Clear Ceramic Braces in Pflugerville, TX

Ceramic braces are a great option for those seeking orthodontic work to help address alignment issues. If you’re dissatisfied with the way your smile looks, the discretion of ceramic braces could be an option for you! Similar to traditional braces, ceramic braces use brackets and wires to shift teeth into the desired position. If you would like to learn more about ceramic braces at Pearls Orthodontics, call our Pflugerville office today to schedule your consultation!

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What are ceramic braces?

Ceramic braces are made of clear or tooth-colored ceramic. When comparing ceramic braces vs metal braces, patients who want a discrete option but prefer traditional braces often opt for ceramic braces. Ceramic braces are equally effective at correcting most bite and alignment issues as traditional metal braces. It’s important to note that ceramic braces are more vulnerable to staining than traditional braces. Patients should exercise the utmost care and attention when cleaning ceramic braces.

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What are the different types of braces?

In addition to ceramic and metal braces that sit on the front surface of the teeth, patients may opt for lingual braces that sit on the back of the teeth, offering another discrete option. Self-litigating braces use a system of brackets or clips to hold the archwire in place. Self-litigating braces are considered always active and allow for faster treatment

There are several braces options for patients seeking to address alignment and bite issues. In most cases, the type of braces used is left up to patient preference once the orthodontist has narrowed down appropriate treatment options. Some severe cases require traditional metal braces.

If you have further questions about alignment options, call Pearls Orthodontics today!

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Do ceramic braces take longer?

Though more discrete than traditional metal braces, ceramic braces don’t significantly extend treatment time. Both types of braces function similarly, with brackets and wires guiding teeth into alignment. While ceramic braces may require more attention to oral hygiene to prevent staining or discoloration, most patients can expect an average treatment time of a year to a year and a half.

Factors influencing treatment duration include the severity of misalignment and how responsive your teeth are to treatment. At Pearls Orthodontics, we will provide you an estimated treatment duration after your initial examination.