If your teeth are interfering with your ability to display that perfect smile, you might want to look into ways to have them straightened. The reason may be that they are crooked in relation to each other. It may be that some of the teeth are twisted, or it could be that you have an overbite. Whatever the reason, the good news is that help is available. There is further good news in that you usually have a choice as to what type of orthodontic correction you want to use. If you end up with braces as opposed to aligners, you may still be able to choose something that does not stand out every time you open your mouth. Ceramic braces may be an excellent choice for you.
With ceramic braces, the brackets can be colored to match the natural teeth. As a result, you will get the straightening capacity of traditional braces without looking like you have a mouthful of metal. To many people, this is a desirable alternative.
The ceramic brackets that are secured to the teeth are matched to the teeth in color, making them nearly invisible. The only thing that looks like metal is the wire that connects them. In many cases, it is possible to have a wire that matches the teeth in color as well, making it even less obvious that you have braces.
There is one important thing to keep in mind if you choose ceramic braces. They must be properly cared for and cleaned appropriately. However, any form of orthodontic correction requires some precautions.
If it turns out that you are a candidate for clear aligners like Invisalign®, you still might want to give come consideration to ceramic braces. They usually provide an advantage over the clear aligners in that they move the teeth much faster. As a result, you will not have to wear them for nearly as long.
Have a discussion with our expert at the office of Brodie Bowman, DMD before making your final decision. During an initial appointment at our office in Fort Walton Beach or Niceville, you can get specific advice that is based on your particular situation. That way, you have a better idea of how long you will be wearing the braces. You will also have a better understanding of the advantages ceramic braces offer over other types of materials. Contact us today to schedule a consultation!