Are you looking for a discreet way to straighten your teeth? Our ceramic braces in Thornton are a great option. They look just like your natural teeth, and no one will be able to tell that you’re wearing them. They work the same way as traditional braces, so they are just as effective. But in addition to being more discrete, ceramic braces are more comfortable than metal braces.
What are Ceramic Braces?
They are clear or tooth-colored braces. Like traditional braces, they consist of a bracket we attach to each tooth, an archwire running through the brackets, and tiny rubber bands (ligatures). The ligatures hold the archwire onto the ceramic brackets and are often white or clear.
Ceramic brackets are made of composite materials that are very strong and generally do not stain. Three popular brands are Clarity, Transcend, and Mystique.
Ceramic brackets are an excellent discrete orthodontic alternative to Invisalign. Adults often choose ceramic braces in Thornton because they “blend in” with your natural tooth color and smile, making them less noticeable than metal. Traditional or ceramic braces are often the most effective way to treat your teeth of all the orthodontic options.
Do Ceramic Braces Have any Drawbacks?
They have a few drawbacks. First, they are more fragile than metal braces and are more likely to chip or break if not handled carefully. Second, because they are less visible, you may not notice when a bracket is loose or a wire is poking out and needs to be adjusted. Because they are more popular and provide results that patients love, ceramic braces also typically cost more than traditional metal braces.
Why are Ceramic Braces More Comfortable?
They are actually one of the most comfortable dental realignment options. The brackets not only blend in with your teeth, but they’re also smaller and more rounded than traditional metal brackets. Their smaller size means they are less likely to rub against your gums, which can cause discomfort and irritation.
How do I get Ceramic Braces in Thornton?
The process of getting ceramic brackets is the same as traditional metal braces. We will take an impression of your teeth and use it to make a model. From there, we will create your individualized treatment plan. Once your braces are ready, we will attach them to your teeth, and you’ll be on your way to a straighter smile.
You’ll come into the office for periodic adjustments. This way, we can ensure the teeth are moving in the intended direction and that your treatment remains comfortable. We change the ligatures each time you get an adjustment, typically once a month. This helps avoid staining, which can occur around the ligature.
How Long do Ceramic Braces Take?
The length of time you will need to wear braces varies depending on the severity of your misalignment. Most people wear braces for one to three years. We will be able to give you a more accurate estimate after we have had a chance to assess your smile.
Caring for Ceramic Braces
Caring for your braces is similar to caring for traditional metal braces. You will need to brush and floss regularly to avoid staining and cavities. It’s important to avoid hard, sticky, or chewy foods that can damage your braces. It would be best to avoid sugary drinks as they can lead to tooth decay.
Get an mazing Smile in Thornton, CO
You’ll love the results of our ceramic braces – they work just as well as traditional braces but with a more discrete look. You can straighten your teeth without having everyone know that you’re wearing braces. Your new smile can give you a confidence boost from the first day you start treatment.
If you’re interested in ceramic braces in Thornton, call Bruggeman Dental today to schedule a consultation. Dr. Bruggeman will help you decide which type of braces is best for you.
Let’s get started on your discrete journey to a straighter smile. You’ll have straighter teeth and the smile of your dreams in no time.