Traditional braces sometimes recommended by Dr. Rosendo Garza and the orthodontic specialists at Golden West Dental Clinic to correct significant deviations in the alignment of teeth. They incorporate metal brackets, wires, bands, and other orthodontic hardware components to create a system capable of stretching the periodontal ligaments that anchor your teeth in place.
If you are uncomfortable with the overt appearance of traditional braces, Dr. Rosendo Garza might be able to apply a ceramic-porcelain glaze to the visible components. This can be done during the installation process to ensure that they match perfectly with the surrounding tooth enamel.
It’s important to note that these braces will require some additional daily care. Certain foods and lifestyle choices can potentially damage braces hardware or cause a contrast between your natural tooth enamel and the porcelain material.
Chewing gum and eating sticky foods like candy can sometimes cause significant damage to braces hardware. They can easily get stuck in the orthodontic components 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.
It’s also important to note that the dental porcelain-ceramic glaze 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 tobacco use. 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 Rialto, California, area and the alignment of your teeth needs to be corrected, you should call 909-421-8787 to schedule a consultation at Golden West Dental Clinic.