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What is the price difference between ceramic and metal braces?

What is the price difference between ceramic and metal braces?

Cost: This is variable. Would contact the facility or provider to obtain more information about the anticipated cost. ...Read more

Dr. Krishna Kumar
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Braces (Definition)

They are used in orthodontics. The braces are put onto the teeth at precise anatomical locations, and wire runs through the braces and brings teeth into proper alignment. This is a very short answer for a very ...Read more


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Which is better: clear ceramic braces or metal braces?

Management decision: Both can be used to great avail to produce excellent results. It comes down to each orthodontic specialist's decision regarding personal preference. Clear braces can look good or less than ideal in different situations. Clear are a bit more uncomfortable to remove in "my opinion.". ...Read more

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Which looks more natural: ceramic braces or metal braces?

Which looks more natural: ceramic braces or metal braces?

Ortho outcome: The most important question to ask yourself, is what am I trying to accomplish and what is the best way to achieve that goal? Hopefully you want the best aesthetic look and the healthiest teeth and gums. Therefore find the best Orthodontist you can and discuss how best to achieve your goals. Each system has pros and cons. See what is best for you. ...Read more

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What is the cost of ceramic braces compared to metal braces?

What is the cost of ceramic braces compared to metal braces?

Wrong question: Cost of Orthodontic Rx depends on complexity of the case and anticipated time in Rx. Some offices have a slight surcharge for clear braces, others do not, as time in Rx may be affected by choice of appliance. See a fully qualified Orthodontic Spcialist to find out what' subset for you, and how to best go about arriving at the best result possible. ...Read more

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Is it better for adults to get ceramic braces or metal braces?

Is it better for adults to get ceramic braces or metal braces?

Your choice: There are differences in treatment and metal will always be faster, cheeper and more effective, but typically we can get the same great results using either, so in the ned, at least in most cases, its more your choice. Talk to your orthodontist to more fully understand the differences in time and price ...Read more

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Can you tell me if ceramic braces or metal braces look better?

Can you tell me if ceramic braces or metal braces look better?

Transient: The question should really be, "Which appliance will get me out of braces sooner/better? " Talk to Orthodontic Specialist and ask to see both, as well as having a discussion as to what the best treatment would be for your individual problem set. ...Read more

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What is the size difference between ceramic braces and metal braces?

What is the size difference between ceramic braces and metal braces?

Appearance: Ceramic braces are much less noticeable than traditional metal traditional. ...Read more

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What is the difference in the cost of ceramic braces and metal ones?

Depends: As clear braces are slightly more costly than metal ones, and as there's about a 10% increase in treatment time, treatment with clear braces is usually about 10% more costly than with metal ones. See a fully qualified Orthodontic Specialist for an initial examination (usually free) to determine the extent of your malocclusion and the appropriate treatment modalities. ...Read more

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What is the price difference between ceramic braces and metal braces?

What is the price difference between ceramic braces and metal braces?

Cost of Orthodontics: It's more important to find a qualified Orthodontic specialist whom you trust than to be concerned by the nominal difference in cost of the materials. The fees will probably vary more depending upon the training, experience of the dentist as well as the type of practice or location than between ceramic or metallic braces. Get some recommendations and go for some consultations. Then decide. ...Read more

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What is the difference in cost between metal braces and ceramic braces?

What is the difference in cost between metal braces and ceramic braces?

Varies: In some offices no differences. In most qualified offices about 10% as ceramic braces increase chair time and length of treatment by about 10%. The important consideration is the training, skill, and experience of the practitioner, not the gadget. See a fully qualified Orthodontic Specialist for best care and ask him/her your question. ...Read more

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I need to get braces soon and was wondering if I should get the metal speed kind or the clear ceramic ones?

I need to get braces soon and was wondering if I should get the metal speed kind or the clear ceramic ones?

See Orthodontist: Most orthodontists do free initial consultation, that should help you to determine treatment options and can also determine if you need metal or clear ceramic braces. ...Read more

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Which is better metal speed braces or clear ceramic braces?

Which is better metal speed braces or clear ceramic braces?

Types of Braces: Metal "speed" braces are a brand of "self ligating" braces. Clear ceramic/crystalline braces are more esthetic. It is most important to select the orthodontic specialist that you believe will treat you best as opposed to picking the type of braces. Normally, metal vs clear brackets work similarly. ...Read more

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I am going to be getting ceramic/clear braces soon on my top teeth. It won't be as noticeable as metal braces but will it still change my appearance?

I am going to be getting ceramic/clear braces soon on my top teeth. It won't be as noticeable as metal braces but will it still change my appearance?

Yes: Like any other kind of braces, it can dramatically improve your smile and overall profile and facial shape and appearance. We get just as amazing, life changing results with ceramics as we do with metal braces (although sometimes they take a bit longer). ...Read more

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Are ceramic braces and metal braces equally effective as treatment for crooked teeth?

Are ceramic braces and metal braces equally effective as treatment for crooked teeth?

