Many people want a straighter-looking smile but do not want to wear metal and wire braces. I personally love wearing my ceramic braces but nowadays patients enjoy a healthier, straighter smile that appears more natural looking due to the advancement in technique and materials that changed the course of wearing braces.
Ceramic braces are an alternate for the traditional braces. It is one of the many advancements that have occurred during recent times which is an ability given to a child or an adult to choose the ceramic braces over the traditional metal counterparts.
So what are ceramic braces exactly?
Both Ceramic braces and the traditional ones work the same. There is a metallic wire that connects each individual tooth. In the same process, tightening of it occurs as much as it normally would. Ceramics could still cause certain amounts of discomfort. Sometimes the surfaces of it may irritate ones with sensitive teeth and gums.
Ceramics are also not that strong as metal, some smaller adjustments will be needed to be taken place to achieve the same visual results. Ceramics would normally have to be worn for a longer period than those traditional braces. They also tend to be more fragile and are susceptible to accidental damage.
The main difference in both is the materials used in straighten teeth. Like the traditional braces, the ceramic braces are also fixed to the teeth but they will look very different. This is because of the high quality ceramics used in the making of brackets that resemble the shape of the teeth. I would also mention here that the ceramics are noticeably more expensive than the metal braces.
This arises because of its cost of the manufacturing of the brackets as well as for the increased number of treatment times. The restoration of the dental crown is frequently done by ceramics in dentistry. Ceramics are the same color as of the teeth and also reflects light like the teeth do. Due to which many patients enjoy unobtrusive orthodontic treatment.
The wire which connects ceramic brackets are coated with a tooth colored substance to provide a more natural looking appearance. Ceramic brackets and white metal wires look very different from traditional braces but they provide the same results. ceramic braces can correct a crowded, gaped, and overlapped teeth as well as improve a patient’s bite.
Finally, we could tell that the base of ceramic tend to be more large than that of metallic bases. Wide surface area of a tooth is required to keep the it in place. There can also be some instances when the increased size of it could cause various discomfort inside the cheeks or the gums. But still, it is not always the case.
Why are this braces used?
Many patients in need of an orthodontic care benefits from ceramic braces. it is very popular among teenagers and adults because they provide an aesthetically pleasing alternative to the metal orthodontic appliances. It’s noted from the medical points of view that the same types results will be achieved with the help of ceramics as that would be with the experience of the metallic braces.
The main reason to try this alternate varies around ones many aesthetic concerns. Dentists mainly recommend ceramic braces to patients that have extremely light-colored teeth due to its less notice-ability. Ceramics could be formed in different varieties of color appearance parameters and another popular option for it is that the braces themselves are completely clear except for its wire. patients who are extremely self-conscious about it choose this possibility.