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What are ceramic braces?

The most effective and reliable way to straighten and cosmetically enhance your teeth are using fixed ceramic braces.  These braces straighten your teeth by applying pressure over time and eventually, change the appearance of your smile and make your bite better.  If you are looking for a discreet fixed brace option, ceramic braces are a great option.  These consist of clear or tooth-coloured brackets rather than the standard metallic silver ones. They work in the same way as traditional fixed braces but match your existing teeth better.

The benefits of ceramic braces

Traditional metal braces have been being used for a long time to straighten the teeth. But with the advancement in technology, now braces have become more comfortable and less painful. If you choose ceramic braces then you can enjoy the following benefits.

  • Less noticeable
  • Coloured arc wire blend with the teeth
  • Don’t demineralize the tooth enamel
  • Easy to remove
  • Works faster than Invisalign
  • More comfortable
  • Less painful
  • Durable and stronger
  • Do not stain as easily
  • Cost-effective
  • Available in almost all colours
  • Do not disrupt the imaging tests

Are you a good fit for ceramic braces?

Ceramic braces are similar to traditional braces in functionality. However, most people use ceramic braces because they are comfortable and less noticeable. You will be a good fit for these braces if the following apply to you:

  • Matured and stronger teeth
  • All adult teeth have grown
  • Looking for a quick correction
  • If you are in a people facing environment

Anyone can benefit from ceramic braces if you are concerned about how metal braces may look when facing people.

What to expect before ceramic braces are put on?

If you visit your dentist to get your teeth straightened and opt for ceramic braces then expect the following process:

  1. The dentist will examine your teeth and if finds the back teeth very close together, he might put spacers a week before applying braces
  2. You may experience mild soreness in your jaw because of these spacers as teeth will move to accommodate the spacing device
  3. Your dentist or orthodontist will clean your teeth thoroughly before putting the braces on
  4. Glue is applied in the centre of each teeth to attach the brackets that are going to hold the wires in place on your teeth. Blue light is used to set the glue on the teeth.
  5. To anchor the braces, a band of the right size is put on your teeth. You might feel a pinching sensation during this activity
  6. After placing the band and brackets firmly, the Orthodontist will attach the archwires to the brackets. A small rubber band is wrapped around each bracket to hold the wire in place. You can choose the colour of the rubber band of your choice.
  7. The whole process will be done in 1 hour approximately.

What to expect during your ceramic brace treatment?

Once the ceramic braces have been put on by your orthodontist you can expect the following.

  1. You can experience mouth pain or discomfort after a few hours. However, this pain will be bearable and reduce after a few days. If it lasts for a longer period then contact your dentist for painkillers
  2. Your lips and gums can be sore because of brackets and water. Rinse your mouth with a warm saltwater solution as a remedy
  3. You will experience teeth loosening as they will be shifting into a new position
  4. Take only a soft diet for a couple of weeks
  5. Avoid hard, crunchy, and chewy foods
  6. Don’t take food items that can stick onto the brackets and wire such as candies, popcorn, and caramel
  7. Braces will remain on for 12 to 24 months
  8. Visit your dentist regularly

How much do ceramic braces cost?

The cost of ceramic braces depends on the complexity and duration of treatment. Also, the brands that prepare brace can affect the price. However, the average cost of ceramic braces ranges between £3,000 and £5000.

Ceramic braces are one of the best ways to straighten your teeth. Because these are less noticeable, more comfortable, and less painful than traditional braces. Moreover, you can choose a colour of your own choice for elastic retainers. Ceramic braces are available for all clients with adult teeth present and want to get teeth straightened.

Book an appointment with our Specialist Orthodontist with over 20 years of experience and ask for ceramic braces.

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