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Ceramic braces

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Visible result in 2-3 months
Installation time — up to 2 weeks
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Orthodontic treatment lasts for a long period of time, during which the patient will have to put up with the inconveniences, in particular, the visibility of the bracket system. Modern orthodontics solves the problem of aesthetics with ceramic braces — they repeat the color of enamel and are visible only at a very close distance.

Ceramic braces, like the classic metal braces, consist of locks and bars. The locks are made of polycrystalline aluminum oxide — a translucent strong material, the color of which is very close to the natural shade of the teeth. The metal arches in esthetic systems remain visible.

In ceramic ligature braces, the ligatures are secured to the locks with clear or white elastic ligatures (rubber bands). Ceramic is resistant to staining from foods, but the ligatures absorb dyes and become darker from large amounts of tea or coffee, which affects the aesthetics. The problem is solved by monthly replacement of the ligatures during activations.

Ceramic ligature braces

More modern self-ligating бbraces have a cover that holds the arch in the groove. Due to the absence of unnecessary elements, they are smaller and easier to clean. Ligature-free braces are comfortable for patients and doctors — activations are much faster and are required less frequently. Orthodontists usually recommend ceramic Damon Clear braces.

Self-ligating ceramic braces

Advantages and disadvantages of ceramic braces

Advantages:
  • High aesthetics
    They match the color of the tooth enamel as much as possible. From a distance, braces are almost invisible, but in the vicinity it looks like a beautiful accessory.

  • Reliable fixation
    The back surface of the braces is rough and adheres well to the teeth.

  • Comfort
    Light and smooth locks do not injure the mucous membrane.

  • Hypoallergenic material

Disadvantages:
  • Fragility
    Ceramics can crack when chewing solid foods, when eating too hot or cold, when opening and closing lids during activations.

  • Risk of darkening
    If you actively consume coloring products, smoke or do not maintain hygiene.

Which is better: ceramic or sapphire braces?

Ceramic — is not the only aesthetic material for braces. Often patients do not know which clear braces to choose: sapphire braces or ceramic braces.

Sapphire — is a hard material, and teeth coming into contact with a sapphire brace will wear away. Therefore, a sapphire system can be fitted as long as the teeth do not close on the bracket.

Ceramic braces require more care because they stain and darken from coffee or cigarette abuse. Sapphire braces, on the other hand, are completely clear and do not absorb food coloring.

Sapphire braces are completely clear and do not absorb food coloring.

Samoligating ceramic braces beat sapphire braces, which only come in ligature braces, in terms of speed and comfort.

Summary: sapphire braces can be chosen if you are doubtful about your hygiene and eating habits — they will definitely stay clear and will not crack. In other cases, treatment on ceramics is faster and more comfortable.

Which is better: ceramic braces or metal braces?

Ceramic braces are less durable and can break even when the arch is replaced. Over the course of orthodontic treatment, typically 1-2 ceramic retainers will need to be replaced, while metal can be worn without replacement at all.

Ceramic braces are less durable and can break even when the arch is replaced.

Fragility also accounts for the larger size of the bracket. Sometimes on the lower jaw it matches the width of the tooth, making it harder to clean the gaps in the teeth.

The material depends on how easy it is to wear.

The material determines how easily the arch slides into the lock, which is how quickly the teeth can be aligned. Ceramic has a slightly lower rate due to the roughness of the material. Treatment time with ceramic braces increases by an average of 1.5 times.

With Insignia digital treatment, all parameters are processed slightly worse in the computer program in ceramic than in metal braces. Consequently, the alignment time and the number of visits increase.

Summary: If aesthetics — is a matter of principle, choose a combined system: ceramic — on the upper row, metal — on the lower row. This is the optimal combination of beauty, speed and treatment efficiency.

Before and after treatment with a combined bracket system (ceramic brackets on the upper tooth row and metal brackets on the lower tooth row)

Care of Ceramic Braces

Ceramic requires the same responsible care as any braces: brushing, irrigation, flossing and periodic professional hygiene. But due to the specificity of the material, you will have to reduce the consumption of colorful products — red wine, coffee, black tea and add mouthwash to the care. Also, you should not eat hard food to avoid cracking the locks, and if the bracket does break, you should immediately visit an orthodontist and replace it.

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Installation of a ceramic bracket system

Ceramic braces, like other vestibular models can be fitted in two ways: direct and indirect fixation. Both methods are non-traumatic for the patient, but differ in speed and comfort.

Preparing teeth for placement

Before fixation of braces, the patient goes through several preparatory stages — consultation, diagnosis, discussion of the treatment plan, and sometimes even additional specialists: therapist, hygienist, surgeon. Teeth and periodontium before orthodontic treatment should be healthy and cleaned in a session of professional hygiene. Immediately on the day of placement, regardless of the method of fixation, the teeth must be treated for braces. First, the tooth enamel is etched with a special compound to improve bonding abilities. The composition is washed off and the teeth are covered with orthodontic adhesive. Only then can the ceramic locks be attached.

Straightforward installation of ceramic braces

The traditional way to secure braces to the teeth — is to glue the locks to the teeth one after another. Each bracket needs to be properly positioned with a special tool and shined with a lamp to activate and secure the adhesive. This process of fixing braces is quite labor intensive and takes a long time, during which the patient must be in the orthodontist's chair with his mouth open. Therefore, the whole procedure becomes less comfortable than indirect fixation of ceramic braces.

The process of direct fixation of ceramic braces is identical to that of metal braces.

Indirect fixation of ceramic braces

This method of installation requires prior training from an orthodontist. On the eve of fixing the braces, the doctor glues the locks to the exact impression of the patient's teeth in the right position according to the treatment plan. After that, the braces are transferred from the cast to a special mouthpiece.

Already at the appointment, after the patient's teeth have been treated, the orthodontist places the mouth guard with locks on the entire tooth row at once, the plastic mouth guard is removed and the ceramic braces remain on the teeth.

This method of retention is more precise in terms of treatment and more comfortable in the process.

Contraindications to ceramic braces

There are general contraindications to braces (not just ceramic braces). Who should not have braces fitted:

  • Patients with various diseases: cardiovascular, blood diseases, HIV, tuberculosis, acute mental disorders, diabetes and others.

  • Patients with gum disease, multiple caries, or missing most of their teeth. These contraindications are not absolute, after curing the oral cavity, braces can be installed.

Ceramic braces have their own specific contraindications to fitting:

  • Allergy to the materials — ceramic or metal used to make the back locks and arches.

  • Very small lower teeth that will be smaller than the ceramic lock itself.

Smoking and heavy consumption of colorful foods are not contraindications, but patients should be prepared for ceramic braces to darken or stain after some time.

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Cost of installation of ceramic braces

The cost of ceramic braces is made up of the price of the system itself, the price of installation, and the cost of maintaining the system during treatment. At the clinic «Konfidencia» Damon Clear ceramic self-ligating braces are fitted. These are high-tech, beautiful and comfortable braces from Ormco.

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