Ceramic braces are made of clear materials and are therefore less visible on your teeth than metal braces. For this reason, ceramic braces are widely used on those who have esthetic concerns. For the most esthetic look, clear elastic ties or white-coated metal ties are used. Or, you can highlight your clear braces with colored elastic ties to show off your personality.
Clear braces work the same as traditional metal braces – clear brackets will have adhered to your teeth, and an archwire will then attach to the brackets to place the necessary pressure to move your teeth.
Are clear braces or metal braces right for me?
The only way to determine which option is best for you is to schedule a consultation at our office. Once you understand the orthodontic issue you are facing, Dr. Dubiner and Dr. Woolfson can discuss available treatment options and provide you with all of the information needed to make an educated decision.
How will clear braces impact my life?
Just like with metal braces, clear braces take a bit of getting used to. From monitoring what you eat and drink to paying extra attention when you brush and floss, to feeling a bit of discomfort, orthodontic treatment can take some time to get the hang of. But you’ll be a pro in no time, and then the biggest impact clear braces will have on your life is a beautifully straight smile that you’ll be so proud to show off.
Do I have to change my diet while in clear braces?
Just like with metal braces, you will have to alter your diet a bit during treatment because you will have brackets and wires that can be damaged. Avoid any foods that are too hard, sticky, chewy, or crunchy. That means no popcorn, potato chips, taffy, caramel, nuts, or corn on the cob.
How expensive are clear braces?
At Onshore Orthodontics, we don’t want costs to affect your decision to get metal or ceramic braces and offer ceramic braces at no additional fee. The exact cost of your treatment will be dependent on several factors, including the age you are at treatment time and how severe your malocclusion is.
What are ceramic braces?
Ceramic braces in Yulee are much like regular braces. However, ceramic braces use clear or tooth-colored material for the brackets and wires, making them less noticeable than traditional metal braces.
Do ceramic braces take longer than metal braces?
No, the length of treatment with ceramic braces or metal braces depends on the severity of your dental issues.
How often do ceramic braces need to be adjusted?
While you have braces, you’ll need to visit your Yulee orthodontist for an adjustment every 8 to 10 weeks or as instructed by your orthodontist.
Who should get ceramic braces?
Any patient looking for a more esthetic option other than traditional braces. Keep in mind there are drawbacks to these cosmetic advantages. Your braces will be more brittle than stainless steel options making this appliance unsuitable for patients who cannot follow professional recommendations about diet limitations.
What Conditions Do Ceramic Braces Treat?
Ceramic braces in Yulee treat crooked teeth, and misaligned bites, among other dental issues.