Ceramic braces employ the same mechanics as traditional metal braces and serve the same purpose, the difference being that they incorporate an aesthetic design that blends in with your tooth shade and smile. Read on to find out more about the process behind getting them and the characteristics that set them apart below.
What is the process behind getting ceramic braces?
We will invite you to an initial consultation and your orthodontist here at Smile Up will assess your suitability for treatment, talk you through what to expect, explain the benefits and answer any questions you might have. Following this, treatment can begin. We will take images of your teeth that can be used when creating your custom ceramic braces, as well as impressions of your teeth; these will be taken digitally as opposed to the traditional alginate impression process. Not all practices offer digital impressions and we pride ourselves in being one of them, as they render the impressions process much more comfortable for the patient and streamline the overall appointment time. We will then create the brace hardware for your brace (the brackets and archwires) and in the case of ceramic braces, this is what sets them apart from traditional braces. Ceramic braces use small square brackets that are cemented to the teeth and designed to blend in with your existing tooth shade, rendering the braces less aesthetically invasive. The braces work by applying continuous pressure to your teeth over a period of 18-24 months, guiding your teeth into a desired position. As the teeth move, the jawbone accommodates the new position of the roots.
The benefits of ceramic braces
Discreet design – as outlined above, ceramic braces are characterised by their discreet design. They employ translucent brackets that match your tooth shade and a more recent development in their design is the introduction of tooth-coloured wires, enhancing the brace’s chameleon-like qualities.
Better comfort than their metal counterparts – the brackets used with ceramic braces are smaller than those used with traditional metal braces, making them less likely to cause irritation or discomfort.
More stain-resistant – as the elastic ligatures used to hold the archwires that are attached to the brace’s brackets are clear or white, they are less susceptible to staining. Your orthodontist here at Smile Up will change them regularly, further eliminating any chance of staining.
We are open 7 days a week to accommodate our patients’ busy schedules. Our friendly multi-lingual team speak several languages including Spanish, French, Portuguese, Italian, Polish and Bulgarian. Why not make orthodontic treatment your new year’s resolution in 2019? Contact us today if you’re looking for a Canary Wharf dentist and wish to know more about the brace options we have to offer.