Anyone else regret their ceramics?

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verso
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Re: Anyone else regret their ceramics?

#16 Post by verso » Sat Aug 13, 2016 3:46 am

Sunnygirl807 wrote:I am getting braces on Friday. I was considering ceramics, but I don't know about the staining. Are the ligatures the archwire or the actual brackets that are staining?
Neither. The ligs are the little elastics they use to fit around each bracket in order to keep the archwire in place. And those are what stain...bad.

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Re: Anyone else regret their ceramics?

#17 Post by Sunnygirl807 » Sat Aug 13, 2016 8:12 am

Neither. The ligs are the little elastics they use to fit around each bracket in order to keep the archwire in place. And those are what stain...bad.[/quote]

Ok. Thanks. My orthodontist uses Clarity, I believe. I may have to get metal, because I love saucy foods too much.

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Re: Anyone else regret their ceramics?

#18 Post by verso » Sat Aug 13, 2016 12:32 pm

Sunnygirl807 wrote: Ok. Thanks. My orthodontist uses Clarity, I believe. I may have to get metal, because I love saucy foods too much.
Same here! What can I say? I'm an Italian boyo! :lol:

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Re: Anyone else regret their ceramics?

#19 Post by angelina » Sat Aug 13, 2016 4:41 pm

I like my ceramics. I have self litigating so that solves a lot of issues, I do have a power chain on sometimes which gets a bit gross by the time my next appointment comes around but I still don't find it that bad my teeth just don't look quite so white close up. I did have 4 removed and replaced at my last appointment and the ceramic was much more difficult to remove but even then I'm not too concerned. I'm just happy they're not as visible in photos!

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Re: Anyone else regret their ceramics?

#20 Post by lmk » Sat Aug 13, 2016 8:29 pm

Sunnygirl807 wrote:I am getting braces on Friday. I was considering ceramics, but I don't know about the staining. Are the ligatures the archwire or the actual brackets that are staining?
The ceramic brackets themselves do not stain. It's the ligatures that stain. Ligatures are the tiny little elastics that hold the archwire to the brackets and those are changed at every adjustment.

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Re: Anyone else regret their ceramics?

#21 Post by thegolfer86 » Sat Aug 13, 2016 9:43 pm

I have ceramic self-ligating brackets on top, metal on bottom. Initially I thought the profile of the ceramics would be too much, with having crowded teeth & overjet, but honestly I don't notice much of a difference. The ones on my canine teeth are the only ones that aren't friendly against my cheeks, but I'm not sure if they were metal they'd be any friendlier. Just put dental wax on those two and I'm glad I chose upper ceramic SL.
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Re: Anyone else regret their ceramics?

#22 Post by Sunnygirl807 » Sun Aug 14, 2016 9:29 am

Thanks so much. I am getting so nervous.

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Re: Anyone else regret their ceramics?

#23 Post by 2XRound » Mon Aug 15, 2016 7:32 am

My ceramics accentuated my tout pout. :oops: If I have to go back it will be small metal for me
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Re: Anyone else regret their ceramics?

#24 Post by oldfart » Mon Aug 15, 2016 12:14 pm

2XRound wrote:My ceramics accentuated my tout pout. :oops: If I have to go back it will be small metal for me
What is a Trout Pout? I saw you mention this elsewhere.
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Re: Anyone else regret their ceramics?

#25 Post by 2XRound » Mon Aug 15, 2016 12:46 pm

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Re: Anyone else regret their ceramics?

#26 Post by Ziggy » Fri Aug 19, 2016 4:00 pm

I have non-ligating ceramics on top and non-ligating metal on the bottom. I drink a lot of coffee and no staining problems -- yet. I guess there are clear brackets and then there are clear brackets.

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Re: Anyone else regret their ceramics?

#27 Post by samoorelaw » Sat Aug 20, 2016 10:31 am

First round of braces, I had the ceramic brackets and my third round I had the metal. I preferred the metal because 1) they were cheaper, 2) they were smaller and more comfortable, 3) I didn't have to worry about staining on the ligs, which is much more obvious on ceramic brackets, and 4) the metal are a lot easier to remove than the clear. Also, I believe my treatment was quicker this last time because I went all metal, and everyone could always tell I had braces even with the ceramic brackets.

So in a way, I regret not having gone with all metal the first time.
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Re: Anyone else regret their ceramics?

#28 Post by Johnnyboy » Sat Aug 20, 2016 10:44 pm

Samoorelaw I agree with you. I'm booked in to the orthodontist on Friday to have my top ceramic brackets removed and replaced to the Damon metal the same as I have on the bottom. I wish now that I had had the metal in the first place purely due to the brackets are mush smaller and more comfortable.

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Re: Anyone else regret their ceramics?

#29 Post by Caitrm » Sun Aug 21, 2016 10:12 am

I have ceramics with smoke coloured elastics and a power chain, and I can hardly notice it! In fact, the smoke coloured power chain kind of makes the archwire blend into the ceramics!

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Re: Anyone else regret their ceramics?

#30 Post by cata » Sun Aug 21, 2016 1:56 pm

In the beginning I somewhat regretted it, but after 2.5 years I don't care anymore. lol
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