White braces have tooth-colored ceramic brackets instead of the silvery brackets used with metal braces. By choosing this option, patients can maintain a more normal appearance during treatment. Recipients also enjoy advantages related to comfort and treatment speed.
The effects of white braces on aesthetics are minimal. While the brackets are not invisible, their white color makes them far less noticeable than metal braces. This option can be preferable for people who work in professional settings or attend school. Although white braces can become stained with heavy exposure to certain dietary and lifestyle factors, they are designed to resist these issues and can be maintained with daily brushing and flossing and regular check-ups.
White braces also work well in terms of functionality thanks to their construction, which is similar to that of traditional metal braces. Furthermore, some white braces have self-ligating brackets that straighten teeth more quickly and reduce the discomfort that is common after tightening sessions.
A majority of patients in all age groups can choose this option from our orthodontist. However, patients should visit our office for an exam to confirm that this is the right choice for them. Patients can schedule a consultation with our expert in white braces in Rocklin to learn more about this treatment and how well it works.