Congratulations! You have decided to get orthodontic treatment at our Atlanta or Duluth office. Now it’s time to choose among your various appliance options. Traditional metal brackets and wires or a series of aligners—they all have positives to recommend them. And for some people, ceramic braces are the clear favorite.
Ceramic braces work like regular metal braces. Brackets are bonded to the front of each tooth, and rubber bands surrounding the brackets hold the archwire that gradually moves the teeth into alignment.
Ceramic braces, however, use brackets made of clear or tooth-colored ceramic or porcelain which blend beautifully with the color of your tooth. The elastic ligatures, or rubber bands, can be chosen to match the brackets or your enamel. There are self-ligating ceramic brackets which don’t use bands at all. Technology is even working on ways to make the arch wire less visible! The result is almost undetectable braces.
If you want a less obvious appliance for professional or personal reasons, talk to us about ceramic braces. As always, there are other factors to consider before you decide, which we will be happy to discuss with you.
Ceramic braces, because they are so much less visible, are a popular orthodontic option, especially for older teenagers and adults. If you are interested, talk to one of our doctors or Georgia School of Orthodontics team members about this effective way to straighten your teeth—discreetly. Ceramic might be the clear solution for creating your lasting, beautiful smile.