear ligatures are porous, so there’s a possibility that they can stain over time, although this is rare.

Sapphire Braces

Sapphire braces are clear braces that disappear on the teeth. They’re made of monocrystalline sapphire for optimum clarity. Clear braces are a popular alternative to metal braces because it almost looks like you don’t even have braces. Let your orthodontist know if this is an option you’re interested in!

As with all types of braces, your oral hygiene habits play a big role in the success of your treatment. Brushing your teeth often is extremely important to avoid decalcification and other problems. If you’re planning to undergo orthodontic treatment, please… brush your teeth often!

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