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Many patients prefer the look of clear ceramic braces. Ceramic brackets blend in with the teeth and are more discreet. If you think you’d feel self-conscious with metal wires and brackets, it’s worth asking our team about ceramic braces. Our orthodontists in Fort Wayne, IN, and surrounding areas would be more than happy to help you explore your treatment options.
Here are the top five reasons to choose clear ceramic braces.
1. Improve Confidence During Orthodontic Treatment
Don’t let the appearance of braces prevent you from getting the beautiful healthy smile you want. If you think braces would make you feel self-conscious, consider the metal braces for straightening teeth.. Not only do ceramic braces blend in with your smile, but they are just as effective as
During your consultation, your orthodontist will be able to tell you if you are a candidate foras some cases may benefit more from traditional metal braces.
2. Choose an Alternative to Invisalign® Aligners
Would you rather not have metal braces? Many of our patients who consider ceramic braces also consider Invisalign clear aligners because they can be worn discreetly. While ceramic braces aren’t removable like Invisalign, this also means that you don’t have to worry about your child not wearing their clear aligners consistently enough to fully benefit. In addition, ceramic braces give the ultimate control for the highest level of perfection!
Since children often lack the self-discipline to wear clear aligners consistently, the next best thing is clear braces. Clear braces are cemented onto your child’s teeth so they get the full benefit of orthodontic treatment.
3. Enjoy Discreet Braces
Transparent braces blend in with your teeth so no one will be able to tell you’re undergoing orthodontic treatment unless they’re standing right next to you. Many of our patients appreciate that ceramic braces aren’t as noticeable as traditional metal braces.
4. Select Durable Ceramic Braces
Ceramic brackets made from quality material won’t chip or break, as long as you are taking proper care of your braces. For example, you’ll need to cut sticky or hard-to-chew foods from your diet like caramel. As long as you aren’t abusing your braces, you won’t experience broken wires or brackets during treatment.
5. Appreciate Stain-Resistant Brackets
Ceramic brackets are stain resistant. However, you’ll want to reduce how much coffee or red wine you drink during treatment to prevent staining your ligatures (rubber bands). Smoking can also discolor your rubber bands.
It is a misconception that ceramic braces are easily stained. In reality, ceramic brackets are just as stain resistant as their metal counterparts.
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Schedule an Orthodontic Consultation
Aren’t sure if ceramic braces are right for you? Schedule a consultation with one of our orthodontists in Fort Wayne, IN, and surrounding areas. Call Parrish Orthodontics at (260) 447-2568 or fill out ouronline contact form to get started. We’d be more than happy to help you take your next step on your journey to a healthier, more attractive smile.