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Ceramic Braces

What are Ceramic Braces?

Ceramic braces work in much the same way as traditional metal braces except that they use state of the art technology to make them virtually invisible. We use Inspire ICE™ brackets for our ceramic braces. These are crystal clear and virtually disappear regardless of the colour of your teeth. It is the only completely transparent bracket on the market and offers patients an aesthetically pleasing solution.

What does treatment involve?

After an initial consultation with the dentist your ceramic braces will be ordered. The braces are then fixed to the teeth by the dentist, after which it will be necessary to visit the dentist every 6 to 8 weeks or so to assess progression of your teeth.

What are the advantages of Ceramic Braces?

  1. Ceramic braces work in the same way as conventional metal braces but the big benefit of course is that they are far less visible, avoiding that old fashioned ‘train tracks’ look.

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Are there any disadvantages?

There are some disadvantages to ceramic braces, as described below:

  1. It is usually more expensive than conventional braces due to their cosmetic quality
  2. The tooth coloured arch wires can become discoloured if you don't maintain good oral hygiene
  3. Not as 'invisible' as some other similar brace systems

How long is treatment for ceramic braces?

There are a number of factors which determine how long treatment takes when wearing ceramic braces, one being severity of your orthodontic problem in the first place. The braces are fixed onto the teeth to ensure constant pressure with results able to be seen in 12-18 months.

How much do Ceramic braces cost?

The cost for ceramic braces will vary according to various factors, as it does with many other cosmetic brace systems. On average, Ceramic braces cost from £3000.

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