White braces operate in much the same way as their metal counterparts, however, they have a huge aesthetic advantage. They are made from ‘tooth-coloured’ white, cream or ivory ceramics that blend in and reduce the visual impact of the realignment while it is taking place. Ceramic braces tend to be tougher than plastic ones and patients often see quicker results. They are more expensive than metal braces but still represent an extremely cost-effective option.
As with any type of orthodontic treatments, patients must take very good care of ceramic braces, as they can break if not cared for properly. Care should also be taken not to stain them; tooth care and oral hygiene must be a top priority. A mouthguard is advised if you plan to participate in contact sports or activities such as cycling, skateboarding or roller-skating while wearing your brace.