Ceramic braces consist of the same basic design principles as metal braces, but are made of materials that are designed to blend in with your natural teeth.
This makes them much less noticeable than metal braces, so they’re an ideal option for patients who want the effectiveness of metal braces, but a higher level of discretion.
How do I know if I should choose ceramic braces, metal braces, or clear aligners?
The best way to determine the most ideal treatment option for you is through a consultation with our orthodontist. After a diagnosis, we’ll determine the best treatment options to address your needs, and will discuss the pros and cons of each with you so that you can make the decision that is best for you.
How will clear braces impact my daily life?
Just like traditional metal braces, there will be an adjustment period with ceramic braces. These braces also consist of brackets and wires, so you’ll need to adjust your diet to avoid anything hard, sticky, chewy or crunchy. You’ll also need to pay close attention to your oral hygiene. In the first few days after getting your braces, there will be a bit of discomfort, but you’ll be used to your braces in no time.
Are ceramic braces expensive?
Ceramic braces are as efficient as metal braces, both for moving your teeth and for your wallet. While the exact cost of your treatment will be dependent on a few factors, the cost of ceramic braces will be very similar to that of metal braces.
Will ceramic braces take longer than metal braces?
No, your treatment in ceramic braces should be the same as if you used metal braces.
Are there any drawbacks to ceramic braces?
While ceramic braces are an excellent option for patients, there are a few things to keep in mind. Ceramic braces will be more brittle than metal braces, so it is important to follow all care instructions and avoid any foods on the do not eat list.
Ceramic braces also have the potential to stain, so patients may want to avoid foods and drinks that have higher staining power.