Ceramic Braces

What Are Ceramic Braces?

Dental braces are used for orthodontic treatment in Singapore to correct the misalignment of teeth. Braces have both aesthetic and functional benefits. Besides creating a lovely smile, having your teeth properly aligned also makes it easier to maintain good oral hygiene. There are several types of braces, each with their own advantages and disadvantages. The type of braces that you should use will depend on your aesthetic preference and lifestyle.

Ceramic braces straighten teeth in the same way as traditional metal braces. The components include brackets, wires and elastomerics. Ceramic brackets come in polycrystalline and monocrystalline options and these determine the translucency of the braces. While commonly more expensive than metal braces, there are a number of reasons why you should consider ceramic dental braces.

How they compare to metal braces?

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  • Clear ceramic braces have more aesthetic appeal than metal braces. They are less noticeable on your teeth than metal braces, which can be a huge advantage if you are looking for a more discreet option when straightening your teeth.
  • Traditional ceramic braces are a good alternative for patients who have metal allergies. However, wires used still contain metal elements like nickel, titanium, stainless steel etc.
  • For patients who require regular imaging tests in the head and neck region e.g MRI scans, metal braces can cause interference with the signals and render these scans inaccurate. Ceramic braces, on the other hand, do not disturb these signals, and thus avoiding this problem altogether.

Who Should Get Ceramic Braces?

Ceramic braces may be a good choice if require a more aesthetic option to straighten your teeth. They are an attractive option for working professionals or students as they don’t involve metal brackets or wires and are ideal for people who want to straighten their teeth without drawing attention to themselves.

Special notice should be taken to the delicate nature of traditional clear ceramic braces as the clear or white elastomeric ties tend to be more easily stained. Those interested in them should keep this in mind and avoid certain foods and beverages. Cost would also be an important consideration due to these aesthetic options being more expensive.

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At The Braces Practice Singapore, we understand that everyone has different needs and preferences, which is why we take the time to get to know each patient on a personal level. We can then make recommendations based on the needs, future plans, and overall lifestyle of each person. We like to think of our clinic as one that does not compromise on dental care quality and we strive to provide the best care for every patient that walks through our doors.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How long do ceramic braces take to straighten teeth?

Dental ceramic braces typically take approximately one to two years to straighten teeth, although the exact time may vary depending on individual conditions. These braces work similarly to traditional metal braces but have tooth-coloured or clear brackets that make them less noticeable. Throughout the treatment, periodic adjustments and check-ups with an orthodontist are necessary to ensure the teeth are moving correctly. Patience and consistent care are essential for successful results.

What is the process of getting ceramic braces?

Getting ceramic dental braces in Singapore involves several steps. First, you will have a consultation with your dentist to assess your teeth and discuss treatment options. If ceramic dental braces are chosen, your dentist will take impressions of your teeth for study models. During the installation appointment, the brackets are bonded to your teeth, and archwires are attached. Over time, you will need periodic adjustments to tighten the wires and gradually align your teeth. Regular dental check-ups and good oral hygiene are also important throughout the treatment process.

When is the right time to get ceramic braces?

The right time to get ceramic braces in Singapore depends on individual circumstances and the recommendation of a dentist. In general, it is best to consider braces once most of the adult teeth have erupted, typically around the ages of 12 to 14. However, it is never too late for ceramic dental braces, as they can be beneficial for people of any age seeking to correct their teeth alignment. Our dental experts at The Braces Practice can help you determine the most appropriate timing for ceramic braces based on your specific dental needs.

Who can benefit from ceramic braces?

Clear ceramic braces can benefit individuals of various ages who require teeth straightening. They are particularly suitable for those seeking a less noticeable orthodontic option, as the tooth-coloured or clear brackets blend with the natural teeth. Ceramic dental braces are effective in correcting mild to moderate dental misalignments, such as crooked teeth, overcrowding, or gaps. Consulting with a dentist is crucial to determine if ceramic braces are the right choice for your specific dental needs and goals.

Where can I get ceramic braces?

You can get ceramic braces in Singapore from a dental clinic that offers services for dental alignments, such as The Braces Practice. Our dentists are professionals who are trained to diagnose and treat issues related to teeth and jaw alignment. Our experts can provide personalised recommendations based on our patient’s personal needs. Potential patients can schedule a visit with us via WhatsApp message for an appointment at our Holland Village or Bedok clinics.

What is the difference between ceramic braces and metal braces?

The main difference between dental ceramic braces and metal braces is the material used for the brackets. Clear ceramic braces have tooth-coloured or clear brackets that blend with the teeth, making them less noticeable compared to the metal brackets of traditional braces. However, the underlying mechanism and treatment process is similar for both types. Ceramic braces are a popular choice for individuals seeking a more discreet orthodontic option, while metal braces may be more cost-effective and are suitable for complex dental cases.

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