You aren’t just limited to metal brackets anymore. You can choose between metal OR ceramic- BUT what’s the difference? What makes one better than the other? Lets look at the pros and cons of each.
Metal Braces: The good & the bad
Other forms of braces have gained popularity over time, but metal brackets remain the most used (and cheapest!) option.
Metal braces are strong and durable Can be painful
The don’t discolour like ceramic braces Harder to clean
Cheapest option Most noticeable form of braces
Ceramic Braces: The good & the bad
Until not too long ago, braces were mostly for kids. But now more adults are getting them. These days orthodontic society members say that they are seeing an increase in patients who are adults. This is probably because it’s easier to get clear braces than it used to be and (maybe) more people want them since they don’t have metal in their mouth.
Harder to notice (more aesthetically pleasing) Pricey
More comfortable than metal brackets Not as effective
(in extreme cases)
When it comes to choosing between metal and ceramic braces, the best option will depend on your situation. You will want to talk with a team member about your treatment options and we will help you make the best possible choice to achieve your dream smile!