Porcelain Ceramic Braces Whittier CA

Porcelain Ceramic Braces

Porcelain Ceramic Braces Whittier, CA

If you like the idea of getting a straighter, more beautiful smile but hate the thought of metal braces, we have options for you. While most patients think Invisalign® is the best option when it comes to aesthetics, another viable option is porcelain ceramic braces in Whittier. These are ideal for patients who want an aesthetically pleasing option but aren’t good candidates for Invisalign®.

What Are Porcelain Ceramic Braces?

Porcelain ceramic braces in Whittier are similar to metal braces in that they’re made of the same three components – brackets, an archwire, and rubber bands.

In this case, though, the brackets are made of porcelain instead of metal. Porcelain is a type of ceramic that is heated to create a translucent shade of white, which allows us to match the brackets to the natural color of your teeth.

The archwire, too, can be made of metal or another substance that is clear or white. The rubber bands come in a variety of colors as well, including white or clear.

What Are the Benefits of Porcelain Ceramic Braces in Whittier?

The biggest advantage of porcelain ceramic braces is that they blend so well with your teeth. While they’re not as “invisible” as Invisalign® clear aligners, they don’t stand out nearly as much as traditional metal braces.

Another benefit is that clear brackets tend to be smaller and rounder than metal brackets, making them significantly more comfortable than traditional braces.

Finally, due to the latest orthodontic technologies, we can use brackets and bonding agents that prevent enamel demineralization, which can cause the tooth to change color under or around the bracket.

Are Traditional Braces Stronger Than Clear Braces?

Yes, metal brackets are stronger than porcelain. That’s not to say that the porcelain brackets are weak. In fact, they’re much stronger than most people think and are still a good option for complex orthodontic cases.

Porcelain Ceramic Braces Whittier CA
Porcelain Ceramic Braces in Whittier CA

Are Porcelain Ceramic Braces as Fast as Metal Braces?

The brackets on your teeth sustain a lot of pressure as your teeth shift. Too much pressure can cause the porcelain brackets to chip or break. That’s why porcelain braces can, at times, take a bit longer than metal braces. By slowing the shift, we prevent too much pressure and keep the brackets intact. It can take 18-36 months to achieve proper positioning with porcelain ceramic braces in Whittier.

Will Clear Braces Stain?

Of all the components of clear braces, it’s the rubber bands that are most likely to discolor. And while modern ceramic materials are less susceptible to staining, that doesn’t mean that they can’t stain. This is why we recommend brushing at least twice a day and avoiding or reducing foods and beverages that stain, including:

  • All types of coffee/tea/soda
  • Berries
  • Red and white wine
  • Acidic foods (tomatoes, mustard, etc.)
  • Certain spices like turmeric

Do Porcelain Ceramic Braces Cost More?

Clear braces tend to cost a bit more than metal braces. They average between $4000 and $7000 (the high-end cost of metal braces is around $6000). Many insurance companies cover a portion of the cost of clear braces, but it depends on:

  • The company
  • Your policy
  • Age limits

How Do I Care for Clear Braces?

You’ll care for porcelain ceramic braces in Whittier the same way you do metal braces. Brush twice a day (preferably with an electric toothbrush). Floss once a day (utilizing floss threaders). Good oral health investments for anyone – but particularly those starting orthodontic treatment in Whittier – include an electric toothbrush and a WaterPik.

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We Care About Esthetics, Too!

Your Whittier orthodontist understands that metal braces might not be optimal for you or your child. That’s why we offer numerous orthodontic treatment options. During your consultation, we’ll explain which options fit your needs the best – including finding the most aesthetically pleasing option for your needs. We want to help you feel confident during and after your orthodontic treatment in Whittier.

Interested In Aesthetically Pleasing Orthodontic Treatment Options?

Contact us today to schedule an appointment. We can help determine if you’re a good candidate for porcelain ceramic braces in Whittier.


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