Porcelain orthodontics are made of composite materials. They are very strong and generally do not stain.
Among orthodontic appliances, adults tend to prefer porcelain orthodontics because they blend in with the teeth and are less visible than metal brackets. The ligatures (tiny rubber bands) that hold the bow to ceramic brackets are often white or light in color.
The ligatures are changed every time you get an adjustment - typically, monthly. Among the advantages, these brackets blend in with most teeth. They are not very visible from a distance or in photos.
When combined with tooth-colored arches, the device is even less visible.
The use of orthodontics eliminates the problem of crowded teeth in the mouth. By using orthodontics, teeth that are perplexed, trapezoidal, and irregular in shape can be brought back to their regular shape.
During the first few days, your teeth may be sensitive, especially if you put pressure on them or bite into hard food. This sensation is normal and inevitable during the period of initial tooth displacement. Subsequently, once the treatment is underway, this sensation may still reappear during wire and appliance adjustments but will diminish between orthodontist appointments and tends to dissipate more quickly than after initial installation.
If the discomfort is too great, we recommend using a mild, non-prescription pain reliever you are used to like, Advil, Tylenol, or whatever you usually take for a headache.
You can also rinse your mouth with warm salted water (a teaspoon of salt in a glass of water) to reduce sensitivity until you are used to your devices. The devices can sometimes irritate the lips, cheeks, and tongue, especially at the start of the treatment.