Porcelain and Ceramic Braces West Covina
No matter who in your family needs braces, our porcelain or ceramic braces may be the right choice for you. They're nearly invisible, moderately easy to maintain, and are very effective at realigning teeth for that beautiful smile you've been looking for!
What Are Porcelain or Ceramic Braces?
You've surely heard of traditional braces, the metal braces that are a popular choice for patients to realign their teeth. Ceramic and porcelain braces are very similar, except that they're made of porcelain or ceramic instead of metal.
The terms can be used interchangeably to describe these clear or tooth colored braces that are nearly invisible on the teeth. Porcelain itself is a special type of ceramic that is heated extremely hot to create a translucent shade of white, which allows the porcelain to blend into your teeth almost completely.
They're a great alternative for patients who need braces but don't want to deal with metal braces or removable aligner trays like InvisalignⓇ. Ceramic braces work like traditional metal braces, using brackets and wires that are attached to teeth with non-toxic adhesives. These appliances help teeth move into proper alignment over time.