Ceramic braces are clear (or white) braces that provide the same successful treatment as traditional metal braces. The difference between them is that the brackets bonded to the front of the teeth are clear or tooth-coloured as opposed to metal. Patients often prefer the aesthetic appearance of ceramic braces. They thus don’t worry as much about feeling self-conscious during the treatment period.
Ceramic braces are a fixed brace type and so the teeth can be repositioned very precisely. Thus, you do not need to worry about keeping track of the time period that the braces are worn each day. They are permanently fixed during the treatment period unlike removable brace types such as Invisalign.
Your orthodontist will carefully consider and evaluate the way the patient’s teeth overlap when closed before deciding to proceed with ceramic braces. The ligatures, the elastic bands that hold the archwire (which is tightened every six weeks) are either white or clear. These are changed every time the braces are adjusted.
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