Why Choose Ceramic Braces?
Posted on 05/01/2019
Why Choose Ceramic Braces?

Why Choose Ceramic Braces?

Ever wished that you could improve your smile, but are unsure of which orthodontic treatment to choose? It can be difficult to select the best path to straighter teeth and a better smile; however, our Braceland Orthodontists talented doctor and team are here to help ease the confusion about selection and will assist in any way possible to aide in choosing between our various types of treatment. One kind of braces that are becoming increasing popular is ceramic braces.

What Are Ceramic Braces?

We’ve heard of traditional metal braces and we’ve been exposed to information about innovative Invisalign treatment, but the subject of ceramic braces is not as frequently discussed. Ceramic braces are named for their material; composed of porcelain brackets that are clear or colored to closely match the color of teeth, this orthodontic treatment is made to be subtler than the customary stainless-steel material used for traditional braces.

Ceramic Braces vs. Metal Braces

One of the main differences between ceramic braces and metal braces comes down to appearance. Ceramic braces are less noticeable than metal braces. A common concern that people have regarding ceramic braces is that, over time, the ceramic braces will become more and more visible as they stain. This is a myth. Ceramic braces don’t stain, as the material used to make them is constructed to withstand pigments and colorations. Just because the brackets don’t stain though, doesn’t mean the dental bands won’t either. Over time, the bands that are used to tighten the brackets in your mouth will stain—this can be remedied, however, during your next orthodontic treatment in our North Scarborough office when your specialist changes the bands.

Another difference is that ceramic braces are more expensive. The reason for that is the materials used, Lastly, when comparing the speed of orthodontic treatment completion, in the ceramic braces vs. metal braces rivalry there is no winner. Both treatments actually work in a comparative timeline.

Ceramic Braces vs. Invisalign

Ceramic braces are as innovative as Invisalign treatment; so what’s the difference? Ceramic braces will typically supply faster results than Invisalign aligners, as they are a more aggressive treatment. Think of it this way: whenever you visit your North Scarborough orthodontist, he will concentrate on tightening wires and supplying rubber bands where movement is needed the most at the time of your visit. On the other hand, Invisalign aligners are molded to your teeth at the beginning of your treatment and slowly transition to straighter aligners that will accommodate your teeth to adjust your smile gradually over a longer period of time. Another difference is that you can eat with your ceramic braces in place, but you have to remove your Invisalign aligners during meals, which may or may not cause discomfort in public places. Alternatively, although you can eat with ceramic braces, you will have to follow a suggested list of foods that you should and should not eat.

Contact Your North Scarborough Orthodontist!

There are many different paths to a straighter smile and overall better teeth and gum health. Armed with more information about these options, we invite you to schedule a consultation with our orthodontist in order to find out what type of braces is right for you. You can call us directly at 416-497-2122 or schedule an appointment online.