March 24, 2017
Dental braces are commonly used in various orthodontic and corrective procedures to help patients get the perfect bite or smile. Ceramic braces come in handy in these applications for they are hard to detect from a distance, hence virtually invisible.
The unique invisible feature in ceramic braces is one of the reasons they have become popular recently.
Unlike ceramic braces, traditional braces are made of shiny metal that is almost impossible to hide. This makes most people uncomfortable with such braces for they tend to be unsightly. Nevertheless, ceramic braces help correct the problem for they are hard to detect.
Made from ceramic composite materials, ceramic braces often come in one’s natural teeth color. The orthodontist may decide to use white or off-white braces depending on the patient’s color of teeth. One of the features that make ceramic braces almost invisible and appear natural is the fact that they have an almost similar color as your teeth.
Advantages of Ceramic Braces
One of the main advantages of ceramic braces over metal brackets is the fact that, they can be molded/shaped to fit onto one’s tooth perfectly. You therefore never have to deal with braces too big that they are uncomfortable. Since teeth vary in size, ceramic brackets can be handmade to fit each particular tooth for uniformity. The fact that these brackets can be shaped into a person’s teeth shape and size is another reason they are hard to see.
In addition to being considerably smaller than metal brackets, ceramic braces do not leave permanent stains on your teeth. This is unlike most types of metal brackets that leave an almost permanent stain on your teeth. With ceramic braces, you never have to worry about stains or the extra cost of having the stains removed professionally.
Ceramic surfaces have a distinctive smooth feel. The smooth surface helps ensure you don’t feel irritated or uncomfortable from having the braces on. If you have had metal or other standard braces, you will be surprised at how comfortable ceramic braces are. This is more of an added benefit considering the ceramic brackets help improve one’s appearance.
The wire used to bind these braces together also helps add invisibility in these braces as well. Most orthodontists use an off-white or white wire to make it uniform and hard to see.
These are just but a few of the many benefits of ceramic dental braces that make them stand out from other types.
The added benefits from these braces, however, come at a cost as ceramic braces are typically more expensive than the standard, metal ones. This can be attributed to the additional processes involved in making these brackets.
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To conclude, ceramic braces offer more benefits to your oral health and appearance as opposed to metal braces. Although they can be more expensive, they are worth each penny. You not only enjoy the full benefits but also don’t have to worry about stained teeth from the braces as well.
If you live in the Huntington, Long Island area give Dr. Mita Parikh of Hidden Smiles a call to find out more about ceramic braces for yourself or your child.