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Ceramic Braces

Ceramic are a great option for patients who want less noticeable brackets. Read below to find out if they are right for you!

 

Clear ceramic braces are similar to metal braces, but the brackets blend in with the color of your teeth so they are less noticeable. The ceramic braces have brackets that are composed of a translucent ceramic material that matched the color of your teeth. Adults prefer this appliance because it’s hard to notice them unless you look closely.

A variety of ceramic braces are offered and the appliance is continually evolving. While they look great, there are a few tradeoffs. Ceramic brackets are weaker than metal brackets. Furthermore, the brackets do not stain, but the elastic bands that join the brackets to the wire do stain. The elastic bands are replaced monthly. Ceramic braces come with additional cost. Many people would prefer to have less noticeable braces and pay a small additional cost.