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Ceramic Braces: Everything You Need to Know

Ceramic braces straighten and realign the teeth by correcting orthodontic problems such as underbites, overbites, jaw joint disorders, and incorrect jaw positioning. They have brackets that are usually made of porcelain, ceramic or even plastic. At Ragan Orthodontics in Dallas, either clear or colored brackets are available depending on the color of your teeth.

Can I Get Ceramic Braces?

These braces are best for adults and older teens. This is because adults and teens can better control what they drink and eat. Most of the adults who visit us for teeth straightening opt for clear ceramic braces, unlike some teens who prefer colored braces. However, our orthodontist in Dallas will advise you on the best braces.

How Do I Take Care of the Braces?

Once you get braces, you will need to make sure to look out for your teeth. Ceramic braces come with tiny spaces that trap food and cause accumulations of plaque. Therefore, it’s important to keep your teeth clean whenever you have braces.

How Effective are Ceramic Braces?

Although the effectiveness of any type of braces relies on the kind of orthodontic problem you may be facing, ceramic braces are a great choice if you want to correct misalignment. This is because they are tough and can help put more pressure on the teeth.

Ceramic braces give similar results as metallic braces since they are the same shape and size. Here are 3 advantages of the ceramic type:

  • They are tough and non-porous.
  • They can be easily removed.
  • They are discreet, unlike metallic brackets that are more visible.

Schedule Your Appointment

For more information about ceramic braces and your other treatment options, including Invisalign®, consult our orthodontist and team at Ragan Orthodontics in Dallas. Our professionals have vast knowledge and experience in all types of braces. We are always glad to help you look and feel better with a healthy and bright smile. Contact us today to book an appointment and learn more!