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Dr. Ronald Champion can install braces hardware in your mouth, at his Modesto, California clinic in a long-term effort to realign your teeth for a more function mouth and an appealing smile. Some people might be reticent to have braces in fear that the visible hardware will affect their outward appearance. To address these concerns and reduce the visible impact of braces hardware, Dr. Ronald Champion can apply a porcelain coating.

The special dental-grade porcelain material can be perfectly shaded to match the surrounding tooth enamel. While this does not make the braces completely invisible, it will make it harder for the casual observer to notice.

However, the porcelain glazed braces will require some daily cleaning and basic maintenance. Any damage to the orthodontic hardware or complications from cavities could potentially increase the duration of time it takes to realign your smile.

Brushing your teeth twice each day and flossing in the evening will help to remove stray food material and plaque from your teeth and braces. This is a critical first step in preventing tooth decay while also helping maintain healthy gums. If you are having trouble flossing between your teeth, you might want to try using a floss threader with waxed dental floss.

Eating sticky foods or chewing gum can potentially bend wires and potentially break a piece of hardware loose. At the same time, you should also try to avoid crunchy foods, hard candy and chewing on things like pens, pencils, and ice.

Even occasional tobacco use or frequently drinking dark beverages can stain your tooth enamel. Yet the porcelain glaze will not be as prone to staining. This could cause a mismatch between the braces and natural tooth enamel. You can still enjoy dark beverages in moderation by drinking them through a straw.

If you live in the Modesto, California area and you’re interested in porcelain glazed braces, you should call 209.575.5888 to set up an initial consultation with Dr. Ronald Champion.