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Ceramic Braces

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About Ceramic Braces

At MyOrthodontist, with offices in Burgaw, Cary, Chapel Hill, Concord, Durham, Fayetteville, Greensboro, Mount Airy, Raleigh, Roanoke Rapids, Rocky Mount, Sanford, and Wake Forest, North Carolina, the skilled specialists are 5-star rated orthodontists. Learn how ceramic braces can help align your teeth by calling the nearest office or requesting a free orthodontic consultation online now

Ceramic Braces Q & A

Ceramic Braces

Since they are made of clear materials, ceramic braces are less visible on your teeth than metal braces. For this reason, ceramic braces are used mainly on older teenagers and adults who have cosmetic concerns. While they are visually less prominent, they do require more attention to oral hygiene, as ceramic braces are larger and 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 brackets of braces are glued to the surfaces of the patient’s teeth. Brackets can be made of stainless steel, ceramic, or other materials. An archwire controls the movement of the teeth and connects the brackets and the bands.

Most of the individual parts of ceramic braces are almost identical to that of traditional wire braces, with the primary difference being in the materials that make up the individual components. While metal braces are usually made of stainless steel, ceramic braces use a ceramic material that blends in naturally with your teeth and creates a more natural, discreet appearance.

Are there other clear alternatives?


MyOrthodontist is now offering a patent-pending Clear Aligner solution called MyClearALIGN! which, when paired with a Dental Monitoring Scan Box, allows you to be treated almost entirely remotely under the direct care of one of our licensed orthodontists. The most advanced care managed conveniently to your busy schedule.

Your 5-star rated providers at MyOrthodontist are ready to answer all your questions. Call the office nearest you or request an appointment online now



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