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Traditional wire and bracket braces are often the most effective way to correct alignment issues with your teeth. Yet some people feel uncomfortable with the idea of orthodontic hardware appearing in their smile. In a situation like this, Dr. Shabbir Adenwalla can apply a porcelain ceramic glaze to the braces hardware while installing them.

It’s important to note that this style of braces will require a little of extra care and maintenance. If any piece of orthodontic hardware is bent, loosened, or damaged it will likely increase the total duration of time needed to achieve your ideal smile.

There are certain foods and bad habits can potentially damage the ceramic coated braces. Chewing gum and eating sticky foods can become stuck in the wires and bands. This could bend or even loosen braces hardware. This also goes for chewing hard foods, hard candy or crunching down on ice.

It’s also important to note that the dental porcelain will not be as receptive to stains as your natural tooth enamel. If your teeth become stained from dark beverages and tobacco use they might not perfectly match the shade of the ceramic material. It would help to drink dark beverages through a straw, abstain from tobacco and cut back on certain dark foods like chocolate and dark berries.

If you live in the Middleburg Heights, Ohio, area and you are interested in ceramic coated braces, you should call 440-243-9575 to set up a consultation at 360 Orthodontics.