What are clear ceramic braces?
Ceramic braces are similar to conventional metal braces, but other people will have difficulty noticing them. Every smooth bracket is constructed from a translucent material to match your teeth. Our team recommends clear braces for the individuals in the Newington, CT community who would like the advantages of conventional metal braces but with a more attractive look. If you're interested in getting more information on clear ceramic braces for teeth or researching other orthodontic choices, contact one of our Rosenberg Orthodontics in Hartford County to schedule an appointment.
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"As a teenage boy going to high school I was hesitant about wearing braces but there was one tooth I wanted to fix. Dr. Rosenberg gave me a series of clear aligners to correct it. I was so excited because you couldn't see them when I was wearing them. Thanks to Dr. Rosenberg and his great staff for understanding and caring about the happiness (concerns) of teens!!!"- R. / Google / Jun 08, 2016
"I'm doing aligners with Dr. Rosenberg and Rosenberg Orthodontics. They are the Best!!! I interviewed several offices and I am so glad that I chose Rosenberg Orthodontics. Dr. Rosenberg is especially amazing at listening to all of my concerns, and he always takes the time to work with me. The office runs like a well-oiled machine, always ready for my appointment, and always greeting me at the door with a smile!"- E.S. / Google / Jun 02, 2023
What Are the Benefits of Clear Ceramic Braces?
Clear ceramic braces are a unique orthodontic treatment option with several benefits. One of the primary benefits of ceramic braces is their comfort. Ceramic braces utilize smaller, rounded brackets that are less likely to cause discomfort and irritate your gums. Some of the other advantages of ceramic braces include:
- Designed for maximum durability
- Archwire can be colored to blend seamlessly with your smile
- More discreet than traditional braces
- Less noticeable in pictures
- Reduced risk of discoloration after treatment
Who can get clear braces?
These braces are made from tooth-colored or clear brackets, making them harder to see compared to conventional metal braces. Therefore, they are a great option for older teens and adults who need to straighten their teeth. However, they do need more care than metal braces since they utilize transparent elastic bands, which may become stained or yellow if not regularly cleaned. With Invisalign clear aligners (removable teeth aligning treatments), you face the chance of prolonging treatment when an aligner is missing or not used for the suggested period of time. Thus, ceramic ortho braces are a wonderful choice since they provide continuous treatment.
How are ceramic braces placed?
On the day of your visit, we will clean and polish your teeth with a special cleaner. Then, we will brush on a sealant, and the tips of your teeth will be gently smoothed if needed. The clear mounts will be positioned on each individual tooth. When the mounts are in their proper position, we will utilize UV (ultraviolet) light to immediately harden the adhesive. This simple procedure should not result in any discomfort and attaches the brackets to your teeth. The last step is threading the wire through each of the brackets and using small white elastics to fasten the wire to the brackets. The whole procedure generally takes a few hours to complete.
What happens after clear braces are placed?
Once your ceramic braces have been set, you might experience some discomfort as your gums, teeth, and lips adapt to your orthodontic treatment. Though a little discomfort is completely normal, these symptoms usually get better in time and may be fixed with dental wax that shields your mouth from the braces along with nonprescription pain medication.
Though the clear brackets do not easily stain, the elastics that are put on your braces may darken from particular drinks and food. Some of these foods include:
- Tomato and tomato products
- Curry and tumeric
Our dental team recommends that you do your very best to limit the above-listed foods to keep up the overall look of these braces. Brushing after each meal may also preserve the appearance and your oral hygiene.
What do ceramic braces cost?
At your initial consultation, we will discuss your treatment choices and price estimates. Rosenberg Orthodontics takes a variety of payments, and we will be able to help you to find medical financing. If you have dental insurance, a member of our staff will contact your insurance provider to verify your coverage and calculate your out-of-pocket expenses. To learn more about ceramic braces for your teeth, schedule a consultation with our team.
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Clear Ceramic Braces FAQ
Are ceramic ortho braces better than traditional braces?
While braces work relatively the same to align your teeth, the positive of ceramic ortho braces is that they provide a more discreet look when compared to traditional braces. If you are looking for a different look than traditional metal braces, these may be right for you.
Will ceramic tooth-colored braces get stained?
Yes, they can get stained. However, the clear ortho brackets don't get stained as easily. If you limit your consumption of coffee, pasta sauces, tea, red wines, tobacco, and other items, you will experience braces that show little to no staining.
What are translucent braces for teeth made of?
Generally, ceramic braces are made with ceramic brackets and transparent wires. However, composite braces can be made with tooth-colored composite resin. For more information on which is best for you, contact our dental team.
Straighten teeth with Clear Braces
Enjoy the advantages of conventional metal braces but with a more appealing look using clear ceramic braces from Rosenberg Orthodontics. If you wish to align your teeth with clear ceramic braces, schedule an appointment at one of our Hartford County, CT facilities to learn out more about your orthodontic options.