Am I a Candidate for Porcelain Braces?
There are three reasons why your Santa Barbara, CA Orthodontist would recommend braces - and one important reason in particular why he would recommend porcelain or ceramic braces to straighten your teeth including:
If crooked teeth and a misaligned bite are impacting your confidence and self-esteem, your Orthodontist will recommend orthodontic intervention. The treatment period will go by faster than you think, and you'll be so happy you invested in the process.
When your bite is off, your teeth, jawbones, muscles, joints, and ligaments of your head, face, and neck don't function properly. The result is strained muscles, jaw joint damage, and headaches or migraines.
It's less likely that you are going to experience broken or chipped teeth when your teeth and bite are in proper alignment. Likewise, when your teeth are straight, they're easier to thoroughly clean, meaning you're less likely to develop dental decay or gum disease. And since there are links between oral and general health, the healthier your teeth and gums, the healthier you'll be overall.
One reason your Santa Barbara orthodontist may encourage you to choose ceramic or porcelain braces specifically is if worrying about aesthetics is holding you back from getting treatment.
You need braces but the idea of wearing metal brackets for years doesn't appeal to you. Maybe you don't think it would be conducive to your job and a professional appearance. Perhaps you have a wedding coming up and don't want to look back on pictures from that day and focus on your mouth.
Whatever the case may be, if the look of braces is what's holding you back, your dentist will recommend a more aesthetically pleasing option.