Ceramic Clear Braces Specialist

Ceramic Clear Braces Specialist in Brooklyn, NY

Ceramic clear braces are similar to traditional metal braces, with the exception of them being not only discreet to wear but are much more comfortable to wear than that of metal braces. Contact Friends Family Dental and Orthodontics today to see if you would be a good candidate for ceramic clear braces. Visit us online to book an appointment. We serve patients from Brooklyn NY and surrounding areas.

Ceramic Clear Braces Specialist Near Me in Brooklyn, NY
Ceramic Clear Braces Specialist Near Me in Brooklyn, NY

Table of Contents:

Are clear braces the same as ceramic?
Are ceramic braces less painful?
How are ceramic braces removed?
Do ceramic braces work faster?

Are clear braces the same as ceramic?

Ceramic braces are the same as clear braces, they have a clear or tooth-colored ceramic bracket that attaches to each tooth with metal wires, and clear or tooth-colored rubber bands, this type of brace was created to provide more discretion for the patient that has them.

The only clear difference between metal braces and ceramic braces is the fact that one is made of metal, and one is ceramic. Other than that, they both provide the same outcome, similar cost, and time frame to straighten the teeth of a patient.

Ceramic braces offer just an effective way of straightening teeth while providing more discretion than that metal braces. If you are interested in ceramic braces, contact Friends Family Dental and Orthodontics today to see if they are right for you.

Are ceramic braces less painful?

The fantastic thing about the modern-day teeth aligners is the fact there are so many options to choose from which allows you to choose the best fit for your life. There are many other benefits to choosing ceramic braces including that they are less painful. Many patients have found ceramic braces to be much more comfortable, especially in comparison to other options like metal braces. Ceramic braces are made of high-quality materials that were not abrasive, meaning no irritation of gums or even to the sides of your mouth. These are common complaints that have been mentioned by metal brace patients, the only way to help the irritation with metal braces is to apply bulky wax to the metal bracket. This is a huge benefit to wearing ceramic braces.

Another benefit to wearing ceramic braces is they are more cosmetically pleasing to have. These are often more favored by adults over children, as they are less noticeable than the alternatives to teeth straightening appliances. This is because they are made from translucent materials, or tooth-colored wires to allow them to be quite discreet. As we get older, we tend to feel more insecure about many things, this includes our teeth, even if we are working to straighten them, many patients find they are still insecure about wearing them, this is why ceramic braces are so popular, as they provide the discretion, as well as the pain-free wear that many look for.

How are ceramic braces removed?

The removal of ceramic braces is similar to other types of braces, they are completed in steps to ensure each piece is removed carefully, and effectively.

Step 1:
Remove the brackets and wires in one entire piece to keep the integrity of your teeth intact. A customized pair of pilers have been created to apply the pressure necessary for braces to be removed, this will be applied to each individual bracket per row. The pressure will loosen the bracket that is held onto each tooth, and allow it to become free. This will be completed for each bracket until all have been removed.

Step 2:
Remove the dental cement which is what kept the brackets and wires on the teeth. Our orthodontist will carefully remove the cement by polishing it away with a small tool.

Step 3:
You will be supplied with a retainer once the ceramic clear braces are removed. The retainer is necessary to apply pressure to keep your teeth in the proper position. You will wear the retainer which is custom created for your teeth from a mold that was taken after the braces have been removed. This retainer may be temporary depending on your teeth, and will often be worn only when you are sleeping.

The entire removal process usually takes no more than an hour to complete.

Do ceramic braces work faster?

Ceramic braces take around the same length of time as traditional metal braces, usually, they take between 18 to 36 months to completely straighten your teeth. For more information, call us or book an appointment. We serve patients from Brooklyn NY, Manhattan NY, Bronx NY, Hoboken NJ, West New York NJ and surrounding areas.