Ceramic braces are a type of orthodontic treatment that uses clear or tooth-colored brackets and wires to straighten and align teeth. They are like traditional metal braces in that they use brackets and wires to apply pressure to the teeth, but the brackets are made of a clear or tooth-colored material that is less noticeable than metal.
To begin treatment, the orthodontist will place the ceramic brackets on your teeth and adjust the wire to create the appropriate level of tension. The orthodontist will then tighten the wire periodically over the course of the treatment to continue moving the teeth into the correct position.
Ceramic braces are a good option for those who are self-conscious about their appearance and want a less noticeable alternative to traditional metal braces. They are also generally more comfortable to wear than metal braces, as the brackets are smoother and less likely to irritate the gums and cheeks.
Ceramic braces are a great choice for people wishing to avoid traditional metal braces. However, they may not be as strong as metal braces and may be more prone to breaking or coming loose. They may also require more maintenance, as the brackets can become stained or discolored if not properly cared for.
If you are considering ceramic braces as a treatment option, it is important to consult with an orthodontist to determine if they are the best option for your specific dental needs and concerns. We recommend scheduling an initial appointment with us to discuss treatment options. Request an appointment with Christensen Orthodontics today!