Ceramic Braces Nottingham

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Ceramic Braces

Here at The Campbell Clinic in Nottingham, we offer Ceramic braces as an option for straightening teeth.

The Benefits of Ceramic Braces

  • They're discreet
    They're less visible than metal braces. The brackets are small, clear, and almost entirely invisible.
  • They're effective
    They're great at moving teeth exactly to where you want them.
  • You can choose your colours
    Younger patients can add flair with colour bands. Match it to your outfit or favourite sports team! White bands can be chosen for a more discreet look.
  • They're durable
    While metal is generally tougher than ceramic, the design and application of ceramic braces have been refined to ensure maximum durability.

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What are ceramic braces?

Ceramic braces offer an attractive alternative to traditional metal braces. As they consist of subtle clear or tooth-coloured brackets with metal wires running through them, they are much less noticeable.

As with metal braces, ceramic brackets are fitted to the front of your teeth. The brackets are a similar size and shape to metal brackets but much more discreet in appearance, making them a popular choice if you feel self-conscious about wearing braces.

Ceramic braces may be an option for you if the irregularities of your teeth mean that you’re not a suitable candidate for Invisalign treatment. They also tend to be a more budget-friendly option than lingual braces, which are braces worn on the back of your teeth to make them invisible.

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How do ceramic braces work?

At The Campbell Clinic, we use Clarity Ceramic Brackets by 3M. This cosmetic brace is nearly invisible. They are a science-based technology company that is committed to improving lives and doing business in the right way - which is why they have been listed as the World's Most Ethical Company for three years in succession.

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Frequently asked questions
How long will I have to wear fixed braces?

Dependent on the treatment objectives, some treatments can take 1-2 years. Some limited objective treatment plans can be completed in 6-9 month.

Can I remove the brace?

No, the brace is bonded to your teeth and works constantly until the end of your treatment when our consultant orthodontist will debond it for you.

Can I eat normally?

Yes, once your brace has settled in you will be able to enjoy food like you used to. Be mindful of hard and crunchy foods as these could damage the brace and the wires. The consumption of sugary food and drinks should be kept to a minimum or avoided totally to avoid tooth decay.

How do I clean my teeth with braces?

You should take longer to clean around the braces, whilst using a normal toothbrush is fine, it is also useful to use interspace brushes such as Tepe brushes. You can also use floss or super floss but we will show how best to use this.

What do I do if my brace breaks?

If your brace breaks, don't worry as this can happen. Assess the damage, if the wire is still in place leave it in place until you can see your orthodontist. Then make an appointment with your orthodontist to come in and have it fixed.

Are ceramic braces visible?
Ceramic braces are less visible than metal braces. The ceramic material used in these braces can be either clear or tooth-coloured.
Can you stain ceramic braces?

The ceramic brackets of your braces will never stain, as they're resistant to discoloration. The clear elastic bands we use to attach the wire to your brackets, however, can stain – and this can make your braces much more visible. Certain ingredients like turmeric and tomato-based foods will stain the bands. Not to worry though, as the bands are changed during every adjustment appointment.

Can I choose the colours of my brace?

Yes! The colour relates to the elastic bands that are used to tie the wire into the brace. You can still have coloured elastics whether you are having metal or ceramic braces.

Can I have ceramic braces on my upper and lower teeth?

Usually, we do not put ceramic brackets on the lower teeth. The ceramic material is harder than enamel. A ceramic brace on the lower teeth could damage the upper teeth by wearing them down or chipping them.