Dr. Chelian Orthodontics

Are Ceramic Braces Right for You?

Posted on April 4, 2023

Ceramic braces match the color of teeth better than metal braces, helping to make them less noticeable. If you or your child need braces treatment, you may be wondering if ceramic braces are right for you. If you answer yes to all of the questions below, ceramic braces may be the ideal option for you.

All of Your Adult Teeth Are In

Ceramic braces may be the ideal braces treatment for you if all of your adult teeth have grown in. While the braces can be used in some cases where adult teeth are not yet fully in place, the braces are much more likely to break frequently if teeth are coming in or the shape of the mouth is changing. This can lengthen the straightening process. As such, many orthodontists recommend using these braces only once adult teeth are in.

You Want a Subtle Look With Your Braces

Ceramic braces may also be ideal for you if you are looking for a subtle look to your braces. Ceramic braces are most popular with adults who want to straighten their teeth. If you are going to college, working, or dating, you may feel self-conscious about having visible metal brackets on your teeth. Ceramic braces help to straighten your teeth, while also being less visible and less noticeable.

You Avoid or Are Cautious With Drinks and Food That Stain

Lastly, ceramic braces may be the ideal braces treatment for you if you are willing to be cautious or avoid foods and drinks that are known to stain your teeth. Ceramic braces are porous, and as such, they are susceptible to staining. Unfortunately, if they do stain, the stain can be difficult or impossible to remove. Items such as coffee, tea, and cola should be limited or avoided if you decide to go with ceramic braces.

Ceramic braces are the ideal braces treatment for those who have all of their adult teeth, want a subtle look to their braces, and don’t mind having to be cautious with their food and beverage choices. Additionally, a recent study completed by WebMD found that ceramic braces help to lessen the plaque accumulation that can happen on teeth when compared to the accumulation that occurs with metal braces. Reach out to your local orthodontist to find out if ceramic braces may be ideal for your teeth straightening needs.


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