Ceramic Braces Ceramic braces are made of clear materials and are therefore less visible on your teeth than metal braces. For this reason, ceramic braces are used mainly on older teenagers and adult patients who have cosmetic concerns. While they are visually less prominent, they do require more attention to oral hygiene as ceramic braces are larger and are more brittle than their metal counterparts. For these reasons, ceramic braces tend to be used more on upper front teeth than on lower teeth.
The type of braces you get depends on a number of factors:
The extent of your treatment, such as:
¬ The severity of your bite or tooth crookedness problems
¬ If extractions are necessary
If jaw surgery is necessary
¬ If headgear or other special appliances are necessary
¬ The amount of time you will need to wear braces
The preferences of your dentist or orthodontist
How much you are willing to pay
How long you will be in braces to correct your problems
Your desire ...
Would you feel embarrassed in metal?
Are you only willing to straighten your teeth if Invisalign is used?
Do you prefer the look of ceramic or sapphire?
Don't you care, as long as the outcome is good?