Gone are the days of only having one option when it comes to straightening your teeth. Now, you have several different material types to choose from. That means you may be wondering if ceramic clear braces are right for you.
Benefits of Ceramic Braces
Cavalancia Orthodontics makes sure to use the highest quality ceramic brackets to ensure minimal discoloration and reduce any potential risk of fracture. Our staff also uses clear ties to secure the wire to the bracket, which seamlessly blends into the natural color of your teeth. These features allow for the same quality treatment of metal braces, but with the benefit of less visible treatment for those who may not be good candidates for other inconspicuous treatment methods such as invisible aligners.
A few things to consider though:
Avoiding Certain Foods
Some foods are potentially rougher on braces than others and should be avoided. Foods that are especially sticky, hard, or crunchy can damage brackets and wires. Super sugary foods, which can damage teeth anyway, become especially dangerous since they can become trapped in areas around braces, leading to tooth decay.
How to Care for Ceramic Braces
No matter what treatment method you choose, good oral hygiene is an important part of the orthodontic process, and this includes keeping both your braces and teeth clean.
Brushing your teeth each morning, night, and after every meal is necessary to remove food particles and bacteria that could otherwise get trapped among the brackets and wires and cause damage to your teeth.
Flossing between your teeth and around brackets and wires will also help remove plaque and food particles from their many hiding places. Since flossing around braces can sometimes be more challenging, try using a floss threader to get into the hard-to-reach areas. Floss at least once every 24 hours, and if possible, following every meal.