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Ceramic Braces: Treatment, Procedure, Cost and Side Effects

What are Ceramic braces? How is the treatment done? Are there any side effects? How long does it take to recover? What is the price of the treatment in India? Are the results of the treatment permanent?

What are Ceramic braces?

Ceramic braces are used for the correction of teeth and pose as a viable alternative to metallic braces. They are clear in appearance and look nicer on the teeth of the wearer.

They are tough in built and do not stain the teeth easily. They have been widely used to correct the position of the teeth and are highly recommended

The ceramic braces, in addition to their clear appearance gradually straighten the teeth, and are very comfortable to wear. They do not cause any side effects, and easily shape up your teeth in a year or so. They work on the same principles as metallic braces, and give the face a proper smile with healthy teeth.

They are almost invisible giving the wearer no scope of being conscious about his or her appearance. Although on the expensive side, these braces make for a better choice in terms of time, money and effort invested.

Unless there is a severe dental issue, ceramic braces can be used. For more adverse cases, ceramic braces do not help much and the larger and more noticeable metal braces should be utilised. Ceramic braces also help in curing cross bites, deep and open bites and also repositioning of the teeth.

How is the treatment done?

Ceramic braces have to be put on professionally by a dentist at the clinic.

This process requires the dentist to fit the braces using a metal archwire and an elastic band which holds every single tooth. Sometimes this archwire is replaced with a silver one, depending on the need of the wearer.

It takes around 20-30 minutes to fit in the ceramic braces. The individual takes about a week to get used to the new addition on his or her teeth.

These braces are best suited for repositioning of the teeth and do its job efficiently, worn for longer periods by the wearer.

Who is eligible for the treatment?

Ceramic braces are open to all age groups. Children from the age of 6 can wear braces easily, depending on their needs. Even teenagers and adults can wear if they sport a dental condition which requires care.

Who is not eligible for the treatment?

There is no age bar or distinction to wearing braces.

Are there any side effects?

Braces help in repositioning the teeth. Hence during that time, the teeth would be subjected to force. One has to ensure to maintain the teeth properly as braces can make the gums itchy. However, there are no further side effects because of braces.

What are the post-treatment guidelines?

It is essential for the wearer to use retainers after braces are done with. These retainers help in keeping the shape and position of the teeth as the moment you stop wearing braces, the teeth can get incorrect if taken care of badly. The force goes the minute the braces are removed, hence retainers help in keeping up with the position and shape of the teeth.

How long does it take to recover?

The treatment of teeth through ceramic braces and the retainers following the treatment take more than a year to set shape.

What is the price of the treatment in India?

Ceramic braces are more on the expensive side, costing around Rs. 50,000 to Rs. 70,000.

Are the results of the treatment permanent?

Yes, the results of ceramic braces remain permanent if adequately taken care of with retainers, helping the teeth to retain their new shape and position for life.

Popular Questions & Answers

I have gap on my front teeth, what is the cost of its treatment and what is the duration of treatment?

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hello lybrate user.... the gap can be reduced by using orthodontic treatment.. but at your age, it takes more than two years to complete.. you can also go for veneer, but it have chances of reprocedures or Ill fitting.. thank you..

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Dear lybrate-user, this case does sound a little complicated, why do you say 100 % deep bite, if it is so it should be corrected by an orthodontist by opening the bite. Also if there is spacing in the canine region it should be addressed, now a da...
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I have little broken front tooth because I met an accident .can this get cured and what can be the charges approximately. Please let me know it's a request. thank you.

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Yes, it can be fixed. But before commenting on any treatment protocol, I need to see the clinic picture and/ or the radiograph of the fractured tooth.

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