For all intents and purposes ceramic coated braces are exactly the same as traditional braces, except that most of the hardware has been carefully coated with a porcelain-ceramic material. This porcelain coating can be shaded to closely match to your natural tooth enamel. This makes it hard for the casual observer to even notice you have braces.
It’s important to clean your teeth and ceramic braces by brushing and flossing twice each day. This will help to prevent cavities, which could cause complications with the duration you need to wear braces. Interdental brushes, floss threaders and dental water jets can help you clean hard to reach spots in and around your braces.
Eating sticky foods and chewing gum, is one of the most common ways braces are damaged. The same threat is posed by eating crunchy foods, hard candy and chewing on things like pens, pencils and ice. If some part of your braces is damaged, bent or comes loose, it will likely increase the amount of time you need to wear them.
If some part of your braces is damaged and it is poking your cheek or gums, you should secure it inside the orthodontic wax you were given when your ceramic coated braces were installed.
If you notice staining issues causing your natural tooth enamel to no longer match the shade of the ceramic coated braces, you should call Quality Orthodontic Care to explore your whitening options.
If you have questions about how to effectively clean and maintain your ceramic coated braces, you can call Quality Orthodontic Care at 770-664-6003 to schedule an appointment.