Ceramic Braces

NYC Cosmetic Dentists Serving Manhattan and New York, NY

Perhaps you would prefer an almost-invisible orthodontic option to correct the alignment of your teeth. If so, you might find ceramic braces the correction of choice. They are as strong as the more traditional braces made of metallic materials, and yet resist staining.

What Sets Ceramic Braces Apart?

Created from composite materials to blend in with the color of your teeth, they are very much less discernible than the metal braces once so common. With ceramic braces, because their structure is “tooth-colored” and the miniature rubber bands that hold the arch wires to the teeth are also tooth-colored or even colorless, once the orthodontics are in place, they are much less noticeable.

Why Ceramic Braces?

Like all related orthodontic devices, ceramic braces have multiple benefits:

  • They straighten misaligned teeth
  • Bring imbalanced jaws into correct alignment
  • Raise the level of your oral well-being; without correction, crowded and cooked teeth can be difficult to clean properly, leading to periodontal disease

Additionally, when your teeth and jaws are poorly aligned, the extra effort required to chew your food may strain your muscles and tendons, causing long-term pain.

With such substantial benefits, it is easy (and worthwhile!) to learn and practice effective routine orthodontic cleaning at your home—and it's actually similar to the routine you would use without your orthodontics.

Taking Care of Ceramic Braces

Because bits of food can become lodged in the brackets and wires, be diligent about frequent (and thorough) brushing and flossing, especially after meals, to avoid cavities and the buildup of tartar. Even more important: to keep your ceramic braces from breaking or becoming loose, it's best to give up some foods (think hard and/or sticky) for the duration of your treatment:

  • Candy
  • Tough vegetables
  • Nuts
  • Hard-crusted bread and pizza
  • Bubble gum

Keeping your eye on your goals of straight teeth, pain-free chewing, and---best of all---the strong and all-but-invisible orthodontics that will help you reach them, you may find that ceramic braces are your best choice. For more information and a thorough orthodontic evaluation, call NYC Smile Design at (212) 574-4660 or contact us online today.