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Ceramic braces are increasingly a popular alternative to traditional braces with men and women in London wanting to straighten their teeth and smile. They are made from clear tooth coloured ceramic material, which makes them just as effective as metal braces and yet much less noticeable. As a result, ceramic braces are often a popular option with patients wanting to straighten their teeth without making it obvious that they are wearing braces.
Ceramic braces can often be more expensive that traditional braces, however, most patients consider the discreet nature of ceramic braces to be well worth the higher price.
96% of patients
are extremely satisfied with their treatment at Whites Dental.
Dr Eillot has treated over 2,200 brace cases and is one of the UK’s most experienced practitioners. He achives results beyond just braces. He has over 10 years complex orthodoritcs experinces .
We are conveniently located in London Waterloo, right across from Southwark Tube station.
We have invested in the ground breaking iTero 3D digital scanner. We will show you a simulation of how your teeth will move throughout your treatment and also how your new smile could look at the end of your treatment.
Your Answers on Ceramic Braces
What are the benefits of ceramic braces?
Discreet nature –ceramic braces are known for their discreet nature. They use clear tooth-coloured ceramic material that match the shade of your teeth. They can also be paired with tooth-coloured wires to make the entire brace system very discreet and much less noticeable. Patients who prefer to straighten their teeth love ceramic braces as a result.
Increased comfort – the ceramic brackets employed are usually smaller than the ones used for metal braces, which in turn causes less discomfort and irritation to the patient.
Increased stain-resistant –the elastic bands that are used to hold and maintain tension in the orthodontic wire are also white in colour or clear, thus making them less susceptible to getting stained.
Ceramic braces or metal braces – what should I choose?
The key components of ceramic braces and metal braces are essentially the same. They both contain brackets that attach to the front of the teeth, an arch wire and elastic bands. The two key differences are that ceramic braces come with tooth-coloured braces and wire whereas metal braces employ metal brackets, making the ceramic brace system a lot more discreet. The second difference comes down to the cost of treatment – ceramic braces are usually more expensive than metal braces. It all therefore comes down to individual preference, whether you prefer discreetness or a cost-effective treatment. Our dentists can discuss your individual needs in more depth during the braces consultation.
Why have ceramic braces not replaced metal braces completely?
Most braces patients, young and old, say to us that one of their biggest concerns with braces treatment is having a mouth full of metal brackets. It completely changes your face and smile. A less visible and discreet option to metal braces should have made ceramic braces the universal braces treatment of choice for every patient – so why haven’t they? The answer is twofold. The first is that many young patients like to make a choice and want to make a statement with their choice of braces. Metal braces provide the patient a choice of different brace styles: squares, stars, hearts and more. They can also choose elastic bands of various colours, adding to their distinctive personal statement. The second part of the answer is the extra fee associated with ceramic braces. Ceramic braces can cost more than metal braces and some patients prefer the more cost effective nature of metal braces. All said and done, ceramic braces can be a great braces treatment option for many patients – they straighten teeth in a manner that is less noticeable.
Do ceramic braces cost more than traditional metal?
Ceramic braces use special tooth coloured clear ceramic material for its brackets. As a result, ceramic braces typically cost more than metal braces. The exact difference in cost depends on the length of the treatment and also on the brand of ceramic braces you choose to use. We would say that ceramic braces usually cost between 20% to 40% more than similar metal brace systems. Why not book a complementary consultation with one of our dentists to get an accurate price.
For more information on metal braces, or to obtain a price comparison for the differrent braces available please visit our respective site pages or contact our team for a free consultation, in clinic, online or by email or chat.
At Whites Dental, our orthodontics team try their hardest to provide a comprehensive ceramic braces treatment to our patients to help them achieve their dream smile. If you are looking to straighten your teeth with ceramic braces, why not book a free consultation with one of our dentists – we are conveniently located in London Waterloo.