Do you worry about the natural positioning of your teeth, but it feels like it is too late to address your concerns? Has the metal appearance of braces held you back from further pursuing orthodontic treatment? Ceramic braces offer the benefits of traditional metal braces with a more subtle appearance! Learn more about the potential benefits of this unique treatment option during a consultation with the professional staff at The Happy Tooth at one of our North Carolina locations.
What Are Ceramic Braces?
Ceramic braces are similar to traditional metal braces, but they offer a unique benefit. Rather than the traditional metal brackets, these brackets are made of ceramic, clear or tooth-colored materials. This reduces the prominence of the appearance of braces on the teeth.
Similar to classic metal braces, brackets are attached to the teeth. An archwire is placed in the brackets and held into place with elastics. These appliances work to realign teeth, and wires are tightened over time.
Ceramic braces offer a good alternative to both metal braces and clear aligners. While both of these are excellent options, this may be a good alternative for those seeking the benefits of subtlety and a shorter treatment timeline.
What Are the Benefits of this Type of Braces?
Ceramic braces may be a good choice for those who are concerned about the natural positioning of their teeth, whether it is a spacing issue or a bite concern. Choosing this particular method of braces offers additional benefits to straightening teeth, such as:
- Braces and brackets that are less noticeable and more subtle in appearance
- Customization for a braces style that suits you
- Treatment time than certain methods of other braces
All orthodontic treatments should be approached with realistic goals and expectations. Results achieved with ceramic braces will vary for each person, the alignment of their teeth, and their particular goals for treatment.
Am I a Good Candidate?
Ceramic braces are a good option for those interested in braces that may be less noticeable than traditional metal braces. Many adults are interested in this type of braces, and they are often used for upper teeth more than lower teeth. For best maintenance, these braces require particular care with attention to oral health to preserve the appearance of the brackets.
A consultation with our orthodontists at one of our North Carolina locations can help you determine if these braces are the right choice for you. An oral exam will be performed, and you will also discuss your oral health, your concerns, and your treatment preferences. This will help develop your personalized treatment plan.
Schedule Your Consultation!
Seeking a more subtle choice for achieving straighter teeth? Contact us today at The Happy Tooth and schedule your consultation to learn more about ceramic braces! Our professional staff proudly serves you from multiple convenient locations across North Carolina. Achieving your orthodontic and oral health goals does not have to require noticeable appliances, and we look forward to assisting you!