Posted by Carroll Orthodontics Apr 10, 2023
Ceramic braces are gaining popularity because of their cosmetic appeal. They are made from composite materials that are designed to blend with the color of your teeth. Unlike traditional braces, ceramic brackets are more stain-resistant and tend not to discolor or discolor your teeth. Our orthodontist in Hamilton, MT, and orthodontist in Stevensville, MT, explains everything you need to know about Ceramic Braces.
Metal braces are the most common type of braces around, but ceramic braces are a close second. These clear braces work the same way as metal braces. They straighten your teeth using brackets and wires that apply gentle pressure to gradually move the teeth into position. The biggest difference is that the brackets are made from a translucent or semi-translucent material. They are clear and blend in with your natural tooth color, making them less visible than metal braces.
While ceramic braces are less noticeable, they still require regular visits to the dentist for adjustments. This means that they are slightly less convenient than metal braces. However, if you're interested in straightening your teeth while avoiding the appearance of traditional metal braces, they may be a good choice. Another advantage of ceramic braces is that they are typically less expensive than their metal counterparts.
Some problems with teeth cannot be fixed by traditional metal braces alone, like crookedness and overcrowding. In these cases, we can turn to ceramic brackets instead. These tooth-colored braces are much less noticeable than traditional silver braces, and they are better at correcting bite issues associated with misalignment.
Because ceramic braces do more than straighten smiles, patients may need to wear them longer than patients who get standard orthodontic treatments. However, because they blend in with your teeth, they are far more comfortable than metal braces. Plus, with direct bonding technology, they will be even more discreet while you wear your braces. This new technology allows us to bond the brackets directly onto the surface of the teeth after they have been precisely molded to your mouth. No unsightly wires or elastics are required with metal braces! When compared with other types of orthodontics, ceramic braces tend to cost slightly more than metal braces. They are also less durable than their metal counterparts and may need to be replaced more often. On the other hand, these custom-made orthodontic appliances offer a lot of benefits over traditional braces, including superior aesthetics and comfort, and it's easier to determine the best color shade to use. Unlike clear aligners that typically need to be worn more often than braces to correct the problem, many adults prefer ceramic braces because they are more permanent. In addition, some types of misaligned teeth can be treated more effectively with ceramic braces than with Invisalign® aligner trays.
Get in touch with Carroll Orthodontics at 1116 W Main St, Hamilton, MT 59840, or 3920 US Hwy 93, Stevensville, MT 59870, or call (406) 363-2200 to learn more.