More and more patients are seeking discreet options to straighten their teeth. Clear ceramic braces offer a quick efficient option. The thought of having a mouth full of conspicuous metal can quite rightly put people off having orthodontic treatment. Clear ceramic braces, which blend in with the natural colour of your teeth, have a number of benefits for these groups of patients.
Benefits of Ceramic Braces:
- Tooth coloured material makes them a very discreet treatment option
- More aesthetically pleasing than traditional metal braces
- Material won’t stain over time so they’ll remain discreet throughout the duration of your treatment
- Based on the traditional method which means they’re effective
- Comfortable to wear and less irritation to the gums than traditional metal braces.
What are clear Ceramic Braces?
Ceramic Braces are made of clear ceramic blocks and thin metal wire, ceramic braces are fitted to the front surface of your teeth and offer a perfect compromise between metal braces and lingual appliances.
How do Ceramic Braces Work?
Ceramic braces work just like traditional braces do, but are cosmetically pleasing. This is because the brackets are made from clear ceramic so aren’t as noticeable against the natural colour of your teeth. Ceramic braces are strong and come off easily at the end of treatment. The clear elastics on the brackets may stain if you regularly drink coffee, tea, red wine, so we recommend you rinse your mouth regularly.
Fixed metal braces are the traditional orthodontic treatment method and achieve excellent results for patients. Although there are other new appliances on the market, at Green House Dental we continue to offer fixed braces as a treatment option because we know they work.
Green Street dental in London believe metal braces are an effective choice of treatment for producing functional, aesthetically-pleasing smiles. They have been in use for many decades and are still a popular orthodontic treatment.
Metal braces are very strong and can withstand most types of treatment. They consist of very small metal brackets (attachments) that are glued to the front of your teeth. A metal wire is attached to the brackets and held by ligatures. There is a wide range of ligatures available, ranging from transparent to silver (to match the metal braces) and to a variety of colours.
How Do Fixed Braces Work?
Fixed braces comprise of two small components, metal brackets and elastic bands, which are linked together using special orthodontic wire, known as an archwire. The brackets, which are bonded to the front surface of your teeth with orthodontic adhesive, are usually made of stainless steel, but tooth coloured brackets are also available for a more aesthetic alternative.
- Fastest treatment time
- Strong and rarely break
- Don’t stain
What To Expect With Fixed Braces
- You may feel some soreness and discomfort for the first week or so as you adjust to your new braces, you can take over the counter painkillers if it feels too bad.
- You can eat as soon as your braces have been fitter, however the adhesive wont fully set for 24 hours – so bare that in mind with certain foods which could damage the brackets and wires. It is advisable to stick with soft foods like pasta eggs, soups and smoothies.
- To protect your teeth, its best to clean them after every meal and snack, or at least rinse your mouth with water, and keep up a good oral health routine with mouthwash and floss.