Ceramic Braces Aren’t Right for Everyone – Are They Right for You?

Posted on: December 16, 2017

BracesWe use ceramic braces on a regular basis to correct problems like malocclusion and a misaligned jaw. Our patients are quite pleased with the results and how wonderful they look during the process. This is the big benefit of using tooth-colored braces, they blend in. This means that our patients are confident in how they look while they are straightening their teeth. This is beneficial for people of all ages but especially for busy professionals or adults who do not want to change their appearance in a negative way but instead, want to focus on the end result, which is a beautiful smile.

This solution does not work for everyone

We do not offer ceramic braces to children because this is not the right solution for everyone. These tooth-colored braces straighten teeth using the same methodology as traditional metal ones. This means that they are just as effective. However, in order to remain tooth colored or clear, patients need to take great care with what they eat and how frequently they brush their teeth. This level of attention is not something that many children care to give to their teeth. For that reason, they are ideally suited for older teens and adults but not for young patients.

Care routine

While wearing ceramic braces, we recommend that patients take the following steps to care for their braces and teeth.

#1. Brush teeth after every meal

We know that this can be challenging to do but by keeping a travel toothbrush and toothpaste in a purse, backpack or car, it becomes a lot easier. This is important for oral hygiene but it is very important to prevent the ceramic brackets from becoming stained.

#2. Rinse regularly

Another way to prevent staining is to rinse the mouth after drinking or eating. This can help to eliminate any loose particles that could gather on the brackets and is an ideal solution when brushing is not possible.

#3. Use flossing tools

We recommend carrying flossing tools and using them after meals or at a minimum, once a day. These tools can be used to remove food and plaque in between the teeth and brackets.

#4. Watch what is eaten or drunk

Avoiding things that can cause stains will help. Sometimes, it is possible to simply switch from something that could stain to something that would not. For example, eating pasta with white sauce instead of red, drinking white wine instead of red wine or drinking green tea instead of black tea. These simple decisions to switch from something that could stain to something that does not is easy to do without causing major alterations to the diet.

Ceramic braces are worth it

We know that there are significant steps that must be taken to keep these braces clear. However, it is entirely worth it to have a smile that is beautiful while still using orthodontics. In fact, many of our patients say that people cannot tell they are wearing braces from afar and that they do not show up in pictures.

To find out if this is the right solution for you, call our clinic and schedule an appointment today.


Related Posts

August 9, 2019

Life With Braces - Important Information From an Orthodontist

An orthodontist is the person who will fit you with braces. Now that you have them, you might be wondering how to take care of them. It is important to make sure that you are …

July 29, 2019

Can Adults Have Orthodontic Treatments?

Roughly 80 percent of the 4.5 million people who wear braces as orthodontic treatment are children and teens. Therefore, some people think orthodontic treatments are not for adults. The fact is that grown-ups have just …

June 18, 2019

What is Starting Orthodontic Treatment Like?

Thinking orthodontic treatment is in your near future? When your teeth are not as straight as you would like them to be, then choosing one of the many types of braces available nowadays is your …

May 30, 2019

How to Choose the Right Orthodontist in Leawood

If your teeth are misaligned or you want to transform the appearance of your smile with orthodontic treatment, you need to find a professional orthodontist in Leawood to get the best results. There are many …