Looking for information about ceramic braces for either for your child or for yourself, but where do you begin? With so much information out there, at Oasis Orthodontics we want to minimise the clutter and give you all the information you need in one easy to read place.
What are Ceramic Braces?
These braces differ from normal metal braces due to their brackets being made of ceramic or porcelain. These brackets can be clear or else coloured to be the same colour as your teeth. By being a closer colour to your teeth than normal braces, this drastically improves their cosmetic appearance.
While the brackets are made of ceramic, the wire that runs across the teeth is still made of metal.
Ceramic Braces vs Metal Braces
As with all orthodontic treatment, ceramic braces have their pros and cons. While some of these will be specific to each patient, below are some of the main ones to contemplate when considering ceramic braces.
Pros of Ceramic Braces:
- Ceramic brackets are designed to blend in well with the teeth. There are two basic shades, one translucent and one slightly darker to match tooth colour
- Unless abused, ceramic braces are strong and don’t usually chip or break
Cons of Ceramic Braces:
- The brackets can tend to be a bit larger than your normal metal brackets. However, as the colouring matches your teeth this may not be a big issue
- Orthodontic treatment with ceramic braces can be a little bit slower compared with metal braces
You’ve Chosen Ceramic Braces, What’s Next?
Now that you have a bit more information on what ceramic braces are all about contact Oasis Orthodontics for more information on how you can improve your smile today.