Braces today come with a large range of variations to suit everybody’s needs. Most patients are familiar with the standard metal braces that consist of a series of brackets that are linked together by a metal wire and elastic bands. At Senestraro Family Orthodontics, we offer both traditional metal braces along with many safe and effective alternatives including ceramic braces. This option is often recommended to patients who are concerned about how braces will look. Ceramic braces are exceptionally popular among our adult patients who want to maintain a professional look, and teenagers.
Braces play a necessary role in correcting bite issues such as overcrowding, crooked, and misalignment. These common issues can lead to bigger problems, while affecting your self-confidence and your oral health. Malocclusion correction using braces is an excellent way to correct these issues before they lead to more complicated problems.
You can achieve the same orthodontic correction in a more discreet way. Ceramic braces use tooth-colored or clear brackets, they are designed to blend in with your teeth, making them less noticeable. We can even use tooth-colored wires to help them hide even more.
Traditional Braces versus Ceramic Braces
The end result of both traditional braces and ceramic braces is to pull your teeth in a controlled way to their correct position. The differences include:
Effectiveness of Ceramic Braces
Ceramic braces are very effective, they follow the same orthodontic process of traditional braces. In general, ceramic braces are ideal for patients without severe malocclusions, this is because they are more subject to breakage than metal brackets.
Schedule Your Appointment
If you think clear ceramic braces are right for you, give us a call at (503) 446-5815 today to schedule your consultation.