What Are Ceramic Braces?

Everyone dreams of having a healthy and confident smile with straight teeth. With orthodontic treatment, you can improve and revitalize your smile. There are many different orthodontic options available today.  One of these options is called ‘ceramic braces’.

Ceramic braces or also known as clear braces, are a type of conventional orthodontic appliance that is less noticeable than traditional metal braces.  From the name itself, ceramic braces are made out of a ceramic compound, which makes them tooth coloured or clear. Therefore, they are less visible than shiny metal braces.

Ceramic braces are the same shape and size as metal braces. The only difference is that ceramic braces can blend well with the colour of your teeth. Sometimes a tooth coloured or transparent wires are also used to make the braces less noticeable, making ceramic braces a more esthetic option.

Orthodontists usually recommend the use of ceramic braces when there is a priority placed on the cosmetic appearance of the braces, or if someone is seeking a less visible braces option. Ceramic braces are suitable for treating all types of malocclusions or bite problems including overbites, crowded or widely spaced teeth, as well as crooked teeth. To learn if you are a candidate for ceramic braces, your orthodontist will thoroughly examine your teeth as well as your treatment needs. Following this, the orthodontist can advise you accordingly.

If you have misaligned teeth and other minor malocclusion problems, please consult with our orthodontic team today. Here at York Mills Orthodontics in North York, we offer a wide array of options with different types of orthodontic braces to best meet your specific needs. From metal braces, ceramic braces to clear aligners, we can help you achieve your dream of having a beautiful and confident smile with straight teeth.

-The York Mills Orthodontics Team

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