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Ceramic and Metal Braces

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At Malligai Dental Hospital Chennai clear ceramic braces are a popular choice among many patients. They are made of ceramic alloys that are made to match the color of your teeth. Because of their transparency, ceramic braces have gained a following among adult patients who wish to straighter their teeth without attracting much attention to their orthodontics.

Benefits of Ceramic Braces

  • Ceramic brackets are generally stain-resistant. They will not become discolored throughout the course of your treatment.
  • Ceramic braces are unique because its color blends in with the teeth, making them less noticeable when compared to traditional metal braces.
    • Some say that ceramic braces are less painful because they don’t irritate the gums.
    • Ceramic braces either have semi-translucent ceramic brackets, which are better for very white teeth, or tooth-colored ceramic, which is better for slightly darker teeth. Either way, they blend in well.
    • Ceramic braces are strong, especially if they are high-quality. They usually don’t chip or break unless they are badly abused.

Drawbacks of Ceramic Braces

  • Ceramic brackets are more expensive than metal brackets. They are also bigger, but they blend in with teeth so this isn’t an issue for most patients.
  • Like traditional metal braces, ceramic braces use clear or white ligatures to hold the archwire in place. The ligatures are little rubber bands, so they can stain because they’re porous. They’re changed at every adjustment.
  • Because ceramic brackets can’t withstand as much pressure as metal brackets can, ceramic braces are not recommended for people who need extensive treatment.

Metal braces are the most common orthodontic treatment for children and teens. Metal braces, often referred to as train tracks, have come a long way and are now a lot more visually appealing and comfortable than ever before.

Benefits of Metal Braces
  • Metal braces are usually the most cost-effective orthodontic treatment.
  • Metal braces can be jazzed up with different colored bands with each appointment