They constitute a more aesthetic alternative to metal brackets. Their great advantage is that they are more discreet, although not all aesthetic brackets are the same. We can differentiate between:
- Plastic brackets
- Sapphire brackets
- Brackets made of polycarbonateand polycrystalline alumina
- Brackets made of porcelain or ceramic
- White and yellow gold brackets
Some cosmetic brackets are too white or too reflective, so the contrast with the tooth will be great. Others, such as those made of plastic, have the disadvantage of staining and staining quite easily.
The ceramic brackets used in our clinic imitate the color of the tooth. Unlike other aesthetic brackets, they are completely ceramic, with no visible metal parts.
Monocrystalline sapphire brackets are currently one of the most aesthetic orthodontic systems, since a greater translucency is obtained, providing an almost invisible color similar to that of a transparent glass that respects the shade of the teeth providing exceptional aesthetics (see the real image of a patient). However, let’s remember that sapphire is the second hardest mineral known to man. This means that if not used properly, it can wear down and damage your teeth.
The great advantage of these brackets is aesthetics. On the other hand, the price and time of orthodontic treatment will increase.
The new esthetic self-ligating brackets Damon Clear™ or Clarity SL™ shorten treatment time by combining the advantages of esthetic brackets with the low-friction advantages of self-ligating brackets.
Our professionals will advise you on which are the best brackets for your case.