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What Are Ceramic Braces?

20/07/2022

Ceramic braces are similar to traditional metal braces, however, instead of using silver metal wires and brackets they use clear or tooth-coloured wires so they are less noticeable. Due to their more discrete appearance, many patients are opting for ceramic braces as an alternative for metal braces or clear aligners.

Ceramic braces are a good option for patients who need significant movement in their teeth and may not quality for Invisalign.

Like other orthodontic treatments, ceramic braces have their pros and cons.

Pros of Ceramic Braces

  • More discrete than metal braces
  • Treatment times are much quicker than clear aligners such as Invisalign
  • Multiple colour choices including clear, tooth-coloured or any colour you could imagine

Cons of Ceramic Braces

  • More expensive than metal braces
  • Less durable than metal braces
  • May cause gum sensitivity
  • Slower treatment times than metal braces
  • Ceramic braces can be stained with certain food and drinks

Book a free consultation with a Kettering orthodontist to explore your options and find out which types of braces would be most effective for your individual smile.

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