Self-ligating ceramic braces, also known as self-closing/self-locking, are very similar to metal and ceramic braces. The braces are made of porcelain with self-closing latch or automatic sliding cover on the braces, replacing the elastic band of conventional braces.
Due to the self-closing latch, the self-ligating ceramic braces helps to ensure the pulling force on the teeth, moving them continuously to the correct position. Besides, the self-ligating braces cause less friction and discomfort while the orthodontic treatment with its small design.
Person who has deep overbite or crossbite which the bone has developed a deviation (underdevelopment or overdevelopment) that orthodontic treatment cannot compensate should choose braces combined with cosmetic jaw surgery.
Nowadays, dentists can give you a confident smile with shiny teeth in just one week with all-ceramic restorations or porcelain veneers; however, there are some advice before choosing these methods:
So, why braces are “old but never out of date”?
While metal braces have been around for a long time, ceramic braces have become more popular recently.
There are a few things you need to know to understand ceramic braces:
Basically, ceramic braces are similar to metal braces. However, the others easily recognize metal braces that makes you unconfident in communication. Ceramic braces ignore this disadvantage and be gradually alternative to traditional metal braces.
Advantages of ceramic braces: high aesthetics, safe and user-friendly materials, comfortable feeling, high bearing capacity.
In addition to the advantages of ceramic braces, self-ligating ceramic braces have more advantages:
Self-ligating ceramic braces minimize the situation of stretching and loosening bands.