Porcelain Ceramic Braces Cerritos CA

Porcelain Ceramic Braces

PORCELAIN CERAMIC BRACES IN CERRITOS, CA

It may be finally time to get braces and correct those crooked teeth! But what if you or your teen don’t like the look of metal braces? Porcelain ceramic braces might be an option. If you need braces in Southern California, Orthodontist of Cerritos can help with the latest innovations.

WHAT ARE PORCELAIN CERAMIC BRACES?

Porcelain ceramic braces, also called “clear braces” or simply ceramic braces, are a great way to straighten teeth with a more invisible look. They work pretty much identically to traditional metal braces and are a favorite option with teens and adults for their clear appearance.

The main difference between porcelain ceramic braces and traditional metal braces is that ceramic braces use “clear” or tooth-colored brackets made out of durable porcelain ceramic.

HOW DO PORCELAIN CERAMIC BRACES WORK?

Porcelain ceramic braces are frequently recommended by orthodontists because they are highly effective in correcting misalignments that can negatively impact the teeth and jaw. These clear braces work almost exactly like traditional metal braces. They consist of a bracket (now made of ceramic), wires, and connecting elastics. As the wires are adjusted over time, the teeth are gently guided into the correct position.

Ceramic Braces Cerritos CA
Porcelain Braces Cerritos CA

HOW DO CERAMIC BRACES DIFFER FROM METAL BRACES?

Porcelain ceramic braces have the main benefit of being hard to see because they blend in with the teeth. For this reason, older kids and teens love them, as well as working adults.

Many of our patients also find ceramic braces to be a lot more comfortable than metal braces because metal brackets tend to have sharper, pointier edges.

The main downside with porcelain braces is the ceramic is slightly more prone to breakage than metal. (That said, they are still very durable!) Therefore, orthodontists are careful in adjusting clear ceramic braces. A little less tension can be held in the wires. This means that you might need to wear your ceramic braces for a little longer than traditional metal braces, a few years overall.

CAN I COMBINE CERAMIC BRACES WITH METAL BRACES?

If ceramic and metal braces both work by the same principles, you may wonder if you can wear them both at the same time. Yes and no. You cannot combine ceramic and metal brackets in the same set of braces on the same set of teeth. This would not work because ceramic and metal brackets work at different levels of tension.

However, you can get ceramic braces on your top teeth and metal braces on your bottom teeth, which aren’t that visible. In fact, this is a common solution for people who choose braces and want an affordable but invisible look.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF CERAMIC BRACES?

Clear ceramic braces are safe and effective in aligning teeth to create a visually even, attractive smile. Having your teeth straightened isn’t just a cosmetic concern. Poorly aligned teeth can cause problems from friction to jaw problems that can create a whole host of issues.

Ceramic braces win out over metal braces in the appearance and comfort categories, but did you know they can also help when you have dental X-rays taken? That’s right. The ceramic won’t interfere with the imaging, so we can keep better tabs on what’s happening with your teeth.

Finally, ceramic clear braces can be a cost-effective option. While they may be a little more than old school metal braces, they are typically less expensive than Invisalign clear aligners, which are another popular choice for people who want a less visible orthodontic solution.

HOW DO I GET STARTED WITH CERAMIC BRACES?

If you think you or your child might be a candidate for ceramic braces, contact us at (562) 203-0549 to set up a consultation. When you visit Orthodontist of Cerritos, our orthodontist, Dr. Hamid Barkhordar, will conduct a comprehensive examination to determine whether you or your child might benefit from braces. He will discuss the options and whether ceramic braces will be right for your particular situation.

Ceramic Braces Cerritos CA

HOW MUCH DO CERAMIC BRACES COST?

The average cost for ceramic braces is between $4,000 and $7,000. We offer financing plans that can break that cost down into convenient monthly payments. Our helpful front desk staff will work with you to come up with a financial solution that brings you and your family a great smile!

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