Ceramic braces are an attractive alternative to metal braces as they are much less noticeable. The brackets are a similar size and shape to metal brackets but are clear or tooth coloured and so blend in more. Ceramic braces are the best treatment option for patients with extreme irregularities that might not suitable for Invisalign (clear aligners) treatment. With ceramic braces at Gosforth Dental Surgery, you can be sure of getting great results.
Clear or Ceramic brackets are fitted to the front of your teeth. Flexible archwires are fitted into the brackets and slowly spread to a curved archform. This ‘elastic recoil’ gently pushes the teeth into proper alignment. The archwires are changed when needed throughout treatment. Additional forces can be created with clear elastic bands when required.
No. With the white braces the wires and brackets are white (tooth –coloured) brackets and so they are barely visible. People will notice if they are stood close to you but from a distance they will not even tell that you are wearing braces. We have samples of different braces in our Newcastle dental practice, your dentist will show you the different types during your consultation.
Today, adults are becoming a larger segment undergoing braces treatment. Although it is best to have braces as a kid, it is never too late to get braces on. With better technology and availability of aesthetic / invisible braces at Gosforth Dental Surgery, it is relatively easy for an adult to wear braces without any compromises.
This is generally not an emergency unless you are going to get your braces off soon. Although it is not an emergency always contact our Newcastle dental practice before your next visit so your dentist can allow extra time to replace it.
For the first few days it will affect your speech and you may salivate more, like with any orthodontic treatment but after the first 7-10 days everything should be back to normal.
If you’d like more information on white tooth coloured braces, or any of our orthodontic treatments, we’d be delighted to see you for a consultation at Gosforth Dental Surgery. Your dentist will go through all your questions and together find out if white tooth coloured is the right brace for you. We can also explore your other options, so you’ll have all the information you need to make an informed decision.