Ceramic Braces

Ceramic braces are a type of orthodontic appliance used to straighten and align teeth. They are similar to traditional metal braces in function but differ in appearance. Instead of metal, ceramic braces are clear or tooth-coloured, and made of ceramic material. This makes them less noticeable and more aesthetically pleasing compared to metal braces, especially for individuals concerned about the appearance of their smile during orthodontic treatment.
Dr Martin Poon during treatment of patient with orthodontic expander.

Advantages

Less Noticeable

One of the main advantages of ceramic braces is their discreet appearance. The clear or tooth-coloured brackets blend in with the natural colour of the teeth, making them less noticeable than traditional metal braces.

Effective

Ceramic braces are highly effective in correcting a wide range of orthodontic issues, including crowded teeth, spacing problems, and bite misalignments.

Comfort

The materials used in ceramic braces can be less irritating to the gums and cheeks compared to metal braces, providing greater comfort to the wearer.

Potential drawbacks

Durability

While ceramic braces are designed to be durable, the material may be more prone to chipping or cracking compared to metal braces.

Maintenance:

Patients using ceramic braces need to be mindful of their diet and oral hygiene, as certain foods and drinks can stain the elastics which hold the wire in place, and diligent oral care is essential to prevent discoloration and maintain oral health.

Treatment Time

In some cases, the treatment time with ceramic braces may be slightly longer compared to metal braces, although this can vary depending on the individual patient's needs.
Overall, ceramic braces provide an effective way to straighten teeth while offering a less conspicuous alternative to traditional metal braces, particularly for individuals who desire a more subtle orthodontic treatment option.

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Braces results that speak for themselves

Here are just some of the amazing smile transformations achieved by the team at Glenferrie Orthodontics with braces.

BEFORE
AFTER

Braces

  • Age: 14
  • Duration: 18 months
  • Crowding
  • Irregular alignment of teeth
  • Increased overjet
BEFORE
AFTER

Braces

  • Age: 15
  • Duration: 22 months
  • Moderate upper crowding
  • Severe lower crowding
BEFORE
AFTER

Braces

  • Age: 17
  • Duration: 22 months

Crowding

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