Ceramic white braces
Braces that has a similar color of your teeth color, correct your teeth alignment without ffecting your smile
Ceramic braces are considered one of the aesthetic alternatives to the traditional metal braces, and it is similar to it in all respects except that this braces consist of small white pieces made of reinforced porcelain, these pieces are called brackets or braces.
Each of these pieces contains a small slot into which the straightening archwire is inserted and the wire is fixed inside the slot by rubber bands” Tie”. The porcelain material is characterized by its resistance to staining so that its color never changes after it is placed on the teeth. Because of its white color, it becomes difficult to notice its presence on the teeth, except at very close distances.
The ceramic brackets are attached to the teeth by means of special dental cement, simply, with no pain, and without any need for anesthesia (and without inserting nails or screws into the teeth, as some may imagine).
The first appointment (for placing braces) usually lasts for half an hour to an hour, after which we do follow-up sessions every 4-6 weeks to remove the old rubber bands, replace the archwire with a larger wire if necessary, and fix it with new rubber bands. These periodic sessions usually take from 10 to 30 minutes each.
The ceramic braces require special care from the patient, the food residues around the braces must be cleaned after each meal to protect the dental health and avoid tooth decay and gum swelling, and bleeding. Patients should also be careful when eating, stay away from hard food items (Such as olive kernels, bone pieces, or hard bread), or those that stick to the teeth (such as toffee, caramel, or chewing gum), avoid opening the caps of bottles with the teeth and should avoid violent sports.
At the end of the treatment period, the ceramic braces are removed using special tools without the need for dental anesthesia, and with no pain. After that, the adhesive residues are cleaned from the teeth surface, so the tooth enamel outer surface usually returns to its normal shape after cleaning it, if there were no decay or deep staining around the braces due to the lack of care for the dental hygiene, as mentioned earlier.