Ceramic dental braces are conventional orthodontic appliances inclusive of archwire and bonded brackets. Also known as white braces or clear braces, they get their name because they are tooth-coloured and do not constitute any metal. Though, the archwire is still metallic and runs across the teeth. Ceramic braces are one of the most popular alternatives to metal braces.
There are several benefits to ceramic braces:
- Ceramic components do not stain easily
- Patient experiences decreased or no gum irritation
- The semi-translucence feature of the ceramic brackets benefits white teeth since it can blend very well
- Ceramic braces give aesthetic appeal
- The braces are very strong and seldom crack or break
Dental Solutions, Bangalore
At Dental Solutions three popular brands of ceramic braces are available Mystique from GAC, Clarity and Transcend from 3M Unitek. Brace wires and ties are placed to make them inconspicuous. Dr. Balu Subramanya recommends Clear Sapphire braces for individuals with whiter shades of teeth. The ceramic brackets are first glued to the teeth and wires are inserted into the slots that are attached with small rubber bands. The bracket is clear and blends with the color of the teeth making the braces seem invisible. With several technological advancements, ceramic braces are one of the best aesthetic treatments available for all ages today.
At Dental Solutions, a comprehensive smile analysis is performed before deciding on the best braces for the patient.