Which is Better: Metal Braces or Ceramic Braces
Thanks to modern technology and experts in the field, orthodontic patients can choose from a range of brace appliances.
But with so many options available, we understand it can also be a little confusing for patients. That’s why we’ve created this short blog to help you understand the pros and cons of metal braces and ceramic braces.
Most aesthetically pleasing
While some people like the appearance of braces, not everyone does. So if you’re opting for a more discreet look, then ceramic braces are the right choice. They are made from tooth-coloured or clear materials, making them blend in with your natural teeth. Kind of like camouflage!
Both metal and tooth coloured braces are as durable as each other. They are both bonded in the same way using the same materials, Ultimately the care of the brace is down to the patient, what they eat/chew can affect the braces as hard, sticky or chewy items can pull the brackets off.
Easiest to clean
Surprisingly, some patients don’t realise that having a brace that’s easy to clean can make a world of difference to your treatment. So which is easier to clean? Metal braces are easier to clean due to the metallic colour of them. You can see if plaque and food is trapped around them, this would encourage brushing and further interdental cleaning. Ceramic braces stain easier, you might find it a challenge to keep them ‘clean-looking’.
There’s no getting away from the fact that ceramic braces are almost always going to be a more expensive option than metal braces. Why? As the ceramic braces are a cosmetic option the cost of the brackets we purchase are higher than the metal appliances.
So which option is best for you?
When it comes to choosing between metal and ceramic braces, the best option will very much depend on your own circumstance. Consider how you want your braces to appear and the affordability of them.
If you need any more assistance, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us today on 0161 884 1481. Or if you’re interested in a consultation, you can fill out our form on our website.
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