Ceramic coated braces are just like traditional bracket and wire braces, only the hardware has been coated with a porcelain-ceramic material. The ceramic coating can be shaded to match your natural tooth enamel, making it harder for the casual observer to notice your braces. If any part of the ceramic coated hardware comes loose or is damaged, it will increase the total amount of time you need to wear them.
Your natural tooth enamel stains faster and deeper than the ceramic coated braces. If you enjoy dark foods and drink or you use tobacco products this can cause a noticeable contrast. You should refrain from using tooth whitening products as this could be very noticeable when your braces are later removed.
Chewing gum, eating stick or hard foods can damage your braces. These things have the potential to bend wires and bands or even break a bracket loose from one of your teeth. If something is damaged, and irritating your mouth, you can secure the damaged braces in the orthodontic wax you were given when the braces were fitted. Then call us immediately to schedule an appointment.
It’s important to maintain good oral hygiene. Interdental brushes, floss threaders with waxy floss and dental water jets are all handy tools to help you clean food particles and plaque from between teeth and your braces.
If you have questions about how to maintain your ceramic coated braces or you are due for your next adjustment, please feel free to call us at 408.251.7901 to schedule your next appointment.