Ceramic Braces in Highland Park
Ceramic braces are quite similar to traditional metal braces, however, the brackets are made of a ceramic material.
Then, these brackets are paired up with a white archwire and clear bands, making them virtually invisible.
These clear braces from our Highland Park, IL orthodontist are way less noticeable. From a few feet away, your best friend may not even notice that you have braces on.
Do Ceramic Braces Stain?
When they first came out, ceramic braces staining did tend to happen, especially because many of the braces were made of cheap plastic.
Today’s ceramic braces do not have that same problem and are able to retain their same color throughout your treatment plan.
At Dr. Jessica Cohen Orthodontics, we only use the best quality materials for all of our realignment hardware.
A 4 Part Comparison Between Metal & Ceramic Braces
While ceramic braces are tough, they’re made from a weaker material that can chip or crack upon impact. If you play contact sports where that’s a real possibility, metal may be your best option.
Metal braces tend to move your teeth slightly faster than ceramic, through ceramic braces are faster than Invisalign and because ceramic braces require less adjustments than metal braces, you won’t need as many visits to our orthodontic office.
While they are really close, metal braces are less expensive than ceramic.
This is certainly the biggest difference between the two options. Ceramic braces aren’t nearly as noticeable as metal.
Though the metal braces of today are much smaller when compared to what they used to look like, they aren’t transparent.
What we have seen is that ceramic braces are an ideal option for people (generally adults) who want to straighten and align their teeth, but also feel confident in social and professional situations. Ceramic braces are great for anyone, but especially those who play sports, have more severe misalignments, or are more interested in a shorter treatment time.
Ceramic is Not The Best Option for Severe Misalignments
Severe teeth or bite misalignments might not be suitable for ceramic braces, but these braces are well suited for the majority of cases.
Dr. Cohen will be able to explain the suitability of clear ceramic braces for your specific case and will determine if they are a suitable option for your needs.