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Are the Clarity ceramic braces sturdy enough for children?

Written by Dr. Chaw Su Kyi on August 12, 2011

I love the look of the Clarity ceramic braces. I am getting braces at the same time as my daughter. Are the ceramic brackets sturdy enough for children? We want the same type of braces.

It’s great you are have both decided to have treatment together at the same time – you guys can compare notes! Ceramic brackets are definitely sturdy enough for children. We generally tend to recommend clear ceramic brackets on the upper teeth for children because on the lower teeth there is a risk of enamel wear from the bite. But having ceramic brackets on the upper teeth alone will make a big difference in appearance – as the brackets are tooth-coloured and clear, it will make the brace treatment quite discreet for both of you.

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