When I was at my pediatric dentist, years ago, I actually had the full braces for about a year and a half. I was supposed to get a permanent retainer, didn't end up getting it, ended up just getting a retainer I could wear at night. Being a teenager you don't wear your retainers as often as you should and so my upper teeth stayed perfectly straight but my bottom teeth started to buckle a little bit. So I met with Dr. Gutman and I said, you know, I don't want to do braces again what do you recommend. He recommended clear braces, a simple thing that I could just wear during the day and clean and things like that. I've been doing that for several months now and my next appointment actually get the finally of the permanent retainer. I just always wanted the perfect smile, perfect straight teeth. so I'm happy it's finally happening now. They're almost perfectly straight. Way better than it was because through college when I was just had the retainer for night I just kept notice I'm getting worse and worse. So I find it was just like I want to do something about this and so he recommended the clear retainer that I could wear during the day. They look great now so just just a couple more weeks and then I'll get the permanent retainer.
If you’ve been putting off straightening your teeth because you don’t want metal braces, call Edgewood, KY dentists in Edgewood Dental Care in Edgewood, KY to get discreet, clear ceramic braces!
Clear Ceramic Braces Vs. Metal Braces
With our clear ceramic braces, we use transparent brackets and wires for a much less noticeable way to straighten your teeth. This is advantageous in business, romantic, or social situations, where metal braces could make you self-conscious.
Our ceramic braces straighten your teeth by exerting gentle pressure over time, just like traditional metal braces, but they use clear brackets and wires instead of metal ones.
While they may take longer than metal braces since the ceramic uses less pressure than metal, the smoother ceramic can be more comfortable than metal wire.
Taking Care Of Your Ceramic Braces
One of our skilled Edgewood, KY dentists — Drs. McMahon, Peak, Ford, Wilson, or Middendorf — will provide you with the information you need to care for your braces and get the biggest improvement in your smile. This includes following a diet that avoids hard candy and other foods that can damage the ceramic.
Although today’s ceramic braces are stain-resistant, you may need to limit foods that can stain your teeth and leave marks under your braces after we remove them.
We’ll also recommend the best cleaning methods to keep your teeth healthy and your braces clean.
Paying For Your Ceramic Braces
Ceramic braces can be more expensive than metal braces. During your consultation, we can discuss the price differences so you can factor that into your decision. Regardless, many of our patients have said the investment in their smile and their overall confidence was worth any difference.
Whether you’re a teen or an adult, we have orthodontic treatments available for you. To find out whether clear ceramic braces are right for you, set up a consultation with our trusted Edgewood, KY dentists by calling Edgewood Dental Care at 859-474-7830 or via our online form.
Dr. Kevin McMahon received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Kentucky and his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry.