Considering ceramic braces but still have many questions to ask your orthodontist before you commit to this approach to straightening your teeth? Do you wonder about keeping your teeth looking their best and avoiding stained teeth? You are not alone – many people have questions, such as “Do ceramic braces stain?”
Here are four questions you should ask your orthodontist about ceramic braces and staining when considering straightening your teeth.
“Do Ceramic Braces Stain?” and 4 Questions You Should Ask Your Orthodontist
1. Do ceramic braces stain?
“Do ceramic braces stain?”The answer is yes and no: the ceramic braces themselves do not stain easily, but the elastic ties that hold the braces to the wire can.
2. Can I clean my ceramic braces to prevent stains?
Your orthodontist will show you different ways to clean your ceramic braces to scrub away stains. Tips for keeping your ceramic braces stain-free include brushing after you eat, flossing against the brackets, using toothpaste with baking soda, using a straw to drink staining liquids, using a fork instead of biting into food, and more.
3. What are some tips for caring for ceramic braces so they don’t stain?
Your orthodontic care team can always provide helpful tips to help you take care of your ceramic braces. Tips may include avoiding certain staining foods, stopping smoking, and seeing your orthodontist regularly.
4. Should I use whitening toothpaste to prevent staining my ceramic braces?
While teeth whitening can keep your smile looking its brightest, you should not use whitening toothpaste if you have ceramic braces. Whitening agents will cause the exposed areas of your teeth to become whiter than the tooth underneath the ceramic braces. When you get your braces off, the areas covered by the ceramic braces will be darker than the exposed areas of your tooth enamel.
For more information about ceramic braces and staining, talk to your contact us at Roeder Orthodontics. For best results, write down your questions before your appointment.