Are you reviewing your teeth straightening options? Having a straight smile is beneficial to your general wellbeing and your oral health. Choosing a teeth straightening method is an important aspect of your orthodontic journey. Today, patients have options beyond traditional conspicuous metal braces. Ceramic braces are one alternative people have to conventional orthodontia. They are discreet and more aesthetically pleasing. If you are determining whether ceramic braces are right for you, it is best to schedule a consultation with our orthodontist. A consultation involves a physical examination to review the placement of your teeth and your occlusion along with discussing your unique needs and answering your questions.
How do ceramic braces work?
Ceramic braces work just like conventional orthodontia in the sense that they move teeth by generating gentle yet consistent pressure. This pressure will slowly shift teeth to straighter positions. Using cemented brackets made of ceramic, which are connected to an archwire, braces can close gaps between teeth and turn crooked or twisted teeth to a healthier position. The difference between conventional braces and ceramic ones are the materials used to construct the brackets. Ceramic is ideal for patients who are conscientious about their appearance during treatment since this material looks very lifelike.
Why is orthodontic treatment important?
Receiving orthodontic treatment is about more than just improving your appearance. While having a beautiful smile certainly affects many aspects of a person’s life, oral health is incredibly important for enjoying your teeth for a lifetime. When teeth are straight, they are easier to keep clean. This is because crowded and crooked teeth are cumbersome to floss and brush. Many times, food and bacteria get stuck in these hard to clean areas. Moreover, misaligned and poorly positioned teeth affect the occlusion—the way that teeth line up and make contact during oral function. An unhealthy occlusion can lead to TMJ disorder, untimely tooth wear, and orofacial discomfort.
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