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Posted by: Riaan Fryer | 2010/09/01

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Ceramic braces

Hi there
I am currently living in a foreign country and have recently started proceedings towards getting braces (ie wisdom teeth have been removed etc.) My teeth arent very crooked but my jaw apparently seems to be a problem. Part of the orthodontic plan is to have jaw surgery towards the end of my treatment. My problem is this: I have asked my orthodontist for ceramic braces seeing as they are less visible and make life a bit more bearable, however she strongly recommends NOT to do that because they break too easily, and not suited for my orthodontic plan (well, i think this is what she is saying) Language is a big problem for me so I cannot fully understand her reason and explanation for this. I was hoping if you could perhaps advise what you think she means or what you know about this. I would really appreciate your input! Kind regards

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Oral health expert

Ceramic braces do tend to break more often and are not suitable for all patients. If the orthodontist has advised against using them for you it is best you use the conventional ones.

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Posted by: dental expert | 2010/09/01

Ceramic braces do tend to break more often and are not suitable for all patients. If the orthodontist has advised against using them for you it is best you use the conventional ones.

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