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Apr
29

Ceramic Braces: What Are They?

Posted in Orthodontics

Ceramic braces offer an aesthetic twist in traditional orthodontic treatment. Instead of having metal brackets and wires, the appliances are made of tooth-colored ceramic material. They resemble natural tooth color so closely that if you were talking to someone across the room, they wouldn’t even be able to see the braces on your teeth. There are no colorful bands or wide wire ligatures; just clear ceramic brackets that blend right in with the teeth that they are bonded to.

There are two major benefits of ceramic braces – one being that they are “invisible” to most people throughout your daily activities. The other is that they give you the advantage of more accurate care when moderate to severe tooth movements are needed. Adults love ceramic orthodontics because they can enjoy a straighter, healthier smile without everyone knowing that they are wearing braces.

Caring for your ceramic braces is similar to patients with metal brackets and wires. It’s important to find oral hygiene aids and tools that help you clean between the brackets and keep your teeth healthy. Regular cleanings should be conducted at least every 6 months. Your hygienist will recommend methods that help you prevent buildup around your brackets and limit the risk of white spots that some patients get from improper oral hygiene.

You’re never too old to enjoy straighter teeth. In fact, orthodontic therapy can help you improve your oral health. It’s also an effective part of managing conditions like TMJ disorders and preventing tooth wear. If you want to find out more about ceramic braces or find out if you could benefit from orthodontic therapy, schedule an assessment today!

Posted on behalf of:
Juban Dental Care
8564 Jefferson Hwy
Baton Rouge, LA 70809
(225) 927-8663

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