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Ceramic Braces

Ceramic braces are similar to metal braces, but they use clear or tooth-coloured brackets rather than grey or metallic silver brackets and wires. Many people prefer ceramic braces over metal braces, because they’re less noticeable on your teeth. This can be a huge advantage if you’re considering braces and don’t want to feel self-conscious about wearing them. Some people also find ceramic braces more comfortable on the gums.

The downside of Ceramic Braces

Ceramic Braces do come with some disadvantages:

  • They are less resilient or absorbent to shock abuse or force than metal braces. Whether clear or not, ceramic braces are more brittle and sensitive to shock so that they can break, chip or fracture easily.
  • Ceramic braces cost more to the patient because they are more expensive for the orthodontist to procure.
  • Ceramic brackets generally present more friction when sliding the metal ties to adjust the brace which accounts for more effort and time in the process. But the latest generation of ceramic brackets with metal slots has made this a problem of the past.
  • Because ceramic is harder than enamel, teeth that bite or rub against the brackets can easily wear where the brackets contact the teeth. This is why ceramic braces don’t get recommended in certain teeth biting patterns or tooth anatomy such as those with long cusps on opposite teeth.


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