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Braces hardware, brackets and wires in your smile can leave you feeling just as self-conscious about your smile as your already misaligned teeth. Fortunately, Dr. Scott Werner offers a simple solution for this. We can apply ceramic braces to your teeth.

The appliance can be perfectly shaded to match your natural tooth enamel. This makes it harder for the casual observer to notice your braces.

As with traditional braces, tooth decay complications or damage to braces hardware could increase the amount of time needed to achieve your ideal smile. With this in mind, Dr. Scott Werner offers these basic tips to help you maintain ceramic braces.

You will need to include your braces in your daily oral hygiene routine. This starts with twice-daily brushing with a soft-bristled toothbrush and abrasive toothpaste. You should then floss your teeth each night. If you’re having issues cleaning hard-to-reach places, you might want to try getting interdental brushes and a floss threader loaded with waxed dental floss.

Certain foods and activities could prove troublesome for your braces. Eating sticky foods or chewing gum can easily get stuck in the wires and bands, causing damage or even breaking something loose. This also goes for crunching down on hard foods and hard candy or nibbling on foreign objects.

It’s also important to keep in mind that the special ceramic material will not be as susceptible to stains as your natural tooth enamel. Should your teeth become stained, they might not perfectly match the shade of the ceramic coating. If you want to drink a dark beverage like coffee, tea, or soda, you might want to try using a straw.

If you’re interested in ceramic braces in Memphis, Tennessee, you should call phone to schedule a consultation at Memphis Orthodontic Specialists, P.C..