Ceramic braces combine the best of both worlds – the strength and control of metal braces and brackets, similar in color to tooth enamel, so they are not as noticeable. At Elegant Orthodontics, Susan Baloul, DMD, MS, DScD, a dual-trained specialist in orthodontics and periodontics, treats people living in Boston, Norwood, Brookline and Framingham, MA with ceramic braces to straighten teeth and improve their smile.
What Are Ceramic Braces?
Ceramic braces are an alternative to metal braces for people who want less noticeable orthodontics. They look similar to metal braces and function in the same way as metal braces but are not as noticeable, making them popular with teens and adults.
Just like metal braces, ceramic braces use brackets, wires and bands on the teeth to straighten them. The ceramic brackets are affixed to the front of the teeth with the wire threading through the tracks and colorless or enamel-colored elastic bands holding the wires in place. They are an excellent alternative for people who require more extensive treatment but do not want to wear metal braces.
Why Choose Ceramic Braces?
People choose ceramic braces because they are much less noticeable and blend in with the other teeth. They perform at the level of metal braces to straighten teeth, correct jaw alignment and correct other orthodontic issues.
How Do I Care for Them?
As with other types of orthodontics, it is important to brush and floss after each meal to remove particles that may get lodged in hard to reach areas. While wearing them you need to avoid certain foods, including sticky, chewy and hard foods such as crusty bread, candy, gum, and other similar foods. Professional teeth cleaning appointments should be maintained throughout the entire process to ensure a healthy mouth.
How Much Do Ceramics Cost?
Clear braces vary in terms of cost depending on the issues being corrected and the amount of time required to complete treatment. At Elegant Orthodontics, Dr. Baloul discusses the costs as well as payment and financing options. We offer financing through OrthoFi to make braces more affordable.
Am I a Good Candidate for Braces?
You may be a good candidate for ceramic or clear braces if you have overcrowded, crooked, or protruding teeth or have issues with jaw alignment but do not want to wear metal braces. We recommend you schedule a consultation with Dr. Baloul for an evaluation of your mouth, so she can determine if ceramic or another type of braces are the best option for you.
At Elegant Orthodontics, Susan Baloul, DMD, MS, DScD, is a dual-trained specialist in orthodontics and periodontics. Dr. Baloul offers ceramic braces to people living in Boston, Norwood, Brookline and Framingham, MA who need braces but are averse to wearing metal braces. Contact us today for a consultation.
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