Ceramic Braces in Charles County and St. Mary’s County, MD
Serving Charles County and St. Mary’s County in Maryland with convenient offices in Waldorf and Leonardtown, Sequence Orthodontics provides ceramic braces and other innovative orthodontic solutions to local residents to improve their smile and oral health.
What Are Ceramic Braces?
Ceramic braces, also called porcelain braces or clear braces, work much the same way as traditional braces and offer the same benefits during the same treatment period; however, the brackets are made from a clear, transparent ceramic material, making these braces less visible than traditional metal braces.
What Is the Difference Between Ceramic Braces and Regular Braces?
Ceramic braces are made from a clear porcelain material that is less visible than traditional braces, providing a cleaner look while accomplishing the same benefits as traditional braces.
Who is a Good Candidate for Ceramic Braces?
Anyone over the age of seven may be an ideal candidate for ceramic braces or other orthodontic treatment, although length and type of treatment may vary according to individual characteristics, such as age, orthodontic condition, budget, and lifestyle. Ceramic braces are an excellent option for teens and adults who are worried about their appearance while wearing braces.
Does it Hurt to Wear Ceramic Braces?
The application of ceramic braces is typically not painful, but you may experience some discomfort as your teeth begin to shift due to the pressure from the wires and elastic ligatures. You may also experience some discomfort following orthodontist adjustments, and this may last several days. Over-the-counter pain medication normally provides relief, and dental wax may also be applied to the braces to prevent them from irritating the inside of your mouth. Our staff will provide you with detailed instructions on how to use the wax at your application appointment.
What Should I Do Next?
If you live in Charles County or St. Mary’s County, Maryland, and want to straighten your teeth but don’t want to wear metal brackets, contact our Waldorf or Leonardtown office to schedule an appointment to discuss ceramic braces and other options at Sequence Orthodontics.