A Clear Alternative to Metal Braces
At Sandifer Orthodontics, we’re proud to offer ceramic braces to our patients in Jackson, Brandon, and surrounding areas!
Clear braces are designed to be less noticeable on your teeth than metal braces.
Blend In With Clear Braces at Sandifer Orthodontics
Clear braces, also referred to as ceramic braces, tooth-colored braces, or aesthetic braces, work the same way metal braces do.
They're smaller than ever and made of nearly invisible tooth-colored polycrystalline ceramic material.
These ceramic options blend in well with your natural smile.
Though they're not completely invisible, and the brackets are about the same size and shape, they’re much less noticeable than metal braces.
Ceramic braces offer a discreet treatment option, but, they can sometimes be slightly more fragile and more expensive than metal braces.
Because of this, Dr. Sandifer typically recommends them for older teen and adult patients.
The Differences Between Ceramic & Metal Braces
Metal braces are known for their durability and strength. Ceramic braces are also tough, but they are made from a different, more fragile material that is more likely to chip or crack. Traditional braces are also better at tolerating pressure than newer ceramic ones.
If you need more drastic corrections, Dr. Sandifer may determine metal braces could be a better option. Having said that, both types of braces work on the same principles and tend to be equally as effective in most cases.
You may be worried about ceramic braces staining, but thankfully, that’s no longer an issue. Ceramic brackets won’t stain, but, the adhesive used to attach the brackets to the teeth can stain. This can give an overall impression of discoloration or staining over time. You can choose to avoid things like coffee and tea, red wine, tomatoes, mustard, etc. to cut back on the chance of any staining.
As long as you maintain a good oral hygiene routine and follow the treatment plan put in place by Dr. Sandifer, you shouldn’t have to worry too much about giving up your morning cup of coffee or evening glass of wine.