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Ceramic Braces in Dallas, TX

Many people who want straighter teeth are open to trying braces but would like a less obvious appearance than the standard metal braces. Patients in Dallas, Irving, and the surrounding communities in Texas who would like a better smile with a more subtle appearance can visit Dr. Scott Evans to learn more about ceramic braces.

What are ceramic braces?

Ceramic braces, sometimes referred to as “clear braces,” are a less obvious option for people who require this type of orthodontic treatment. Unlike the traditional metal braces, ceramic braces are the same color as the teeth and are thus not as dramatic in appearance, especially when looking at someone from a distance.

Who is a good candidate for ceramic braces?

People who need braces but do not want to feel like they stand out in a crowd may want to ask about ceramic braces as an alternative to metal braces. However, the type of braces you get depends on several factors, such as the need for extractions or dental surgery, the length of time you will need to wear the braces, and if any type of jaw surgery will need to be performed. Also, whether you will need to wear any type of headgear with your braces may determine the best type of braces.

What are the advantages of ceramic braces?

  • The brackets more closely match the color of the teeth, so they are less conspicuous and noticeable.
  • They do not stain.
  • The brackets adhere to the teeth just as well as metal braces.
  • They may be a more comfortable option for people whose gums and mouth are more sensitive to metal.

What are the disadvantages of ceramic braces?

  • Ceramic braces are not entirely inconspicuous since they are held tightly in place by a metal wire and bands, similar to those used with traditional metal braces.
  • Although the brackets do not stain, the bands may stain over time, making them more noticeable. However, these bands are usually changed monthly.
  • Ceramic braces tend to be a more expensive option than traditional metal braces.
  • Ceramic braces may require a longer period of wear than metal braces and are not recommended for patients with more severe conditions.

Wearing braces has never been less noticeable, thanks to ceramic braces. To find out more about this treatment option, patients in Dallas, Irving, and the surrounding communities in Texas can call Dr. Scott Evans at 214-506-0054.