What Are Ceramic Braces?

What Are Ceramic Braces?

What Are Ceramic Braces?

Ceramic braces are a more visually subtle form of braces that blend in with the teeth.

They are also known as aesthetic, clear, or tooth-coloured braces

Ceramic braces use clear or tooth-coloured brackets to hold your teeth in place. As a result, they are a much less visibly obvious alternative to the shiny silvery look of traditional metal brackets

Therefore, they are pretty popular among people who want to wear braces without feeling self-conscious - like all adults!

Ceramic Braces Cost

Ceramic Braces Cost

Ceramic Braces Cost

You can get ceramic (clear) brackets with all of our orthodontic treatments for an additional cost of €100 per arch.

We provide a range of orthodontic options such as: 6 month braces, adult braces, train track braces and kids braces.

Our full pricing breakdown can be found on our pricing page.

We offer different payment plans depending on the orthodontic treatment required. We also offer finance plans in partnership with humm.

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How Do Ceramic Braces Work?

How Do Ceramic Braces Work?

How Do Ceramic Braces Work?

Ceramic braces use clear or tooth-coloured brackets to give them a more subtle appearance. Still, these are not entirely invisible and can certainly be spotted at a conversational distance.

When we use white, clear, or tooth-coloured wires and elastic ties with the brackets, they become even more discrete.

These braces blend very well with the teeth, making them unnoticeable from a distance. They don’t draw much attention from up close, and it will take someone pointing them out for others to notice them.

Benefits Of Ceramic Braces

Fixes orthodontic issues like overjets, diastema, crossbites and others

A less visible approach to teeth straightening

Smile with confidence again!

We offer free consultations

Proudly smile for photographs

Correctly aligns your bite

6 Month solution available

Conveniently located in Dublin, Limerick and Galway

The Procedure For Getting Ceramic Brackets

  • Initial Consultation
  • Procedure
  • Maintenance
  • Aftercare Routine
Initial Consultation
Initial Consultation

Initial Consultation

A consultation appointment with a dentist is the first step toward getting your braces fitted. We will discuss your goals and what you want to achieve with your treatment during your consultation.

You’ll also undergo an initial examination of your teeth to identify any existing or potential problems.

Your dentist will then discuss the best way forward with you before scheduling the date for the procedure.

Procedure
Procedure

Procedure

Your dentist will prepare ceramic braces according to your specifications. The procedure will begin by cleaning and drying your teeth. 

The orthodontist will then apply adhesive to attach the brackets to your teeth before installing the archwires into the brackets. They’ll finish by using elastic bands to secure the archwires. 

Maintenance
Maintenance

Maintenance

Your dentist will give you advice on how you can maintain your ceramic brackets.

They will also schedule your next appointment so they can adjust your braces and monitor your progress.

After the braces are put on your teeth and after adjustment, you can expect some sensitivity.

This discomfort usually passes quickly and can be managed with paracetamol if needed.

Aftercare Routine
Aftercare Routine

Aftercare Routine

Braces require a thorough aftercare routine to keep them clean. This aftercare routine includes:

  • Regular brushing. There are more places for food and bacteria to stick on with braces.
  • Regular flossing and use of interdental brushes i.e TePe brushes.
  • Avoid certain foods like nuts, caramel, gummies, and popcorn.
    Regularly rinse your mouth with mouthwash.

What Our Patients Say

My teeth were just a little bit off and now, they're just perfect. I love them!

I had 6 month clear braces and some composite bonding. I'm really happy with the finished results! I would 100% recommend 3Dental!

Orla
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What Our Patients Say

I just got my Invisalign aligners fitted and I'm so happy to have them!

I looked at 3Dental's social media and thought the results were amazing! They (the Invisalign aligners) just blend in straight away!

Jill Connolly
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What Our Patients Say

I had 6 month braces, teeth whitening and bonding.

It's (braces and bonding) really massively changed my life. I didn't realise how much more confidence would come with having a straight white smile.

Danielle Farrell
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What Our Patients Say

Transformed smile.

I had 6 month braces. They transformed my smile because I wasn't happy with my smile. I was super happy with the results!

Calvin Hayes
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What Our Patients Say

I've recommended 3Dental to a lot of my friends and family members.

