It’s now not uncommon for people to receive treatment for orthodontic treatment, and the most common treatment is braces, which can fix a range of orthodontic problems effectively. But for many people, the appearance of the braces themselves can be just as embarrassing as the orthodontic problem it’s treating. This is a great reason to choose ceramic braces, which are just as effective as traditional metal braces, and yet are practically invisible.
Unlike many other types of braces which are now available, ceramic braces work on the same basic principle as metal braces. Like metal braces, ceramic braces use gentle force to push your teeth into a different position over time, and they achieve this in the same way, using brackets and wires. However, the crucial difference is that ceramic braces are made from a different material from metal braces. The brackets are made from ceramic, which is a strong material which is also white, and so it can not be easily seen against the teeth. Similarly, the archwires are also made from tooth-coloured material. This means that ceramic braces largely work in the same way as metal braces, and yet are nowhere near as visible. Ceramic braces are also suitable for more serious orthodontic treatments, unlike some types of ‘invisible braces’ which are only able to help with minor cosmetic problems.
Ceramic braces are applied to your teeth in much the same way as metal braces, but treatment can be much quicker, taking between twelve and eighteen months on average. While this is longer than some ‘invisible braces’ treatments, ceramic braces provide longer-lasting results, and are suitable for more severe orthodontic issues too. Oral hygiene is of course essential during treatment, not only to keep your teeth looking good, but too ensure the braces themselves do not become damaged or discoloured. If you would like to find out more about ceramic braces please contact us at Sparkle Dental Boutique near Ealing.
Sparkle Dental Boutique 311 Boston Road Hanwell, Ealing London, W7 2AT
Monday to Friday:
8.30am – 5.00pm
By appointment only.