Differing from traditional dental braces, ceramic braces are bonded onto a patient’s teeth using clear or tooth coloured brackets. These brackets are either white or translucent, making ceramic braces far less conspicuous. However, ceramic braces do still require the use of a metal wire which runs across the patient’s teeth, bound in place with the use of elastic bands.
The tooth-coloured appearance of ceramic braces makes them a popular choice among older patients receiving orthodontic treatment. Ceramic braces blend well with the tooth’s natural enamel replacing the requirement of unsightly metal brackets used in traditional treatment with ceramic coloured brackets. For those seeking the reliability of traditional braces with the added bonus of having a more aesthetically pleasing look, ceramic braces may well be worth consideration.
Ceramic braces offer an aesthetic alternative to traditional metal braces. This however doesn’t mean that the orthodontic treatment changes. Ceramic braces still offer all the benefits and reliability of the tried and tested metal braces. Appropriate in a range of cases, ceramic braces are often an excellent option for patients who:
At Excel Orthodontics we aim to make the process of orthodontic treatment as comfortable and timely as possible.
Each case differs from patient to patient and treatment times are entirely dependent on your particular case. Generally treatment times range anywhere from 12 – 24 months.
Offering a range of orthodontic treatments to treat a host of issues, Excel Orthodontics is able to provide a solution to get you smiling with confidence. If you would like further information on ceramic braces or any of our treatments, please don’t hesitate to get in contact with us today.