Pros and Cons of Clear Ceramic Braces

Do you ever feel self-conscious about crooked or crowded teeth? If so, it’s time to schedule an appointment with our cosmetic dentist in Holly, Michigan. Dr. Bandy may recommend clear ceramic braces so you can achieve a straighter, more attractive smile.

Here’s what you need to know about the main pros and cons of ceramic braces.

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Pro: Clear Braces are Discreet

Not everyone wants to draw attention to their teeth during orthodontic treatment. For this reason, Dr. Bandy may recommend ceramic braces. These braces use clear ceramic brackets with tooth-colored wires to blend in with the rest of your smile.

Clear dental braces can be perfect for patients who may feel self-conscious with having metal on their teeth. People will still be able to tell that you have braces if they’re standing close, but clear braces are much more discreet than traditional metal braces. This is ideal for people who may attend college classes or work public-facing jobs.

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Pro: You Can Achieve Your Dream Smile

Do you ever smile with your lips closed or cover your mouth while you laugh? If so, it’s worth asking Dr. Bandy if you’re a candidate for clear ceramic braces. Ceramic braces exert constant but gentle pressure on your teeth, which move them into perfect alignment over time.

During your orthodontic consultation, Dr. Bandy will be able to determine how long you’ll need to stay in clear ceramic braces to achieve the results you want.

Pro: Braces Help Improve Your Oral Health

It’s difficult to properly clean teeth that are too crooked or crowded. For this reason, many people seek out orthodontic treatment when they start to experience problems with their oral health. For example, it’s not uncommon for cavities to form between teeth that are hard to floss.

Our cosmetic dentist will be able to help you improve your oral health through orthodontic treatment. That way, you’ll be able to maintain a smile that is both attractive and healthy.

Con: Elastic Ties Can Stain

Transparent ceramic braces are resistant to stains. Unfortunately, we can’t say the same about the elastic ties that hold the wires to the brackets. For this reason, you’ll need to maintain good oral hygiene during orthodontic treatment. This means brushing your teeth after every meal and flossing once a day.

To avoid staining your elastic ties, we recommend carrying a travel-sized toothbrush and tube of toothpaste with you wherever you go. That way, it’ll always be easy to maintain good oral hygiene while you’re away from home. We also recommend avoiding staining foods and drinks like coffee or red wine.

Request an Appointment with Dr. Bandy

Dr. David Bandy is an experienced cosmetic dentist in Holly, MI. He’s also accepting new patients and would be more than happy to welcome you to our practice. To schedule an appointment, please call Bandy Dental at (248) 634-9251. You may also fill out our online contact form and someone from our team will reach out to you soon.

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