What Are My Alternatives to Porcelain Ceramic Braces?
Dentist of Cerritos offers patients traditional metal braces and Invisalign® aligners as two alternatives to porcelain ceramic braces. Metal braces straighten your teeth a little more quickly than porcelain ceramic braces, though they are more noticeable and less comfortable. They are often the most inexpensive orthodontic option available. Conversely, Invisalign® is typically the most expensive option but also the most invisible. However, the aligning trays must be worn a minimum of 22 hours a day.
What Should I Consider When Deciding Between Porcelain Ceramic Braces and Invisalign®?
If you want a less noticeable option but are having difficulty choosing between porcelain ceramic braces and Invisalign®, there are a few things to consider. First, porcelain ceramic braces cannot be removed, unlike Invisalign® trays. Second, though porcelain ceramic braces are practically clear, they are not as clear as Invisalign®. Finally, if you are worried about losing or misplacing the trays or do not want to worry about wearing them at least 22 hours a day, porcelain ceramic braces may be right for you.
How Do I Take Care of My Porcelain Ceramic Braces from Cerritos, CA?
Porcelain ceramic braces are cared for in the same manner as metal braces. However, it is best to be slightly more careful since they are not as durable. For example, it is best to avoid hard and sticky foods. At Dentist of Cerritos, we can show you the best way to brush and floss your porcelain ceramic braces, and dental picks can help you reach stray food particles.