Ceramic braces: Pros and cons
Ceramic braces are one of the Orthodontic treatments that we have available here at Northenden House. Our chosen brand is Clarity™ tooth-coloured braces. They are hidden braces that work in a similar way to metal braces. However, instead of being metal, their brackets are tooth-coloured. Why not continue reading this blog to learn the pros and cons of ceramic braces?
Ceramic braces have a similar appearance to traditional metal braces, but instead of having a silver appearance, they are usually clear or tooth-coloured. This means that they will blend into the colour of your teeth. They can be fitted with a normal metal archwire or you can opt for a cosmetic archwire to blend in better if you feel conscious of the braces on your teeth.
Ceramic braces are comfortable to wear and easy to clean which means there is less chance of irritation to your gums. This is because their brackets have a rounded shape and smooth edges. All braces should be comfy to wear and if you experience any discomfort then you should apply a layer of Orthodontic wax over the bracket that is causing you the problem to prevent them from rubbing against your tongue and cheeks.
They are slightly more expensive in comparison to metal braces even though they work in exactly the same way to straighten your teeth to perfection. If you are looking for braces on a budget then we recommend you choose metal braces.
The brackets and wires of your ceramic braces shouldn’t stain. However, the rubber bands that are used to keep everything in place can become discoloured when you eat foods that are red, orange or dark in colour. If this does happen don’t worry as these bands will be replaced on your next brace adjustment at the Orthodontist.
Severe bites such as overbites and underbites may not be corrected with just braces alone. If this is the case, you should consider jaw surgery. Having jaw surgery alongside ceramic braces will correct your bite whilst aligning your teeth properly.
To learn more about ceramic braces and jaw surgery or book a consultation to come and speak to one of our Orthodontists and see which treatment is best for you, give us a call on 0161 884 1481.
- Mohammad Malik