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Visible metal brackets and wires from traditional braces can sometimes leave you feeling self-conscious about your smile. Here at Prime Family Dental Care, your orthodontist, Dr. Timothy Yu, can help you by applying ceramic braces to your smile. Since they are clear, casual observers will struggle to notice you even have braces.

Like their traditional counterparts, ceramic braces require special care and maintenance. If any part of your braces is damaged, it will likely increase the required number of adjustments, increasing the duration of the realignment process.

There are certain types of food and other activities that can potentially damage your ceramic braces. Eating sticky foods or regularly chewing gum can easily bend or even loose wires and bands. This also goes for chewing hard foods, hard candy or ice.

It’s also important to remember that your natural tooth enamel is more receptive to stains than the ceramic braces. If your teeth become stained, they might not perfectly match the shade of the ceramic material.

Limiting your consumption of dark foods and beverages will certainly help. You can occasionally drink dark beverages if you drink them through a straw.

If you are interested in having ceramic braces in Laveen, Arizona, you should call 602-237-8880 to schedule a consultation at Prime Family Dental Care.