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Ceramic Brace Metal
Cost: This is variable. Would contact the facility or provider to obtain more information about the anticipated cost. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
I need to get braces soon and was wondering if I should get the metal speed kind or the clear ceramic ones?
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
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?
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
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
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
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
I m 27 year old. Have been suggested use f permanent braces after 4 X extraction. Which one be good ceramic or metallic braces? Which will take less time
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
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
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