ceramic braces

What are Ceramic Braces?

Ceramic braces are an excellent option for people who want a more discreet way to straighten their teeth. Dr. Picard, a renowned orthodontist in Ottawa, recommends ceramic braces for patients who want the benefits of traditional braces without the noticeable appearance.

Ceramic braces are similar to traditional metal braces, but they use clear or tooth-colored brackets and wires to blend in with the natural color of your teeth. This makes them much less noticeable and more aesthetically pleasing than metal braces.

The fitting and adjusting of ceramic braces is a specialty of Dr. Picard and his staff at Braces in Ottawa. They use premium components to make sure the braces are long-lasting, efficient, and comfortable to wear.

Ceramic braces’ aesthetics is one of their key benefits. They are an excellent option for folks who are self-conscious about having braces because they are far less obvious than metal braces. For individuals who might need to present themselves professionally at employment, this is crucial.

Another advantage of ceramic braces is their effectiveness. They are just as effective as traditional braces in treating a wide range of orthodontic issues, including crowded teeth, gaps, and bite problems. Dr. Picard has found that ceramic braces can often achieve results faster than clear aligners, making them a great choice for patients who want to see quick progress.

Furthermore very comfy to wear are ceramic braces. Because of their close fit against the teeth, there is less chance of irritation or pain. Another benefit for patients is that they do not obstruct speech or eating.

Throughout the course of treatment, Dr. Picard and his staff at Braces in Ottawa offer individualised care and support. Each patient’s individual needs and goals are taken into consideration as they build a treatment plan that is specifically tailored for them. Also, they give patients continual direction and counsel to guarantee the finest outcomes.

According to Health Line, “Ceramic braces are recommended if all of your adult teeth have come in and you’ve mostly stopped growing. This ensures a quick correction and a lower chance of brackets breaking due to the strain of tooth movement.

Advantages of Ceramic Braces

Less noticeable: Ceramic brackets are available in clear or tooth-colored finishes. They are available in a variety of off-white shades that can be customised to match your teeth. The archwires that connect the brackets are also available in less noticeable colors such as white. As a result, ceramic braces are less visible than metal braces.

Less allergenic: The most common allergic reaction seen in dental practices is an allergy to the nickel used in dental appliances such as braces. As a result, nickel-related contact dermatitis develops. In orthodontics, several types of metallic alloys are used, the majority of which contain nickel. For instance, stainless steel alloys can contain about 8% nickel.

Disadvantages of Ceramic Braces

They are more bulky and easily stained. They are also less durable as Ceramic braces have the potential to chip or break. If you regularly participate in contact sports, you should talk to your orthodontist or dentist about it. Wear a mouth guard when participating in sports, regardless of the type of braces you have.

It is more difficult to remove. Ceramic brackets cannot flex, so they are more likely to break. Ceramic bracket fragments may be swallowed or inhaled inadvertently. Furthermore, removing these brackets requires more force than removing metal brackets. As a result, it may cause more discomfort.

The fracturing of ceramic brackets during removal may result in parts remaining stuck on the teeth, which means they have to be removed with dental burs. Metal braces can bend more, which means they are less likely to fracture when removed.


Ceramic braces are a great option for people who want a more discreet way to straighten their teeth. If you are interested in ceramic braces, we highly recommend that you schedule a consultation with Dr. Picard at Braces in Ottawa. With their expertise and personalized care, you can achieve a beautiful, healthy smile that you can be proud of.


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