There are many ways in which your teeth can be straightened including fixed braces and removable braces. There are new and interesting ways of straightening your teeth and no matter what your preference, you will find braces that will be comfortable for you. Previously there were very few options of braces available but today you can get braces which you can comfortably wear to school or to your workplace. The ceramic braces are great if you need an option of braces that are not very noticeable yet do not compromise on effectiveness.
Having straight teeth is very important as you are able to easily clean them thus ensuring that your oral health is maintained. Having crooked teeth can make it difficult to clean in between the teeth which can lead to an accumulation of plaque which eventually results in tooth cavities and even gum disease. Using clear braces gives you a great smile and proper facial features which give you the confidence to perform at your workplace or even in school as a student. Straight teeth will allow you to speak clearly so that you need not worry if you are to give a speech or face an interviewing panel.
About Ceramic Braces
Ceramic braces consist of brackets which are made from ceramic material and they are normally translucent or in the colour of the teeth. The archwire that connects the brackets is in a white or silver colour so that it is not very noticeable. The ceramic braces work in the same way as metal braces whereby the braces put continuous and gentle pressure on the teeth and jaws to shift them gradually to the required position. The wires are tightened from time to time by the orthodontist to guide the treatment process. Ceramic braces are durable and are easy to remove once the treatment period is over. There are different brands of ceramic braces that are available including the Damon braces.
Damon ceramic braces use brackets which do not require elastic or metal ties and the arch wires used are made using high technology. A slide mechanism which is passive ensures that the arch wires remain in place on the brackets. This mechanism allows your teeth to move freely as there is less friction which means that your treatment period is reduced. These braces do not require tightening and this means that your dental appointments will not be as many. Only minimum adjustments are required on the braces and they are gentle on your teeth and gum tissues. Damon braces also take into account your facial features so that as your teeth are straightened, your facial symmetry is also corrected giving you the perfect smile.
Ceramic braces are smoother than metal braces and therefore do not irritate the gums much. These braces have brackets which are semi-translucent or in the colour of the teeth. The semi-translucent brackets are well suited for white teeth and you can use the tooth coloured brackets if your teeth have a darker shade. Ceramic braces are strong and durable and they do not break or chip easily. This means that they will serve you well for the entire duration of your treatment.