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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
The Drawbacks of Ceramic 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!
Dr. Baker understands the importance of a smile you can share with confidence. Additionally, she wants you to feel confident with your decision for your journey to your best smile ever. Here are a few ways to get started: