For a long time, adult patients didn’t have much choice in the way of brace options. However, today brace designs have evolved significantly and are centred around aesthetics and practicality. Ceramic braces combine the strengths of traditional metal braces with a subtle, more aesthetically pleasing design.
Ceramic braces – their properties
Ceramic braces are a more compact version of conventional metal braces, taking up less space in your mouth. This typically means they’re more comfortable than traditional braces.
As the name implies, ceramic brackets are used in the brace’s design, rendering them less noticeable to others and helping them blend in with your smile. More recently, tooth coloured wires have been introduced as part of their design; these are created to match your exact tooth shade, giving the brace an improved cosmetic appearance.
With ceramic braces, your orthodontist has much more control over the movements your teeth go through and this method of moving teeth takes less time than removable braces such as Invisalign. The braces will gently guide your teeth into the desired position and your orthodontist will be able to give you a projected treatment time during your consultation.
No risk of damage to your tooth enamel
Thanks to advanced orthodontic technology, ceramic brackets can be attached with the most effective bond strength possible. The bonding agent used will stop demineralisation and colour changes around the brackets throughout treatment, so you can feel safe in the knowledge that your tooth enamel is unaffected and your brace will not undergo any aesthetic changes.
Undergo treatment with confidence
One of the principal drawbacks to adult orthodontic treatment of the recent past was the fact that brace designs didn’t look all that appealing. Clunky, uncomfortable, and conspicuous, patients did not wish for their smile to alter for such a long period of time and for their confidence to be affected in the process.
Today, even celebrities are jumping on the orthodontic bandwagon. Niall Horan and Zara Larson have praised the clear fixed braces option, wearing their braces proudly in front of cameras and on the red carpet.
Here at Cliftonville, we can also offer alternative brace options including Six Month Smiles, the Inman Aligner, and Invisalign clear aligners. Your dentist will be able to discuss the best option for your individual orthodontic needs.
If you would like more information about orthodontic treatment here in Northampton, please do not hesitate to contact our friendly team today.