The role of orthodontic care goes beyond improving the appearance of your smile, although there is absolutely nothing wrong if this is the primary aim. Having a smile we're confident in, that we're proud to show off, is itself an important goal. It is also the reason why so many turn to ceramic braces over traditional metal ones, if you are looking to transform your smile what better way than to do so discreetly. To learn much more about them, please get in contact with your Reston, VA, orthodontists Dr. Lan Tran and Dr. Farnaz Adibi of Orthodontic Precision.
Ceramic braces are much less visible than metal braces as they can be made to be tooth-colored or clear and can blend well with the rest of your smile. They can often also be made of a variety of colors if you are instead looking for a fun way to accent your smile, contact your dentist to find out what options are available to you.
Invisible aligners are another very discreet option for correcting your smile, but for a faster treatment ceramic braces are usually the better option. They can also correct the more severe problems that aligners cannot.
Although metal braces are definitely stronger than their ceramic counterparts, modern ceramic braces are much stronger than those of the past, and while it is still possible that they might chip under certain circumstances, like when playing sports, this risk can be mitigated by wearing the right dental protection. Something advisable even if you're not wearing braces at all.
Ceramic braces are also usually easier to remove at the end of treatment, minimizing the chances of your teeth being injured.
Ceramic Braces in Reston, VA
Ceramic braces offer a variety of benefits over traditional metal braces and Invisalign clear aligners, although each of these has its own set of upsides, so to decide which treatment is best for your smile your best option is to come in for a visit. After a thorough examination, your dentist can advise you based on your own individual case and expectations. Make an appointment today with Dr. Tran and Dr. Adibi of Orthodontic Precision in Reston, VA, by dialing (703) 592-8622.