Ceramic braces treatment in our boutique King's Cross clinic
If you’d like to straighten your teeth with an inconspicuous fixed brace, ceramic braces might be the perfect solution for you. Made from a translucent material, the attachments blend nicely with your teeth and remain almost invisible. With ceramic braces, you have the steadiness of a fixed brace, securely bonded to your teeth, and the aesthetic of modern treatment, allowing you to keep showing your smile in your daily life and photos.
Tried-and-tested by orthodontists worldwide, ceramic braces have been used for children and adults and have helped transform thousands of smiles. Suitable for mild, moderate, and some complex cases alike, they are a beautifully-looking alternative to traditional metal braces at the same affordable price point.
Benefits of ceramic braces
With their translucent attachment and the option to use translucent elastics, ceramic braces can remain almost invisible.
With the securely bonded attachments, you won’t need to worry about forgetting or breaking your braces.
Compared to some modern alternatives, ceramic braces come at very affordable prices, even for more complex clinical cases.
Who are ceramic braces suitable for?
Ceramic braces are a fixed brace treatment, where translucent attachments are bonded to the teeth of the patient and a wire is passed through those attachments to help move the teeth in the desired direction. The treatment is designed and carried out by a specialist orthodontist, who utilises their knowledge and experience to create the desired final result.
This treatment can be used for people who have crooked teeth (overcrowding), gapped teeth, protruding teeth, as well as for some bite corrections such as mild overbite, deep bite, crossbite, or open bite. There are no limitations for patients’ suitability when it comes to ceramic braces – depending on the complexity of the case and biological factors, different patients will see different final results.
Ceramic vs metal braces
Both ceramic and metal braces are suitable for patients of all ages and in the hands of an experienced orthodontist will provide identical results. The two main difference between both brace types are:
- Visual appearance – ceramic brace attachments are translucent, and when bonded to the teeth, they blend nicely with the patient’s smile remaining almost invisible. Metal braces, on the other hand, are silver and people often compare them to jewels – they are visible when bonded to the teeth;
- Staining concerns – although modern ceramic braces are made from materials resistant to staining, persistent consumptions of colouring foods, coffee and tea, combined with poor oral hygiene may result in some staining of the attachments. This risk does not exist with metal braces.
Ceramic braces vs Invisalign's clear aligners
Although ceramic braces and Invisalign are both teeth straightening treatments, they’re quite different. Invisalign is a process, designed to follow a digital roadmap, created by the specialists at Invisalign’s headquarters. Using specialised software, they predict the teeth’ movement based on a predetermined final result and create a timelapse-like video that shows the patient progress with each new aligner.
Ceramic braces do not involve a digitalisation. The treatment relies entirely on the orthodontist’s knowledge, skills, and experience. Since ceramic braces come with fixed to the teeth attachments, many specialists tend to prefer them for more complex cases, mainly where a bite alignment may be involved.
And last, but not least – Invisalign comes with removable aligners which means that you take them off when eating and put them back on once you’re done and have brushed your teeth. Ceramic braces are bonded to your teeth, so you never risk losing or forgetting them.
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