White braces are another discreet choice of orthodontics for patients who want their smile to look more natural while their teeth are being straightened. Thanks to brackets made of ceramic, which are tinted to match the color of the tooth enamel, these braces are far less noticeable on the teeth than metal braces are. Here is a deeper look at the advantages of ceramic braces and who can receive them.
Houston patients who choose ceramic braces can count on looking good from the start to the end of treatment. Ceramic brackets are individually tinted, ensuring that the brackets closely match the tooth in color. At the same time, the ceramic is resistant to stains so that patients are not overly restricted in their diet and lifestyle during treatment. Of course, good oral hygiene and avoidance of staining factors can help further safeguard the appearance of the ceramic.
Durability of Ceramic
Although white braces are not quite as strong as metal braces offered by our Houston orthodontics expert, they are still made to last. This means that patients can continue to enjoy the same variety of foods that are normally approved for braces wearers. Some foods, such as popcorn kernels and hard candy, are best avoided with any type of bracket-based braces.
Candidacy for Ceramic Braces
A majority of patients ranging from children to older adults are candidates for white braces. This is because at the level of construction, ceramic braces are just like metal braces. Brackets and wires are durable as well as versatile at improving bite irregularities present in jaws that are mature or still growing. Moreover, ceramic provides a welcome alternative to clear braces for patients who cannot choose the latter option.
For correction of bite irregularities without the intrusive appearance of metal brackets, ceramic braces can be ideal. This treatment matches natural teeth and offers excellent versatility and durability. Compared to invisible braces, ceramic braces also have more open eligibility requirements. Patients can schedule a consultation with our orthodontist at Antoine Dental Center to learn more about white braces and the reasons to choose this treatment.
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