Clear Braces Blend In
Ceramic braces are also referred to as clear braces, tooth-colored braces, or aesthetic braces. They work the same way metal braces do.
Our patients in Greensboro and High Point love how they look more subtle than metal options. They're smaller than ever and made of nearly invisible tooth-colored polycrystalline ceramic material. Since they blend right in with the natural color of your teeth, they’re more challenging to notice than traditional braces, even though the brackets are roughly the same size and shape.
Ceramic brackets are a low-profile approach to straightening your smile, especially when paired with clear, white, or tooth-colored wires and elastic ties. Our more aesthetic-minded patients at Davis & Goldberg Orthodontics are particularly happy with this approach.
Clear braces may make sense if you want the discretion of Invisalign without the hassle and responsibilities associated with remembering to wear and clean your aligners.
Do Ceramic Braces Stain?
If you’re worried about ceramic braces staining, you’ll be pleased to know that this hasn’t been a problem for several years. Ceramic brackets won’t stain. However, the adhesive that connects your teeth to the brackets can.
This can give an overall impression of discoloration or staining over time. If you’re particularly sensitive to this, you can avoid things like coffee and tea, red wine, tomatoes, mustard, etc., to r reduce the chance of any staining, but it’s unnecessary.
As long as you maintain a good oral hygiene routine, there’s no need to worry about giving up t that evening glass of wine or morning coffee.