Ceramic Braces Plant City, FL

Ceramic braces are like traditional metal braces in that they are made up of the same components. However, many patients find that ceramic braces in Plant City are more comfortable, and they look great! If you’re concerned about aesthetics, you should talk to your orthodontist about this treatment option.

What Are Ceramic Braces?

Ceramic braces include:

Brackets

An archwire

Rubber bands

The differences between traditional braces and ceramic braces are the materials used to make each component.

Traditional braces utlize various metals like titanium and stainless steel. Ceramic braces, on the other hand, are made of tooth-colored or clear materials and the brackets are made of durable ceramic. The archwire is made of a durable yet flexible material that is white, clear, or frosted so it can blend with the brackets. The rubber bands can be white, clear, or just about any color you want.

These braces work just like traditional braces. The archwire fits into the brackets and is secured with rubber bands. The archwire guides the teeth as they slowly shift into proper alignment.

How Durable Are Ceramic Braces?

This is one of the most common questions we receive about ceramic braces. And it makes sense! Metal seems infinitely stronger than ceramic, therefore traditional braces must be stronger.

However, ceramic brackets are extremely durable and can last the length of treatment for most people.

There are some minor drawbacks, though.

Unlike metal braces, there is a chance that these brackets can break, especially if you or your child are involved in activities that require a lot of mouth movement or put you at an increased risk of injury such as:

Contact sports

Singing

Public speaking

If you’re concerned that ceramic braces will chip, crack, or break, talk to your Plant City orthodontist about other options, such as traditional metal braces or Invisalign® clear aligners.

Longer Treatment Time?

As durable as ceramic brackets are, they are still more likely to crack or break under the pressure of shifting the teeth. Therefore, you may need to go through the process at a slightly slower pace. Thankfully, the additional time is nominal for most patients, many of whom insist the aesthetic benefit of ceramic braces in Plant City outweigh any additional time factors.

Do Ceramic Braces Stain?

Another concern with tooth-colored braces is that they’ll easily stain. Actually, the ceramic braces don’t stain as easily as you might think. What’s more likely to stain is the elastic bands. With some lifestyle adjustments, though, you can prevent staining.

Home Care

Brushing after every meal is a must. You might even want to consider flossing after each meal, too. Good oral hygiene removes food residue that can cause staining – and it reduces your risk of gum disease and dental decay.

Foods/Beverages

To avoid staining, eliminate or completely avoid foods that stain including coffee, tea, soda, wine (even white wine!), tomatoes, ketchup, mustard, certain spices (turmeric), and berries.

Smoking

Partaking of any tobacco or marijuana products will stain your teeth. Tobacco will stain your brackets and bands yellow or brown, while marijuana usually leaves a greenish stain.

Whitening Toothpaste:

This is a long-term precaution. When you use whitening toothpaste, you’ll only whiten exposed tooth surfaces – not the enamel that’s under the bracket. When your orthodontic treatment is complete and we remove the brackets, your newly exposed enamel will be darker than what was lightened.

If you notice your brackets or bands look stained, simply call your Plant City orthodontist. We can easily replace stained brackets and/or bands.

What Our Patients Are Saying

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Care, Comfort, Quality – Our Three-Tiered Approach

Our patients are our top priority. We want you to feel like you or your child is in good hands which is why we provide our patients with an abundance of kindness and care. To do that, we choose treatment options that are not only as comfortable as possible, but that are also the gold standard in orthodontic care.

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ADA Codes For Applicable Services: Comprehensive Exam: D0150, Full Mouth Xrays: D0120, Panoramic Xray: D0330
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