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Here at Phan Orthodontics our orthodontic team will often recommend braces as an effective option to realign your teeth. Ceramic coated braces are identical to traditional wire and bracket braces, where the hardware has been coated with a porcelain-ceramic material. This coating can be shaded to match your natural tooth enamel, making it hard for the casual observer to even notice you have braces.

It’s important to remember that if any part of your braces are damaged or bent or you have one or more teeth develop cavities, it will most likely increase the duration of time you need to wear ceramic braces.

Chewing gum and eating sticky foods is one of the more common causes of bent wires and loosened brackets. At the same time, it’s also a good idea to cut back on eating crunchy foods, hard candy or chewing on ice.

Your braces need to be cleaned twice a day, while you are brushing and flossing your teeth. Cleaning away food particles and plaque from your braces by brushing and flossing alone, can sometimes be a challenge. You might want to try using a water jet, interdental brushes or a floss threader with wax coated floss can help keep these hard to reach places clean.

If you have questions about how to maintain your ceramic coated braces, or some part of your braces is damaged, you should not delay in calling Phan Orthodontics’s office in San Jose, California at 408.251.7901 to schedule an appointment.