If you have decided that you could benefit from tooth straightening via braces, either for hygiene or cosmetic needs, there are several types to choose from. Ceramic braces were designed for people who wanted their orthodontic treatment to be less noticeable. When they first came out, they stained quite easily and were not as durable as other forms of braces. Now, thanks to technological advances, ceramic braces are a great option to give serious consideration if you want your braces to be more discreet.
What Are the Benefits of Ceramic Braces?
There is a lot to think about when decided what type of braces to use. Some of the benefits that ceramic has over other material types include:
Perhaps the most popular reason that people choose ceramic over metal braces has to do with how noticeable they are. Although they have similar shapes, ceramic braces can use much smaller brackets that are harder, if not impossible, to see. If you are concerned about people seeing you as having a mouth full of metal, ceramic may be the way to go.
Another great reason to go with ceramic is they cause much less irritation in the mouth. Your gums will especially appreciate not having metal rubbing up against them. Again, the brackets are smaller and less likely to rub the inside of your mouth.
When you are ready to kiss your braces goodbye, ceramic is much easier to remove than other options. As mentioned above, the adhesive will not demineralize the tooth enamel, leaving the underlying teeth healthy and straight.
Faster Than Invisalign®
You may be asking yourself why people do not use Invisalign® if they are concerned about how their braces will look. The short answer is that ceramic work faster. Invisalign® trays can be removed, something that happens often and slows down the treatment process. Ceramic braces are working to straighten teeth 24/7.
Learn More About Ceramic Braces
There are pros and cons to any dental treatment. If you would like to learn more about the types of braces we offer and which one may be right for you, speak with our professionals. If you are interested in ceramic braces, the professionals at Petty, Bielik & Burke Orthodontics are here to help answer any questions you may have. We are conveniently located in Frankfort as well as Oak Lawn, IL. Contact us today to schedule your consultation! At this consultation, the best treatment for you can be determined and a customized plan can be created.