By Waters Orthodontics
November 06, 2018
Category: Oral Health
Tags: Braces   Metal Braces  

Find out whether or not tooth-colored braces are the best orthodontic treatment for you.

Metal BracesAre you dealing with a crooked, misaligned smile? If so, then you may feel rather embarrassed or uncomfortable to smile in public. In some cases, this misalignment may even affect how your teeth function. Luckily, orthodontic treatment can help improve not just the appearance but also the health of your smile. Orthodontic treatment has come a long way over the years, and now our Easley, SC, orthodontist, Dr. David Waters, offers more discreet treatment options from which to choose.

What are ceramic braces?

Okay, so when you think of braces you most likely think of traditional metal braces, right? That’s pretty understandable, they’ve been around forever! However, imagine if the same bracket-and-wire design existed, but now instead of metal, the brackets were made from a transparent material. In some cases, the wires may also be transparent, too. This is what ceramic braces look like!

Ceramic braces take on the exact approach and function as traditional braces, the only difference being the material used. After all, traditional braces are able to fix a variety of dental issues, including more complicated movements and even the shifting of jaws. Despite these benefits, our Easley, SC, orthodontic dentist understands that many teens and adults don’t want their braces to be obvious to the whole world. In this case, ceramic braces can still give you the results you want in a more discreet way.

How to Care for Your Ceramic Braces

This is one thing you’ll really have to consider before deciding whether ceramic braces are for you. Caring for your braces doesn’t have to be difficult, but it will take some getting used to—you’ll have to learn to brush and floss around brackets and wires in order to keep your teeth and gums clean and healthy.

Of course, since your ceramic braces are transparent, it’s now more important than ever to maintain good oral hygiene to prevent your braces from becoming stained. While it can be a major benefit to wear braces that blend in with your teeth, if you don’t properly clean and care for your braces, discolorations can set in.

Furthermore, there are certain foods and drinks that you’ll want to avoid if you want to keep your braces free from stains. Any foods or drinks that can produce stains, such as tomato sauce, coffee, tea, or red wine should largely be avoided if you want to keep your braces looking their very best.

Call Today!

Are you interested in finding out more about ceramic braces or any other options we offer in Easley, SC? If so, don’t hesitate to call Waters Orthodontics today at (864) 855-6360 to schedule your free consultation. A straighter smile is just a phone call away!