Ceramic braces are similar to traditional metal braces in that they use brackets and wires to gently correct the alignment of your teeth. However, the brackets are made from a transparent or tooth-colored ceramic which blends in with your teeth, making them significantly less noticeable.
The archwire is also made of a transparent material to reduce visibility. Ceramic braces are slightly less strong than traditional braces, so they’re more suitable for older teenagers and adults.
Your orthodontist at Braces Culture takes molds and pictures of your teeth to create an orthodontic plan. The braces make a series of small adjustments to the pressure on your teeth to push them to the new positions in your mouth.
Your orthodontist bonds the ceramic brackets to your teeth and guides the archwire through them. The wire is tightened to strategically put pressure on your teeth to guide them to the correct position.
Approximately every two to four weeks, your orthodontist tightens and adjusts the wire and checks the progress of the treatment.
Your orthodontist gives you instructions on how to brush and floss around your braces to ensure you clean your teeth thoroughly. You need to brush and floss after every meal to ensure no food particles get stuck in your braces.
Your orthodontist also provides advice on the best toothbrush and floss to use. It’s important to be vigilant about dental hygiene and avoid foods and drinks that can stain your braces — like coffee and tea.
You’ll wear your ceramic braces for between 12-36 months. The severity of your alignment issues determines the length of time you need to wear the braces.
Your orthodontist provides advice and information specific to your needs when planning your treatment. They’re always willing to answer your questions about ceramic braces and other orthodontic treatment options.
Call or schedule an appointment online today to learn if ceramic braces are the right orthodontic treatment for you.
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