Same results: Both types of braces are very effectively used to correct crooked teeth. Depending on the specifics of each bracket, some are more efficient than others. Generally metal brackets work a little faster and have less bulk. ...Read more

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Would ceramic/clear braces change my appearance?

Would ceramic/clear braces change my appearance?

Of course: Any type of braces will change your appearance. Therefore, ceramic braces will definitely improve your appearance and function. You will be thrilled with the results. ...Read more

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Could ceramic braces cause stain?

Could ceramic braces cause stain?

No: As long as you continue to do a good job brushing and flossing and getting regular cleanings every 6 months. ...Read more

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Help can ceramic braces cause stain?

Help can ceramic braces cause stain?

Bacteria: Braces (ceramic or metal) do not stain teeth. Food and/or chromogenic (pigment producing) bacteria can stain the teeth next to the braces. Good oral hygiene and regular professional care will remove these surface stains. Bacteria+sugar=acids can permanently scar the teeh next to the braces, requiring fillings when braces come off. Excellent hygiene prevents acid build-up, prevents scars. ...Read more

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Would ceramic braces change my appearance?

Yes: Both ceramic and metal braces are noticeable, the ceramic less so. Braces move your lips forward about a tenth of an inch until they are removed. As your teeth/jaws are aligned, your smile will broaden become more symmetric, and more pleasing. It's worth it. ...Read more

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Are ceramic braces and regular braces equally effective?

Are ceramic braces and regular braces equally effective?

Equally Effective: Ceramic braces are a less noticeable than regular metal braces, but provide patients with an equally effective treatment. ...Read more

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Can you get ceramic and other hidden braces on medicare?

Can you get ceramic and other hidden braces on medicare?

No: Medicare does not cover orthodontic treatment. Talk to an orthodontist about extended payment plans, or seek treatment in the orthodontic department of a dental school. ...Read more

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What is the difference between ceramic braces and invisible braces?

What is the difference between ceramic braces and invisible braces?

Invisalign?: Brackets, whether metal or ceramic, are bonded to your teeth and use wires, elastics, and springs to move your teeth. Invisalign uses a series of trays to move your teeth. The trays are removable and made of a clear plastic. Ask your orthodontist what would work best for you. ...Read more

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I am planning to get ceramic braces. How do they look in terms of aesthetics?

Good: Aesthetics is very subjective. Ceramic braces have little to no metal which makes them less noticeable. However, if you don't take care of the ceramic braces, they can look worse. Ceramic braces can stain and become discolored with certain foods and without proper hygiene. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get stains around ceramic braces where the glue is? Will the glue and stains come off when braces are removed?

Stain/scar: Stains are extrinsic, and will clean off easily during or after braces with a professional cleaning. If braces are not kept clean and bacteria allowed to collect next to the braces, or if seal is damaged from eating hard/sticky/chewy foods, teeth can become permanently damaged, intrinsically scarred, requiring restorations. Ask both your Orthodontist and your Dentist to review your status. ...Read more

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Looking to get ceramic braces. Is there any less noticeable version of ceramic braces? Is there a certain color or company that produces less noticable

Looking to get ceramic braces. Is there any less noticeable version of ceramic braces? Is there a certain color or company that produces less noticable

Diagnosis first: A brace just is a vehicle to attach the wire to the tooth. The most important step is to figure out what needs to be accomplished and why. You need to first feel comfortable with the plan that is in place for you. After this, your orthodontist can provide you with options that will achieve these movements. There are a number of braces types available, but the diagnosis is the critical part. ...Read more

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What is the difference between ceramic braces and lingual braces?

What is the difference between ceramic braces and lingual braces?

The difference is.,: Ceramic braces attach to the front of your teeth just like traditional metal braces. The difference is the brackets are made of tooth colored ceramic instead of metal. Lingual braces attach to the tongue side of your teeth. Not everyone has enough room on the backside of their upper front teeth to fit lingual braces. Only an orthodontist can determine which will work better for you. ...Read more

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Is it possible for ceramic braces to result in palatal expansion to some extent?

Is it possible for ceramic braces to result in palatal expansion to some extent?

Not usually: Palatal expansion usually requires strong forces that are available from 'screw key' expanders. Ceramic or metal braces usually cannot achieve this! ...Read more

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Could ceramic braces put less stress on my bonding?

Could ceramic braces put less stress on my bonding?

No: The brackets are not what puts on the stress. the difference of ceramic vs metal-- while there is some treatment difference, is far more cosmetic for you than clinical as far as stress on your bonding ...Read more

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What is the difference between ceramic braces and Invisalign?

What is the difference between ceramic braces and Invisalign?

The difference is...: Ceramic braces are attached to your teeth. They are harder to clean but you don't have to worry about losing them. Invisalign is removable. This makes cleaning your teeth easier, but if you lose them or forget to put them in they will not work. So which is better partially depends on the patient's personally. Also ceramic braces can correct some conditions that invisalign can not. ...Read more

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