Omni Dental Specialty
Endodontics, Oral Surgeons, & Orthodontics located in Oxnard, CA
Many people avoid orthodontic treatment because they don’t want to wear traditional metallic braces. At Omni Dental Specialty in Oxnard, California, the team of expert orthodontists offers a number of treatment options, including ceramic braces. If you dream of achieving a straighter and more aesthetically pleasing smile, call or use the online booking tool to request your free consultation today.
Ceramic Braces Q & A
What are ceramic braces?
Ceramic braces are very similar to traditional braces, but instead of using metal brackets and wires, they feature a clear or tooth-colored framework. Ceramic braces blend in more naturally with your teeth, so they’re an excellent option if you want a more attractive smile, but feel self-conscious about wearing an oral appliance.
What are some of the benefits of ceramic braces?
Ceramic braces offer an array of benefits over traditional metal braces. Ceramic braces are customizable; metal braces only come in one color, but ceramic braces come in all colors of the rainbow.
They’re also far more discreet than traditional metal braces, due to clear and tooth-colored options being available.
Ceramic braces also don’t interfere with diagnostic imaging tests like X-rays. Traditional metallic braces often cause interference.
Am I a good candidate for ceramic braces?
Anyone who has all of their adult teeth but is unhappy with the aesthetic appearance of their smile can benefit from ceramic braces.
Ceramic braces are also a good choice if you want to keep your braces discreet. This makes them an excellent treatment option for busy professionals, working parents, and college students.
How long does treatment with ceramic braces take?
The length of orthodontic treatment varies from patient to patient and depends on your aesthetic goals for treatment. Generally, ceramic braces take between 18-36 months to straighten your teeth.
Ceramic braces aren’t as tough as metal braces, so as your teeth move, the team regularly replaces your brackets. Be patient and follow your Omni Dental Specialty provider’s instructions as carefully as possible.
Is it possible to stain ceramic braces?
Ceramic braces are stain-resistant, but the elastic ties that connect them to your brace's wires aren’t. To prevent stains on your ceramic braces:
- Brush and floss regularly
- Avoid dark-colored beverages like coffee and soda
- Avoid foods that stain like pasta sauce and blueberries
- Visit your orthodontist regularly
If you wear ceramic braces, you’ll also want to quit smoking and using chewing tobacco, as both products can leave yellow or brown stains on your teeth and the components of your braces.
Orthodontic treatment options like ceramic braces provide an effective and subtle means of achieving a Hollywood-worthy smile. To request your consultation at Omni Dental Specialty today, call the office or use the online booking tool.