Gone are the days when patients only had the choice of metal braces to correct an issue they had with their smile.
Today people looking to straighten misaligned or wrongly angled teeth have numerous options thanks to advances in modern dentistry and the industry continuing to introduce new product developments to the market in order to meet their patients’ healthcare needs and their cosmetic and lifestyle demands.
One of the most popular choices for our patients is the use of ceramic braces. While traditional metal braces remain highly effective methods of correction, we realise that they’re not the right choice for everyone.
For some, the suggestion of them needing to wear braces can be quite a daunting prospect, especially if they need to select a visible brace. The most common issue we hear at Keppel Dentistry is that patients are worried about how wearing a brace will make them look and feel, but we’re here to reassure them that there are options available and some, which are virtually invisible.
For patients who need discreet, yet visible dental treatment we recommend that they consider the use of ceramic braces.
Ceramic braces have been specifically designed to blend into natural teeth, rather than stand out, making them one of the more popular visible brace options.
Clear ceramic braces are made of ceramic alloys and are available with two types of brace wires or ties to make them even more inconspicuous. The ties are made of either clear plastic or white metal and because of this their appearance is far subtler than traditional metal braces.
In addition to the visual benefits offered by ceramic braces users also don’t have to worry about staining from coffee, red wine or curry as the brackets have been designed to not discolour during usage and the ties are changed when every adjustment is made which is usually on a monthly basis.
Despite their strength, ceramic braces are also incredibly comfortable and offer a much more natural feeling than some alternative visible options.
As with every consultation at Keppel Dentistry, our team of highly trained experts will be able to offer advice on the best course of treatment to correct your dental issue as well as ensuring it fits in with your lifestyle. Call us now to book your appointment or complete our online booking form and we will call you back as soon as possible.
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