Braces are a type of orthodontic device used to move teeth or adjust underlying bone. Thanks to today’s technology, patients now have more options when it comes to wearing braces. While regular metal braces are still used at Graziano Orthodontics, clear braces and removable appliances have become an increasingly popular option at our Arrochar orthodontic practice.
Ceramic braces are made of a translucent materials and are most popular with our adult patients at Graziano Orthodontics in Arrochar, Staten Island. While they are cosmetically appealing, there are minor drawbacks to having clear braces. The ceramic brackets on your teeth are more fragile, which means you’re more likely to break them in comparison to the high-grade steel brackets used in traditional metal orthodontics.
If you have misaligned teeth, our dentists at Graziano Orthodontics will discuss your dental goals with you and develop a comprehensive plan that will straight with your teeth, aid in chewing, and create facial balance. When you speak with our Arrochar orthodontists, we’ll thoroughly explain all the pros and cons of your dental options, including clear braces and other types of cosmetic dentistry. After you receive orthodontic treatment at Graziano Orthodontics, retainers are sometimes necessary after dental braces are placed, especially if you are receiving orthodontic treatment as an adult. This stage of orthodontic treatment, often called retention, generally lasts for a minimum of twelve months, but it vital to your long-lasting orthodontic results. Learn more about ceramic braces and retention by visiting Graziano orthodontics, your local orthodontist in Arrochar.