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Some people with braces feel self-conscious about the appearance of metal wires and brackets being visible in their smile. One way to ease these concerns is to have your orthodontist, Dr. Lynnette Nyberg, install ceramic braces in your mouth.

For all intents and purposes, this style of braces is exactly like traditional wire and bracket braces. The only significant difference is that most of the visible hardware has been glazed with a special porcelain material. Since it can be shaded to match your natural tooth enamel, it makes it hard for the casual observer to notice you even have braces.

It’s also important to keep in mind that there are some foods and activities that could pose a threat to your ceramic braces. Chewing gum and eating sticky foods can easily cause damage to the appliance or even break something loose. This also goes for crunching down on hard foods and candy or chewing on things like pens, pencils, and ice.

You might want to consider limiting your intake of dark foods and beverages. Your natural tooth enamel will stain faster and deeper than the ceramic material coating the braces. If your teeth become stained, they might not perfectly match the shade of the ceramic coating. You can still enjoy dark beverages as long as you drink them through a straw.

If you are interested in ceramic braces in Dover, New Hampshire, you should call to set up an appointment at Nyberg Orthodontics.