Your orthodontist understands that visible braces can make you feel awkward about your smile. One alternative option is to have braces with a ceramic coating installed onto your teeth. The ceramic material can be shaded to perfectly match the color of your natural tooth enamel. While it won’t make the braces invisible, it should help you feel less self-conscious about how others might see your smile.
Damage to the braces or complications from tooth decay could potentially increase the number of adjustment sessions needed to achieve your ideal smile. This will have the net effect of increasing the duration of time you need to wear braces.
You will need to maintain your braces and teeth by brushing and flossing twice a day. If you have an issue cleaning hard-to-reach places, you might want to consider using some special oral hygiene tools. Interdental brushes can help clean hard-to-reach places in the hardware while a simple floss threader with wax-coated floss can help insert floss around wires and between teeth.
You will also need to be mindful of certain foods and daily habits. Chewing gum and eating sticky foods can easily damage or break the wires and bands. The same threat is posed by eating crunchy foods and hard candy and chewing on things like pens, pencils, and ice.
If you need braces to correct an alignment or overcrowding issue, you should call Quality Orthodontic Care at 770-664-6003 to ask about ceramic braces in Johns Creek, Georgia.