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Ceramic Braces

Ceramic Braces

Ceramic braces are fixed braces consisting of brackets that are made out of materials that can be entirely transparent and will allow the natural shade of the teeth to show through, or which can be made from ceramic in a shade which matches the colour of the teeth. Fixed braces are often a good option for straightening teeth as they allow the teeth to be repositioned more precisely, and using ceramic brackets helps to make this type of brace much less visible. The ceramic braces can be combined with tooth coloured or clear coloured wires, helping to ensure these braces are discreet as possible.

What Orthodontic problems can be treated with Ceramic Braces?

Ceramic braces can treat exactly the same type of orthodontic problems as traditional fixed braces. They are very good for correcting teeth that are overcrowded or which have unwanted spaces in between them, or teeth that are rotated or protrusive. Ceramic braces can also be used to correct overbites where the upper front teeth are biting too far forward of the lower front teeth, underbites where the lower front teeth protrude too far forward of the upper front teeth, and open bites where the front teeth fail to occlude or bite together, even when the back teeth are touching. Ceramic braces can also be used to correct crossbites, where some of the upper teeth bite inside the lower teeth.

What are the benefits of choosing Ceramic Braces?

The main benefit of choosing ceramic braces is their discreet appearance. These braces are much more cosmetically appealing than traditional fixed metal braces and are still able to deliver the same results. The ceramic brackets will not stain so should be able to retain the same transparency or colour right throughout the treatment.

What are the disadvantages of choosing Ceramic Braces?

The tooth coloured wires can discolour over time although this isn’t a major consideration as they are regularly replaced during treatment. They may not be recommended for lower teeth, especially if you have a deep bite as the hard ceramic material could damage the teeth.

What is the step-by-step process for having a Ceramic Brace?

The step-by-step process for having a ceramic brace fitted is as follows:

  1. Visit us at 33 Dental Practice to find out if a ceramic brace is the best choice for you.
  2. Next, your orthodontist will need to take impressions of your teeth in order to plan your treatment.
  3. When you return to your orthodontist to have your brace fitted, you’ll need to have your teeth thoroughly cleaned first.
  4. Your orthodontist will glue the brackets onto your teeth, making sure they are firmly bonded into the correct positions.
  5. The next step is to attach the wires and any elastics or ties, and these will be adjusted to begin moving your teeth.
  6. You’ll need to visit your orthodontist at regular intervals to have your progress checked, and to have your brace adjusted as necessary.
  7. Once treatment is complete, your braces will be removed and you will need to wear a retainer to ensure your teeth stay in the correct position.

Do Ceramic Braces hurt?

It’s perfectly normal to feel some discomfort when your braces have been fitted. This is because your teeth and tooth roots will begin to move, so some tenderness is perfectly normal. If the pressure is too much you may need to return to your orthodontist for the brace to be adjusted, but otherwise it should be possible to deal with any discomfort using over-the-counter painkillers.

How long does the Ceramic Braces treatment take?

The length of treatment is something that can only be determined by your orthodontist as it will depend on the severity of your bite problems. Most people will complete treatment within six months to two years.

How do will you eat, drink and clean your teeth whilst wearing Ceramic Braces?

You will need to spend extra time cleaning your teeth during treatment, and will need to clean your teeth after each meal. It is best to use special orthodontic brushes to clean around the brackets and wires. You will be given full instructions on how to clean your teeth by your orthodontist.

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COVID-19 update

Many of you will be aware that during the latest Covid 19 update dental practices have been given the green light to re-open the surgery from 8th June. Whilst this is good news, there are a number of procedures that we have being putting in place to make treatment safe for our patients and staff, as we are sure you will appreciate, this is taking some time to set up.

Our intention is, if at all possible to commence opening on the 8th June but this is entirely dependent on our ability to obtain training and appropriate PPE which as you know there is a great shortage of. This equipment will be essential for us to be able to operate.

From 8th- 29th of June we will be prioritising the most urgent of cases including those who have been experiencing problems during this lockdown period. We will contact you directly to arrange an appointment. This period may be extended if required.

Rest assured we are trying our utmost to source this PPE as soon as possible to enable us to extend our treatment further to include fillings, crown/bridge work, root treatments and surgical extractions, scale & polish ect.

We anticipate that it will be several weeks before we will be able to commence these more advanced procedures.

This is a rapidly changing environment which we are adapting to as quickly as we possibly can. We really appreciate your patience and understanding throughout this difficult period and look forward to welcoming you back to the practice soon.

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