Are Clear Braces in Carson More Likely to Stain?
Surprisingly, porcelain ceramic braces are fairly stain resistant. Typically, the elastic bands are what’s most likely to stain, but we can replace those easily whenever there’s a need.
However, if you drink lots of coffee or tea, drink red wine, and eat dark berries every day, you might experience some staining. Drinking through a straw and limiting stain-producing foods and beverages can help keep your braces looking clean and white.
What Are the Benefits of Porcelain Braces Over Metal Braces?
The main benefit of porcelain ceramic braces in Carson is aesthetics. Though they’re not as invisible as clear aligners (Invisalign®), they blend rather well – much more so than metal braces.
Another benefit is that the porcelain brackets tend to be smoother than metal ones, making them a more comfortable option. Your tongue, lips, and cheeks will thank you!
Am I a Good Candidate for Porcelain Ceramic Braces?
Most patients are a good fit for these types of braces. During your orthodontic consultation, your Carson orthodontist will let you know if you’re a good candidate for them or if there’s a better option for your needs.