Porcelain Ceramic Braces Torrance CA

Porcelain Ceramic Braces

Porcelain Braces Torrance, CA

Every person is different and has unique orthodontic needs. That’s why we offer multiple kinds of braces here at Dentist of Torrance. One of the options we offer is porcelain ceramic braces. These braces are a great alternative to both traditional metal braces and Invisalign® clear aligners.

How Are Porcelain Ceramic Braces Different From Traditional Metal Braces?

Porcelain ceramic braces are similar to traditional metal braces. The primary difference is that the brackets which are adhered to the front of your teeth are formed from porcelain or ceramic materials rather than metal. This makes the brackets tooth-colored and less noticeable.

Other than this difference, the two types of braces are the same. Neither is removable and both use an archwire and elastics to apply tension to the teeth and gently guide them into the proper position. Both types of braces also need periodic adjustments by your orthodontist to continue guiding the teeth properly.

Finally, porcelain ceramic braces aren’t as durable as traditional metal braces and may chip or break more easily. They can also be stained.

Are Porcelain Ceramic Braces As Effective as Traditional Metal Braces?

Porcelain ceramic braces are just as effective as traditional metal braces. Treatment times are generally about the same, but sometimes may be extended slightly to protect the braces because porcelain ceramic braces aren’t as strong as traditional metal braces.

Porcelain Ceramic Braces Torrance CA
Porcelain Ceramic Braces in Torrance CA

How Do Porcelain Ceramic Braces Compare to Invisalign® Braces?

Porcelain ceramic braces are a more discreet option than traditional metal braces, but they aren’t clear like Invisalign® braces and are still noticeable on the teeth. Invisalign® clear aligners are removable and porcelain ceramic braces aren’t. Invisalign® clear retainers are used in a series and every 2-3 weeks one set of aligners is discarded in favor of the next one. Porcelain ceramic braces must be physically adjusted by your orthodontist every few weeks.

Do Porcelain Ceramic Braces Hurt?

You may experience some discomfort when the braces are first placed in your mouth and again each time they need to be adjusted, but it should be minimal and there should be no pain between these times. As with traditional metal braces, the wires can break or get bent and cause pain. If this happens, you should be seen immediately for repairs.

How Often Do Porcelain Ceramic Braces Need To Be Adjusted?

Modern braces don’t need adjustments as frequently as the older kind. Normally, you’ll only need to see your orthodontist at the Torrance office for adjustments every four to eight weeks. This might vary depending on your specific situation, however.

How Do You Take Care of Porcelain Ceramic Braces?

Good dental care at home is essential to taking care of both your teeth and braces. You need to be sure to carefully brush twice a day and to floss at least once per day. Flossing twice per day is even better. Be sure to use mouthwash as well. Finally, you may be given special tools to help you clean in and around the braces. We will show you how to use them if they’re needed.

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How Much Do Porcelain Ceramic Braces Cost?

We understand that finances might be a concern with orthodontic treatment. It’s impossible to give you an accurate estimate until you have a consultation here in our Torrance dentist office. The cost of your treatment will depend on your individual treatment plan, how long the treatment will take, and how much will be covered by your dental insurance. We’ll perform a detailed breakdown of the costs at your consultation.

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