Caring for Ceramic Braces
Ceramic braces can boost your confidence during treatment, but they can become discolored over time. Anything that could stain your natural teeth could stain white braces, so be careful when consuming drinks like red wine, coffee or tea and foods like tomato sauce or curry.
Just as with traditional braces, you'll also want to avoid sticky or hard foods that could get stuck on your wires or break a bracket. Brushing after every meal can prevent decay and stains, but avoid teeth-whitening treatments. They won't work on ceramic braces and could damage the material or leave it discolored, writes Healthfully.
The American Association of Orthodontists notes that the average treatment period for braces is 22 months. If metal braces make you self-conscious, that might sound like a long time. White braces make the process less noticeable, making them a great choice for adult treatment (or reluctant kids and teens). Talking to your orthodontist about your options and treatment plan can help you decide if ceramic braces are right for you.