Ceramic Braces from Provo to Payson, UT
Ceramic braces are an alternative to traditional braces and preferred by many of our adult patients who seek a straighter, healthier smile. Instead of using brackets constructed of high-grade stainless steel, our brackets are made of ceramic or high quality plastic materials that are translucent (clear). We frequently use clear or white elastic ties between the brackets to make them even less noticeable.
These braces are more cosmetically appealing than traditional braces, because the clear materials stand out less than stainless steel. Although this type of braces has the advantage of being less noticeable, it does have some minor drawbacks.
Ceramic braces are not as strong as their stainless steel counterparts, and patients with these braces will need to take extra care to prevent the need for repairs. A smaller issue is that the clear or white elastic ties can sometimes become discolored between visits.
Regardless of these potential drawbacks, ceramic braces are a wonderful option for our patients who are hoping for a straighter, more beautiful smile. Our adult patients especially love them, because they allow you to retain a professional, mature smile during treatment. We will do our best to instruct you on how to properly care for ceramic braces so that you can avoid potential issues and enjoy quality results.
At Trapnell Orthodontics in Utah County, we are excited to offer ceramic braces treatment to our patients. We know it can help you obtain the smile you desire with less noticeable hardware than traditional braces. Our team has the experience necessary to provide ceramic braces effectively, safely, and comfortably. We are ready to answer any questions you may have about this unique orthodontic option. Call us today or contact us here! We have offices in Provo, Springville, Spanish Fork and Payson.