The Benefits and Disadvantages of Ceramic Braces

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An orthodontist may recommend that braces are fitted for a number of reasons. For example, they can be used to correct the alignment of teeth that are crooked. For other people, dental practitioners say they will help with overcrowding by moving teeth into better positions. They can be used to correct both over and under biting. Whatever the reason for having them, the sort of braces that will be fitted are important.

Ceramic braces are a common alternative to metal braces these days but few people know what the pros and cons are compared to the commonly seen metal type. Ceramic braces can be a favourable choice for a lot of patients, particularly if they are concerned about the appearance of their smile. Read on to discover more about their potential upside and any problem areas you ought to know about.

Benefits of Ceramic Braces

  • Ceramic braces were first introduced by orthodontic practitioners in the 1980s so they are a tried and tested form of tooth alignment device. There is no need to worry that they are newfangled and untested.
  • Ceramic braces use brackets that are tough these days and they won't stain as easily as ones you might have heard of. In the 1990s, their reputation for staining put some people off using them. Some patients have reported that ceramic braces are less uncomfortable for them, largely because they don't tend to irritate the gums as much as other options.
  • Ceramic braces are fitted with a semi-translucent ceramic bracket, meaning that they blend in with the natural colour of your teeth no matter whether you happen to have very white ones or a set of teeth which is more off-white in tone.
  • Ceramic braces are incredibly durable these days and almost as tough as metal ones. The high-quality ceramics used mean that they won't chip or fracture unless they are severely abused.

Disadvantages of Ceramic Braces

  • There is no doubt that ceramic braces cost more than metal ones, so be prepared to fork out for them
  • Ceramic braces are larger and feel bulkier despite the fact they blend in better.
  • Some patients are unsuited to ceramic braces because they are not capable of withstanding as much pressure as metal braces. For this reason, some people who need extensive treatment to correct multiple teeth are advised to stick with metal ones.
  • Ceramic braces may be more obvious in a visual sense than other options, such as clear braces.


25 January 2018

Travel With An Australian Dentist:  The Best In The World

Miranda Raff here. My brother is a stressed-out dental student, so I'm starting this blog on his behalf. I work in a travel agency and my brother is mortified by the number of dental tourism stories I bring home. I book short holidays for people who seem as though they are going to enjoy some relaxation in an exotic country, only to learn that they plan to have cheap dental procedures. Whilst there are good dentists in developing countries, according to my brother, the complex procedures these people plan to have simply can't be finished in such a limited time. This blog is an attempt to inform you about the high skill levels and advanced technology found in Australian dental surgeries. New techniques are being developed every year and Australian dentists are at the forefront of offering these solutions. I really hope this blog helps you to appreciate our dentists.