Ceramic braces explained
Ceramic braces are fixed on your teeth but are less visible than traditional fixed braces.
Ceramic braces use transparent, ceramic brackets and a wire which is put on the teeth to gradually straighten them. The wire is usually made of a thin metal, but white or plastic coated wires can also be used in some cases.
Benefits of ceramic braces
The main reason for having ceramic braces is that they’re discreet. Many people want to get their teeth straightened, but don’t like the look of traditional metal braces. Ceramic braces use the same technique as traditional orthodontics, but mean it’s much less noticeable that the braces are on.
Similarly to traditional orthodontic treatment, ceramic braces usually take around 18-24 months to straighten the teeth.
Cost of treatment
Ceramic braces are generally more expensive than traditional orthodontic treatment because of the cost of the materials used. You’ll have to attend an initial consultation to get an accurate quote, where your orthodontist can give you a cost for your individual treatment plan.