Ceramic braces are a common alternative to metal braces. They were introduced when the idea for less visible braces came about. Ceramic braces are of the same size and shape as metal braces, except that they have tooth-colored brackets that blend with the teeth.
- The main edge of ceramic braces is their cosmetic and aesthetic appeal.They blend in with the natural color of the teeth and are cosmetically less noticeable than metal.
- Ceramic braces are more brittle and sensitive to shock so, they can chip, break or fracture easily.
- Because ceramic is harder than tooth enamel, teeth that rub against the brackets can easily wear. This is why ceramic braces don’t get recommended in certain teeth biting patterns.