Smoking with self-ligating ceramics

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CeramicCynthia
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Smoking with self-ligating ceramics

#1 Post by CeramicCynthia »

Hi guys,
I smoke about 5 a day (down from 20... trying to quit) and am looking to get ceramics soon. Even if I quit, most of my friends smoke so I'll still be around secondhand smoke... and so will my teeth! 8)
I know that with ceramics, it's usually the ligatures themselves that stain. However, could the brackets themselves stain from smoking too? Are there any brands that don't?

CeramicCynthia
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Re: Smoking with self-ligating ceramics

#2 Post by CeramicCynthia »

Can't edit my original post - the ortho I had a consult with today uses Inovation-C self-ligating braces, they are made of aluminium and are super discreet. Anyone any experience with them staining?

stellarxoxo
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Re: Smoking with self-ligating ceramics

#3 Post by stellarxoxo »

Hey!
I was just de-braced yesterday and im kind of a heavy smoker. I had ceramics, and had no issues with staining brackets. My powertrains and elastics would stain though.

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Re: Smoking with self-ligating ceramics

#4 Post by djspeece »

The bigger issue may be with the decreased circulation to the gums as a result of the nicotine which is a powerful vasoconstrictor (tightens down blood vessels), which might result in slower remodeling/movement of your teeth -- but I am not certain if there is data to support that. You might want to speak to your ortho about the issue.
Dan

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