What are ceramic dental braces and how to care for them? - المركز الطبي لرعاية الأسنان

What are ceramic dental braces and how to care for them?

Ceramic Braces for Teeth, Everyone desires to have even and good-looking teeth, which is why people resort to getting braces. However, the unattractive appearance during the treatment period is a drawback. Therefore, doctors have worked on providing another type with a better appearance while maintaining the same effectiveness as traditional braces – ceramic braces for teeth, which we will discuss in this article.

Ceramic Braces for Teeth

Ceramic Braces for Teeth

Ceramic Braces for Teeth

Ceramic braces for teeth are considered one of the best types of clear fixed braces. They are made of ceramic material, which is transparent and blends with the natural color of the teeth, giving a good appearance during installation. This type is used to treat various severe dental problems such as misalignment, crowding, and gaps between teeth. They work in the same way as traditional metal braces, relying on pressure and tension to move the teeth, which we will discuss in the following paragraphs.

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Advantages of Ceramic Braces for Teeth

Ceramic braces for teeth are one of the options doctors resort to due to their numerous advantages, including:

  1. They have a good appearance during the installation period.
  2. Guaranteed effectiveness and stable, successful results.
  3. They realign the teeth evenly next to each other.
  4. They increase the efficiency of teeth functions, such as chewing and grinding food.
  5. They fill the gaps between teeth.
  6. They correct teeth misalignment and crowding. To learn more about correcting misaligned teeth, read the following article.
  7. They restore a good appearance to the jaws after treating their protrusion.

Disadvantages of Ceramic Braces for Teeth

Despite the many advantages of ceramic braces for teeth, they also have some drawbacks, including:

  • Ceramic braces are among the most expensive types of braces compared to other types.
  • They cause pressure and some pain on the teeth and jaw bones due to their large size.
  • Ceramic braces may be prone to breakage or erosion easily.
  • They require special care as they are susceptible to color change.
  • The patient may experience gum inflammation and swelling due to friction with the brace components.

How Ceramic Braces for Teeth Work

The method of installing ceramic braces for teeth is very similar to traditional metal braces, relying on pressure and tension. This technique works when the doctor bonds the brackets and applies pressure to control the tooth movement, connecting them with a strong plastic wire. The doctor then tightens the wire periodically to move the teeth into their natural position. All components are connected with rubber bands that help guide the teeth to their desired location.

This technique performed monthly by the doctor during the braces installation period moves the teeth 1 mm every 3 weeks, helping achieve aligned teeth and an attractive smile within the required timeframe.

How Ceramic Braces for Teeth Work

How Ceramic Braces for Teeth Work

Stages of Installing Ceramic Braces for Teeth

Installing ceramic braces for teeth is a simple procedure performed by the doctor, which goes through several stages, including:

First Stage:

  • The first session involves a complete diagnosis of the teeth and a thorough examination to identify the patient’s problem and develop a suitable treatment plan.
  • The patient undergoes a set of diagnostic procedures on the teeth and mouth using X-rays, as well as on the jaw bones to ensure their health.
  • Panoramic photos of the teeth are taken to determine the teeth movement and the locations of the brackets that will be used during the braces installation period.

Second Stage:

  • If the patient has a dental problem, such as cavities or gum inflammation, it must be treated before installing the braces.
  • If the patient needs to have extra or baby teeth removed, it must be done before installation.
  • Taking measurements and dimensions of the teeth and mouth using optical scanning and sending them to the lab to prepare the braces.

Third Stage:

  • This stage begins with a deep cleaning of the teeth and mouth to remove bacteria, calculus, and deposits.
  • The doctor places brackets on all teeth and ensures they are securely bonded.
  • The plastic wire is inserted between the brackets and tightened to move the teeth.
  • Rubber bands are installed to connect the brace components and guide the teeth to their natural position.
  • After ensuring the braces are working correctly, the doctor provides instructions for caring for the braces and teeth during the installation period.

Candidates for Ceramic Braces for Teeth

Ceramic braces for teeth are used to treat various conditions, including:

  1. When the patient has uneven or misaligned teeth.
  2. If the teeth are severely misaligned or crowded.
  3. The presence of wide gaps between the patient’s teeth.
  4. Issues with the patient’s bite, such as a deep or reverse bite.
  5. The patient suffers from a noticeable protrusion of the jaws.
  6. Problems with the teeth’s ability to chew and grind food properly.

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Candidates for Ceramic Braces for Teeth

Candidates for Ceramic Braces for Teeth

How to Care for Ceramic Braces

During the installation of ceramic braces, there are several things that must be done to care for them, including:

  1. Establishing a daily routine for caring for the teeth and braces during the treatment period.
  2. Using a soft-bristled toothbrush with a small head to reach between the teeth and brace components for deep cleaning.
  3. Choosing toothpastes containing ingredients that protect against cavities, such as fluoride, or prevent tooth sensitivity.
  4. Using dental floss to remove food debris between the teeth and brace components.
  5. Rinsing with a mouthwash containing ingredients that kill and prevent the growth of bacteria.
  6. Avoiding habits like nail-biting or opening things with the teeth, which could cause the braces to break.
  7. Avoiding foods high in sugar and starch.
  8. Avoiding carbonated and caffeinated beverages.
  9. Replacing hard, sticky, and crunchy foods with softer alternatives that are gentle on the teeth and braces.
  10. Adhering to regular visits with the doctor for checkups and brace adjustments.

Duration of Wearing Ceramic Braces

In normal cases, the duration of wearing ceramic braces ranges from 12 to 18 months. However, this duration may vary depending on several factors, including:

  • The patient’s adherence to visiting the doctor for brace tightening and adjustments.
  • The severity of the dental condition being treated.
  • The doctor’s experience and skill in adjusting the braces.
  • The patient’s age, which directly affects the treatment duration.

Factors Affecting the Cost of Ceramic Braces

Currently, it is difficult to determine a fixed cost for ceramic braces, as it is influenced by various factors, including:

  1. The patient’s age when getting the braces.
  2. The treatment procedures performed by the doctor on the patient’s teeth before installing the braces.
  3. The doctor’s expertise and skill in installing the braces.
  4. The number of sessions required by the doctor to treat the dental condition with the braces.
  5. Any repairs performed by the doctor in case of brace damage.
  6. The severity of the dental condition being treated.
  7. The diagnostic procedures performed on the patient’s teeth before getting the braces to ensure their health.

Cost of Ceramic Braces

The cost of ceramic braces in Egypt in 2023 ranges from 32,000 to 42,000 Egyptian pounds in private centers, and from 12,000 to 20,000 Egyptian pounds in governmental hospitals or clinics.

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