Are Adult Ceramic Braces the Right Choice for You?
Discreet tooth-coloured braces… an excellent choice for working adults.
Busy working people frequently seek an orthodontic solution which is as unobtrusive as it is effective. Adult Ceramic Braces offer just such an option.
Produced from a clear ceramic substance, they subtly blend in with your natural tooth colour to provide a popular, aesthetic alternative to a conventional metal brace. Ceramic
braces are bonded onto the surface of your teeth and feature an unobtrusive wire to link the small individual brackets together.
Learn More About Adult Ceramic Braces
Were you aware that another type of orthodontic treatment exists for those who are looking to straighten their teeth? Adult ceramic braces are becoming a popular choice, and for good reason. Not only are they able to provide excellent results, but they boast a number of aesthetic advantages.
If you are considering this option to straighten your teeth, the experts at Moira Wong Orthodontics can help.
A Closer Look at Adult Ceramic Braces
One of the issues associated with traditional metal braces is that they are very visible, thus being associated with the term “metal mouth”. While this is concerning at any age, adults might face additional issues. Metallic braces can seem out of place within the work environment. They may also cause individuals to be more hesitant to smile or to meet with clients. While metallic braces are quite effective at achieving the desired results, the fact of the matter is that ceramic variants are a great addition to adult orthodontics.
Ceramic braces are quite similar to traditional metal braces with the exception of one key differences. The metal brackets have been replaced with a ceramic material that mimics the appearance of your natural teeth. As they are white, they are much less visible. Please note that it may also be possible to obtain a white wire; further reducing the implant of these braces. While they do indeed appear much different, they will perform the same basic functions as metallic braces.
How Effective are Adult Ceramic Braces?
Adult ceramic braces tend to be highly effective and versatile. However, they might not be able to correct a severe misalignment or if your teeth happen to be very overcrowded. This is why it is important to schedule a consultation with Moira Wong Orthodontics.
One of our specialists will be more than happy to assess the current status of your teeth in order to accurately determine if ceramic braces are the right choice. Still, these interesting alternatives are generally capable of addressing the majority of adult orthodontic issues.
Will Ceramic Braces Stain?
Due to the white colour of these braces, staining can sometimes be a concern. However, these instances can largely be avoided if you follow a few simple rules:
- Try to avoid foods known for strong pigments such as berries and tomato juice.
- The same holds true for drinks such as wine, tea and coffee.
- Smoking can also cause the colour of the brackets to change, so it is best to not smoke during the treatment.
In the event that you notice stains or discolourations, the orthodontist will simply change out the affected portion (known as the ligature) during the next adjustment. This process is also quick and simple.
The Aesthetically Pleasing Option
Adult ceramic braces will be able to straighten your teeth while also offering a highly aesthetic edge. If you have been concerned about the appearance of traditional metal brackets, these ceramic alternatives could be an excellent choice. It is still a good idea to speak with a professional at Moira Wong Orthodontics to determine the best route forward as well as to discover if any preliminary work might be required.
So, always feel free to give us a call to learn more. Countless individuals choose this type of adult orthodontics, so that perfect smile may be much more of a reality than you ever thought possible!