Superior Orthodontics in Harper Woods and West Bloomfield, MI
If you want a straighter smile but Invisalign or traditional braces aren’t for you, you still have options. At Superior Orthodontics we offer clear braces. Here you can learn more about what exactly clear braces, sometimes called ceramic braces, are and why they might be right for you.
What Are Ceramic Braces?
Ceramic braces function similarly to traditional braces. They use brackets and wires to move your teeth into the desired positions. The big difference is that ceramic braces are practically invisible. The metal brackets are replaced with clear ceramic ones. This offers you a subtle alternative to noticeable metal brackets. It’s great for patients who might be self-conscious about having braces.
The Benefits of Ceramic Braces
Ceramic braces are translucent. It’s a great new technology that’s available for almost every client! Many people opt for clear aligners or Invisalign when choosing braces. They don’t want their orthodontic journey visible. Ceramic braces make this point moot. They give you the invisibility you crave without sacrificing treatment time. Ceramic braces will move your teeth in 18-36 months while Invisalign often takes much longer. Choosing ceramic braces ends up saving you both time and money. As mentioned, many choose ceramic braces for aesthetic reasons. That’s why you’ll be happy to know that ceramic braces won’t stain or wear over time. Broken brackets and wires are a thing of the past with this orthodontic treatment.
Overbites and Malocclusion
Many patients find out the hard way that they aren’t eligible for clear aligners. They most likely have a misalignment or malocclusion that needs stronger intervention. This doesn’t mean they have to subject themselves to traditional braces. Ceramic braces to the rescue! If you have problems with your bite, ceramic braces can help. They’ll correct problems with your bite or misalignments so your smile is picture-perfect.
The Cons of Ceramic Braces
The truth is, there are none! Ceramic braces are a great option offered to you by our dental team. Some patients are put off by the cost, but they end up saving themselves money in the long run with ceramic braces. Having a straight smile is great for your self-confidence and your health. Patients with straight teeth struggle less with keeping their smiles healthy. That means fewer trips to the dentist for cavities and root canals. Say goodbye to missing work or school for pesky appointments.