Ceramic braces function similar to traditional metal braces, but are less noticeable because they are made of clear materials. While they may be visually less prominent, ceramic braces are larger and more brittle than their metal counterparts. They require a lot of care and attention to oral hygiene. For these reasons, ceramic braces are primarily used on the upper teeth for older teenagers or adult patients who have cosmetic concerns.
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