I found the staff to be extremely friendly, very outgoing, very professional, and it's a very warm environment to be in. Not like your usual dentist experience!

Donna Marie
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What Our Patients Say

I was so much more confident!

I was so much more confident after getting my braces done. It makes such a big difference to your face and your teeth in general. You just feel so much happier and you are more conscious of minding your teeth. They are so worth it!

Louise Collins
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Orla testimonial - braces & bonding - 3Dental
Jill Connolly - Testimonial - Invisalign - 3Dental
6 month braces, teeth whitening, bonding testimonial - danielle farrell - 3dental
6 month braces testimonial - calvin hayes - 3dental
6 month braces testimonial - donna marie - 3dental
6 month braces testimonial - louise collins - 3dental

What Our Patients Say

I've recommended 3Dental to a lot of my friends and family members.

I found the staff to be extremely friendly, very outgoing, very professional, and it's a very warm environment to be in. Not like your usual dentist experience!

Donna Marie
Watch Now
6 month braces testimonial - donna marie - 3dental Watch Video

What Our Patients Say

I just got my Invisalign aligners fitted and I'm so happy to have them!

I looked at 3Dental's social media and thought the results were amazing! They (the Invisalign aligners) just blend in straight away!

Jill Connolly
Watch Now
Jill Connolly - Testimonial - Invisalign - 3Dental Watch Video

What Our Patients Say

Transformed smile.

I had 6 month braces. They transformed my smile because I wasn't happy with my smile. I was super happy with the results!

Calvin Hayes
Watch Now
6 month braces testimonial - calvin hayes - 3dental Watch Video

What Our Patients Say

I had 6 month braces, teeth whitening and bonding.

It's (braces and bonding) really massively changed my life. I didn't realise how much more confidence would come with having a straight white smile.

Danielle Farrell
Watch Now
6 month braces, teeth whitening, bonding testimonial - danielle farrell - 3dental Watch Video

What Our Patients Say

My teeth were just a little bit off and now, they're just perfect. I love them!

I had 6 month clear braces and some composite bonding. I'm really happy with the finished results! I would 100% recommend 3Dental!

Orla
Watch Now
Orla testimonial - braces & bonding - 3Dental Watch Video

What Our Patients Say

I was so much more confident!

I was so much more confident after getting my braces done. It makes such a big difference to your face and your teeth in general. You just feel so much happier and you are more conscious of minding your teeth. They are so worth it!

Louise Collins
Watch Now
6 month braces testimonial - louise collins - 3dental Watch Video
6 month braces testimonial - donna marie - 3dental
Jill Connolly - Testimonial - Invisalign - 3Dental
6 month braces testimonial - calvin hayes - 3dental
6 month braces, teeth whitening, bonding testimonial - danielle farrell - 3dental
Orla testimonial - braces & bonding - 3Dental
6 month braces testimonial - louise collins - 3dental

Commonly Asked Questions

Do ceramic braces take longer?

No. The only difference with ceramic braces is the material the brackets are made from and how they look on your teeth.

Do ceramic brackets break easily?

No. Braces require some attention to maintain them, mostly avoiding hard or sticky foods that could detach the bracket. With ceramic braces, the same is true through ceramic brackets are not more likely to damage or detach.

However, your braces are more likely to break if you engage in contact sports. Make sure you put on a mouth guard every time you're playing to avoid this.

Are ceramic braces bad?

No. What could be wrong with something that makes you smile more often?

Which braces work the fastest?

You can expect similar results and duration with all types of braces.

Today, we have ceramic braces that can take as little as six months to align your teeth.

Do ceramic braces hurt more?

No. We have not found any additional discomfort in patients that choose clear braces.

Can I whiten my teeth with ceramic braces?

No. We recommend staying away from whitening toothpaste and other whitening products while wearing braces.

When you have ceramic braces on, part of your tooth is covered.

When we remove the braces, the part of your tooth that the brackets covered would be a different shade than the rest of your tooth.

Can you smoke with ceramic braces?

Being a smoker should not put you off getting ceramic brackets. The elastics that hold the wire in place are the component that is most prone to staining.

While we don't recommend smoking, we can freshen up the elastics during your adjustment visits.

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