Which is better metal or ceramic braces?
Ceramic braces are fitted to the front of your teeth, and consist of subtle, clear or tooth coloured brackets with metal wires running through them. Compared to metal braces, ceramic braces are an attractive alternative because they are simply much less noticeable. The brackets are a similar size and shape to metal brace brackets however they are clear or tooth coloured and so blend in more.
Some people have ceramic braces if they are not suitable for Invisalign treatment (due to having more extreme irregularities of the teeth) but still, want to look good during treatment.
Ceramic braces are also sometimes chosen because they are more budget-friendly than lingual braces.
Whatever your reason for choosing ceramic braces, you can be sure of getting great results.
Our chosen brands
Clarity: Tooth coloured
Clarity™ Ceramic Braces are strong like metal and they also are easily taken off at the end of your treatment. They are a great alternative to metal braces and can even be worn if you participate in sports.
The braces are translucent in appearance, don't stain or discolour and are surprisingly comfortable.
Radiance: Clear Braces
Radiance ceramic braces are a fast and reliable way to straighten your teeth in a discreet way.
Radiance ceramic braces are extremely strong as they are made from sapphire, which is almost as strong as diamond.
InVu: Tooth Coloured
InVu tooth coloured, ceramic braces are extremely strong and incorporate colour-matching technology that allows them to look as close to your natural tooth colour as possible.
The brackets themselves are manufactured to the highest level providing extreme strength with easier bonding and less friction. It is one of the least visible ceramic braces we offer.
Find out more about ceramic braces
Request an appointment at our practice in Oldham. We will be happy to tell you more about our range of ceramic braces and our other orthodontic treatments so that we can find the best way to help you feel good about your smile.
Here are some handy guides to help you with your new braces. You can download them by clicking on the individual links: