Clear Ceramic Braces

Woman with clear ceramic bracesClear ceramic braces are a practical alternative to traditional braces, offering the same smile-enhancing benefits without the noticeable look of metal.

Just like traditional braces, clear ceramic braces feature two important components: First, a clear or tooth-colored bracket is attached to each tooth. Next, we thread a tooth-colored wire through the brackets. The brackets may be made of a variety of ceramic and composite materials, but you will usually hear us refer to them as “ceramic”. Please Note: because these materials are more brittle and sensitive to breakage than stainless steel, a lighter force is used on your teeth during treatment, which may result in a slightly longer treatment time.

Care for ceramic braces is the same as with traditional braces:

  • Elastics must be worn at all times and changed daily in order to maintain a consistent force on the teeth.
  • Hard, sticky, chewy or crunchy foods must be avoided during treatment time.
  • Soreness is normal for several days following the placement of new braces and adjustment appointments. Gargling salt water and over-the-counter pain medications cab help to relieve soreness.
  • Braces and wires should be brushed and flossed after each meal.
  • Special mouth guards should be worn during sports play.
  • If you feel any sharp pain or a sore develops on the soft tissues of your mouth, call us so that we can remedy the situation as soon as possible.

More information is available, please give us a call Sandalwood Family and Cosmetic Dentistry Phone Number 281-758-1555.