The orthodontic hardware of your braces plays an important role in gradually correcting the alignment of your teeth. However, some people are uncomfortable with braces hardware appearing on the smile.
If you feel this way, Dr. Casey Warren can apply a porcelain glaze to the orthodontic hardware. This special dental material can be shaded to match the surrounding tooth enamel making your braces will be less noticeable to a casual observer.
It’s important to note that while they are durable the porcelain glazed braces will require daily care. Certain foods and activities can potentially damage braces hardware or cause a contrast between your natural tooth enamel and the porcelain material.
Chewing gum and eating sticky foods can sometimes cause significant damage to braces hardware. They can easily get stuck and potentially bend a wire, or loosen a band, or bracket. On the other end of the spectrum, chewing hard foods, hard candy, or crunching down on ice can also cause significant damage to your braces.
The dental porcelain will not be as receptive to stains as your natural tooth enamel. It could be helpful to drink dark beverages through a straw and abstain from using tobacco. If significant dental stains do develop it could cause a noticeable contrast between the tooth enamel and the braces hardware.
If you live in the Springville, Utah, area and the alignment of your teeth needs to be corrected, you should call 801-489-7878 to schedule a consultation at Warren Orthodontics.