When most people think of braces, they think of a mouth full of metal brackets and wires, but braces today can be much more discreet. While metal braces are one option, ceramic braces are another. Dr. Martirosyan, our Glendale ceramic braces expert, can help you decide if ceramic braces are right for you.
Ceramic braces use ceramic instead of metal for the brackets that are attached to the teeth. These brackets tend to be either semi-translucent or tooth-colored so that they are nearly invisible against your teeth, and the only visible part of the braces will be the wire. Dental ceramic is strong and durable, and they are unlikely to chip or break unless badly misused. They can be used just like standard metal braces, are just as comfortable and easy to wear, and require the same type of care. Dr. Martirosyan, our expert in ceramic braces in Glendale, can help you decide if ceramic braces are right for you.
Glendale Ceramic Braces
The brackets are placed using a strong dental cement. Individual brackets are placed on each tooth and bands are attached to molars. These bands will anchor the archwires. The wires are attached to the brackets using ligatures. Although the brackets are unlikely to discolor, the ligatures might, so you may need to avoid any potentially staining food or drink during treatment. You may also need to skip any foods that could damage your braces, like popcorn, nuts, and gum. Dr. Martirosyan, our Glendale ceramic braces expert, can help you understand any dietary limitations during treatment.
You will need periodic adjustments. These adjustments will keep your teeth moving in the right direction. Dr. Martirosyan, our expert in ceramic braces in Glendale, will adjust the wire and replace the ligatures. We will check to ensure your teeth are progressing as expected. Between visits, keep your teeth as clean as possible to minimize the risk of dental disease. Brush after meals, and floss carefully.
If your smile is not everything you want it to be, we can help. Call us today to learn more or to schedule your orthodontic evaluation with Dr. Martirosyan, our Glendale orthodontist.