If you have crooked or crowded teeth, there is a chance that you will feel very self-conscious about your smile. Not only this, but depending on the issues you have with your teeth, you might also find that they don’t work as well as they should. You may experience problems when eating, drinking and even speaking.
Braces are a great option, however you might have an image in your head of metal braces, which isn’t the look you want to go for. If this is true ceramic braces could be a great alternative.
Ceramic braces have a very similar function to traditional metal braces, in that the aim is to make sure that your teeth are straight and in perfect alignment. However, the difference is that the materials that are used to make these braces closely match the colour of your teeth, which means that they’re not as noticeable. Not only this, but the wires that are used can be transparent, which means that they are even more subtle. This is a positive point for many people who are considering braces.
We will x-ray or scan your teeth, and take an impression of them using putty. This will help us to decide whether ceramic braces are the perfect choice for you. If they are, you will be invited in for an appointment to have them fitted.
Once they’re in place, they will be tightened periodically until you’re happy with what your teeth now look like. Once they are in the position that you were hoping for, you will be able to have them removed, and we will polish your teeth carefully, giving you a nice, bright smile to go home with.
You will need to care for your ceramic braces well because it is important that your teeth are kept in the best possible condition while they are in place. This means that you will need to brush and use mouthwash twice each day, just as you should normally. In addition, it is a good idea to avoid foods that might stain your teeth, as this will make your braces leave lighter marks on your teeth when they are removed.
When it comes to flossing, you might find that this is a little more difficult when you have braces fitted, however it is still important that you floss on a regular basis. This is because when you have braces fitted, you are likely to find that food will get stuck in your teeth more often than normal, so flossing is key.
At the end of your treatment, you should be happy with what your teeth now look like. We will be able to remove your ceramic braces, however, it is more than likely that you will need to wear a retaining brace, at least at night.