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Treatment with braces by Dr. Chris Getman of Getman Orthodontics is no longer associated with bulky metal bands on the teeth and awkward teenage smiles. Ceramic braces are a discreet and effective method of orthodontic treatment near Rossville, TN for those patients who want to straighten their smile without attracting a lot of attention while wearing braces. Ceramic braces are clear (or tooth-colored) and comfortable, and they still align your teeth effectively and give you the smile you have always wanted.

What are ceramic braces in Rossville TN?

Ceramic braces, also sometimes referred to as clear braces, are braces that are made of a clear or tooth-colored ceramic material. Dr. Chris Getman attaches these braces to the front of the teeth in the same way as traditional metal braces; each bracket is connected to a tooth and connected to the other brackets by a wire that is gradually adjusted to achieve the desired result.

Because of their material composition, ceramic braces are more fragile and they require a bit more care than traditional metal braces. Ceramic braces are permanent in your mouth for the length of your treatment.

What are the advantages of ceramic braces?

Ceramic braces offer many advantages over other orthodontic treatment systems. They provide a virtually invisible way to correct all kinds of orthodontic issues such as overbites and/or crooked teeth. And because they are made of ceramic and not metal, there is less chance of irritation in the mouth from the appliances.

Ceramic braces are more effective also at treating more severe orthodontic issues than Invisalign clear aligners. Invisalign aligners are removable plastic trays that can be lost or carelessly applied. Ceramic braces are permanent and cannot be lost.

How much do ceramic braces cost?

Orthodontic treatment with ceramic braces near Rossville, TN can vary in price, but they often cost around the same as treatment with traditional metal braces. Dr. Chris Getman works with each patient individually to create a customized treatment plan that will work with each patient’s schedule, budget, and treatment goals. If cost is an issue, Dr. Chris Getman and the team at Getman Orthodontics can work out an individualized payment plan appropriate for the patient’s treatment. Getman Orthodontics also accepts a number of insurance plans that may help lessen the cost of treatment.

Ceramic braces are an effective and appropriate alternative for those who want to improve their smile. Dr. Chris Getman of Getman Orthodontics near Rossville, TN wants to make sure that you receive the smile you've always dreamed of.


Dr. Chris Getman and the team at Getman Orthodontics are experts in ceramic braces. If you have any questions pertaining to Invisalign, Invisalign Teen, braces and clear braces in Rossville TN, 38066 zip code area, Germantown TN, Fayette County TN, Collierville TN and Piperton  TN or would like to schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Chris Getman contact Getman Orthodontics at: 901-843-2483

Dr. Chris Getman and the team at Getman Orthodontics near Somerville, TN are orthodontics experts and can help explain to you why you should always maintain good oral health by brushing and flossing your teeth while wearing braces.

We’ve all been taught about the importance of brushing and flossing our teeth, typically in the morning when you wake up and at night before you go to sleep. But the one thing that you should never forget to do is clean your teeth properly, especially if you wear braces. While wearing braces, whether you’re a teenager or an adult, maintaining good oral health care, Getman Orthodontics helps ensure a successful treatment outcome.

Brushing and Flossing When Wearing Braces

With braces, food often gets caught in the brackets and wires, and then lingers on your teeth, creating plaque and tartar. These conditions can also cause serious and unwanted complications during your orthodontic treatment, such as:

  • Swollen gums
  • Cavities
  • Permanent stains on your teeth
  • Yellowed teeth
  • Bad breath

While wearing braces, not only is it important to brush your teeth multiple times a day but to brush them in the correct way. To get the best brushing results, make sure you brush your teeth and braces from every angle.

  • While brushing your braces on and around your top teeth, make sure to brush them with the toothbrush angled downward.
  • When brushing your braces on and around your bottom teeth, make sure you brush them with the toothbrush angled upward.

 This helps to ensure that each tooth and every part of the tooth--the front surfaces, the chewing surfaces, and the back surfaces of your teeth--get completely clean. These techniques will also improve your brushing skills and give you a better cleaning treatment each time you brush.

Dr. Chris Getman stresses that cleaning your mouth, teeth, and braces effectively is an important part of your orthodontic treatment. If you don’t put the effort into your cleaning regimen while you are wearing braces, you may not get the outcome that you were hoping for: a clean, healthy, straight, white smile.

Flossing

Just brushing your teeth is not enough when you’re wearing braces. Flossing is a necessary (even if it’s a bit more awkward and difficult) and important step toward optimal oral health and the best orthodontic treatment outcome.

 For people who wear braces, the Getman Orthodontics team recommends using a waxed floss. Some tools designed just for flossing are made with a stiff tip to reach food stuck under the wire of your braces. To be certain you are flossing effectively, remember these tips:

  • Thread the floss under the wire before passing the string between the teeth.
  • Rub the waxed floss up and down each surface of the tooth and don’t skip cleaning each and every gap.
  • Weave the floss through the individual gaps between the teeth (no blood should be seen. If you see blood, you may need to floss a little more gently).
  • Be sure to massage the gums with your toothbrush during brushing.
  • Finish things off with a good and thorough mouthwash rinse.

Both brushing and flossing your teeth properly are crucial steps in your orthodontic treatment with braces. You’ve already spent a lot of money on your braces to straighten your teeth and improve your smile. So why not maintain your oral health to ensure you get a healthy, beautiful smile?

 If you’ve been searching for an orthodontist near Somerville, TN that can help you achieve a beautiful, glowing smile, then look no further than Dr. Chris Getman! To make an appointment for a consultation at our office, call Getman Orthodontics at: 901-843-2483