Ceramic braces cost in Chennai, India

Ceramic braces cost in Chennai, India, is very reasonable to your treatment

Ceramic braces are the latest and most aesthetic form of orthodontic braces offered by modern dentistry. Dental braces have been in use in one form or the other since the middle of the eighth century.  Conventionally, metal braces were used for orthodontic treatment of misaligned and crooked teeth. Despite the excellent efficiency of metallic braces in bringing about optimal alignment and rotation of teeth, their unaesthetic metallic appearance was a major concern for many patients. Thus, an alternative was sought for them, and after rigorous research, tooth-coloured ceramic braces were introduced for orthodontic use.

Ceramic braces treatment cost in Chennai and ceramic braces pros and cons

Braces consist of brackets (one against each tooth) attached to and held in place by, an “arch” wire which goes around from one end of the jaw to the other. The archwire and the brackets may be on the outside surfaces of the teeth (as is the normal case), or on the inside (the lingual braces).

The brackets are also firmly attached to their respective teeth, and hence, transmit to them any forces exerted by the archwire. These forces gradually move the teeth in the desired direction. Tension in the archwire is adjusted by the dentist repeatedly, say, after every one month, to gradually move the teeth further until the desired results are achieved. The process can continue for two to three years.

Ceramics are not metals, but metallic oxides. Where ceramics have other advantages, they have the disadvantage of brittleness. Thus, ceramics are liable to crack – compare a steel bowl with a ceramic bowl when both are dropped to the floor. However, dental ceramics have improved tremendously, and their crack strength has increased to levels acceptable for dental application.

Thus, ceramic brackets have replaced steel or plastic brackets in dental braces, making them much less visible. Although the steel archwire is still present. It can be silver or frosted white colour. Such ceramic braces are not visible except at very close quarters.

The esthetical issue

Braces are an excellent means of teeth alignment, well-practised and well-perfected in the recent decades. Metallic braces are also very reliable, not likely to crack or break. In some societies, they are also considered a sign of affluence and modernism. However, in the developed countries, people tend to think they are rather conspicuous, and unseemly. This becomes particularly important because braces may have to be worn for two to three years.

The solution

The main esthetic problem with the metallic braces is their metallic archwires which are noticeable. Lingual wire braces avoid that, being worn on the insides of the teeth, but may have other problems. Plastic brackets in tooth-coloured material reduce the visibility, when far away. However, at close quarters, even these are noticeable. Besides, the archwire is still there, visible and prominent. Tooth-coloured steel wire becomes available. This is an improvement on the simple steel wire.

Ceramics are an important class of materials with many useful properties for manufacturing a wide variety of industrial and medical equipment. Dentists have been using them for crowns and small bridges. Now they are also being used for braces.

Optical translucence

Is their main advantage. Ceramics, porcelain is one of whom, are popular among dentists because their optical properties resemble those of dental enamel very closely. That is to say, they are translucent. Light can partially pass through them just as it does through dental enamel. This makes ceramics very popular for dental crowns, bridges, and now, braces.

The upside

Ceramics are translucent, i.e., partially transparent, but do have colours. Thus, ceramics of the right colour and shade can be found for blending with teeth of any colour shade while being almost invisible. They are second only to clear aligners e.g., Invisalign.

The downside

The only downside of using ceramic braces is their high cost and it carries some risk of getting stained from food products and drinks. However, esthetic considerations normally outweigh the expense of ceramic braces. Thus, they are gradually gaining widespread popularity as an esthetic alternative for metallic braces.

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