Ceramic braces

Ceramic braces

We do not always inherit perfect teeth from nature, but in modern dentistry there are quite effective methods for correcting defects in their growth. One of the most common is teeth straightening with braces. Among the systems existing today, we would like to highlight ceramic braces – structures with high aesthetic characteristics that perfectly fulfill the functions assigned to them.

The first bracket systems appeared in 1728 and were invented by the Frenchman P. Fauhard. The metal strips in them were attached to the teeth with threads. Modern designs were developed only 200 years later, and at first they used gold and metal alloys for their manufacture.

Types of ceramic braces

There are two main types of ceramic braces:

  • ligature;
  • ligature-free.

Ligature constructions are classics of orthodontics. They are fixed with elastic rings or wire, are effective, reliable and, importantly, affordable.

Ligature-free braces (self-ligating) were developed in the USA, and they reduce the number of visits to the orthodontist to a minimum and greatly simplify oral care. To hold the arc, small grooves with closing edges are used here, and the ligature-free ceramic bracket system itself is larger than the classic ligature one. The sliding clamps, which are equipped with the structure, allow much faster replacement of the arc.

Ceramic braces: main advantages

Ceramic braces appeared more than 20 years ago and during this time have undergone many modifications, which in most cases determine their advantages:

  • Wearing comfort is guaranteed by the smooth ceramic surface and the rounded shape of the braces.
  • Color fastness. Ceramic models are resistant to staining with pigments contained in tea, coffee, wine, fruits and other products, so the braces will retain their original color throughout the entire service life.
  • Reliable fixation on the teeth. The design of ceramic braces allows them to be securely fixed on the surface of the teeth, which guarantees a problem-free wearing of the system.
  • High aesthetic characteristics. Ceramic braces, especially those with a white arch, are almost invisible on the teeth, which is one of the determining factors when choosing braces.
  • Hypoallergenic. The materials of ceramic braces are hypoallergenic, so there are no contraindications for their installation for both children and adults.

Indications for installing braces

Installation of braces is shown in the following cases:

  • anomalies in the development of individual teeth, dentition, occlusion;
  • in case of diction disorders, which are the result of an incorrect bite;
  • muscle and joint dysfunction;
  • imperfection of the profile with an incorrect bite.

Contraindications for installing braces are:

  • teeth affected by caries;
  • a large number of fillings;
  • severe somatic diseases.

How is ceramic braces installed?

Installation of braces is quick and painless, and it only takes a few visits to the orthodontist. At the first visit, the oral cavity is examined. In some cases, some preparation of the oral cavity is carried out before braces are installed. First of all, they pay attention to the treatment of inflammatory processes in the gums and caries, carry out professional cleaning. If there is no need for treatment, a plan of further actions is drawn up and the approximate cost of treating disorders with the help of braces is determined.

The treatment plan is developed after the patient’s full-face and profile photos, a panoramic image of the teeth, and a teleradiography of the skull are taken. At this stage, the final cost of the treatment is determined, and during the next visit, the doctor will install the braces.

The system consists of individual braces, which are fixed to the enamel of the teeth with a special glue, and then connected together with arcs. The procedure is rather painstaking and requires a high concentration of attention, therefore it takes about 2 hours.

In the future, once every 1-3 months, the doctor adjusts or replaces the arc in order to maintain pressure, which corrects the direction of tooth growth. If the braces come off for any reason, the doctor replaces them with new ones. In some cases, patients may feel a little discomfort, minor violations of diction are possible, but all this goes away within a few days. The duration of treatment depends on the age, the severity of the bite pathology, but on average, the course of treatment lasts 10-24 months.

Hygiene during braces treatment

Our recommendations for oral care when wearing ceramic braces:

  • brush your teeth after every meal;
  • use multidirectional movements of the toothbrush, which will help to clean the bracket systems more efficiently: first, perform circular movements with the brush, and then sweep;
  • the movements of the brush should not be sharp so as not to violate the integrity of the system;
  • if it is not possible to brush your teeth, be sure to rinse your mouth with water or mouthwash after eating.

Lingual braces installation at Amel Dental Clinic

Aesthetics, hypoallergenicity, biocompatibility are the main advantages of ceramic systems, which, combined with an affordable price, makes them the number one choice for most patients, including those who have set themselves the goal of becoming the owner of the notorious “Hollywood smile”. They are suitable for long-term use, so they can correct significant dental defects.

You can make an appointment with a doctor by filling out an application on the website of the dental clinic Amel Dental Clinic, Dnipro (Dnipropetrovsk). You can get a free consultation using contact numbers or one of the communication channels indicated on the website: Telegram, Facebook, WhatsApp, by e-mail. You can find out the prices in the price list on the website or from our managers by phone.

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He has 13 years of practical experience behind him. She is a certified specialist in dental alignment in the German Incognito system and the American Invisalign system, which give the patient an excellent result and give the smile of a dream. Completed dental practice in New York. Thanks to the practice and knowledge gained in various specialized courses, Alexey always clearly analyzes the clinical situation and offers patients the optimal treatment that gives an effective result. With his work, he proves that it is possible to correct bite defects and create an ideal smile for patients of all ages, no matter how complex the pathology is. Alexey pays special attention to training, regularly takes courses and master classes, improving his skills, mastering the latest treatment methods. He devotes his free time to traveling and interesting books.
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