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From amazing music, incredible hair, groundbreaking movies like The Breakfast Club and Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, the 80s culture still has influence nearly 40 years later.

Another thing the 80s gave us is often overlooked: ceramic braces.

You’re probably wondering what’s so awesome about ceramic braces that we’d include them in such storied 80s accomplishments. So let’s take a look at what they are and what makes ceramic braces a good option for some people.

What are they?

Ceramic braces are simply braces made entirely from translucent material. So instead of having the traditional metal brackets on your teeth, ceramic braces blend to match the color of your teeth. This is particularly helpful for adults who work in a professional setting and need more advanced orthodontic care than Invisalign®, but don’t want to have ostentatious brackets on their teeth.

How well do they work?

Ceramic braces will perform just as well as traditional braces; however, since they’re made from ceramic instead of metal, they’re more fragile and prone to breakage.

In addition, the clear bands used to secure the wires to the brackets may become discolored between office visits. Those two differences aside, ceramic and metal braces are virtually identical in function.

The 80s definitely did a lot for the world, and ceramic braces are one of the best things to come from that decade. If you think ceramic braces could be an option for your orthodontic needs, don’t hesitate to contact us today at 208-893-5151 to schedule a consultation.