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Dr. Paul Grin Dr. Grin
Pain Management
32 years in practice
UCLA School of Dentistry
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Dr. Ira Katz
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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


Dr. S. Jay Bowman Dr. Bowman
Dentistry - Orthodontics
32 years in practice
Saint Louis University School of Medicine
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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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Dr. Gary Sandler Dr. Sandler
Dentistry
50 years in practice
New York University College of Dentistry
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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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Dr. Arnold Malerman Dr. Malerman
Dentistry - Orthodontics
49 years in practice
Maurice H. Kornberg School of Dentistry (Temple University)
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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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Dr. Hilary Baskin Dr. Baskin
Dentistry - Orthodontics
24 years in practice
Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University
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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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Dr. Arnold Malerman Dr. Malerman
Dentistry - Orthodontics
49 years in practice
Maurice H. Kornberg School of Dentistry (Temple University)
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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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Dr. Arnold Malerman Dr. Malerman
Dentistry - Orthodontics
49 years in practice
Maurice H. Kornberg School of Dentistry (Temple University)
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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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Dr. Gary Sandler Dr. Sandler
Dentistry
50 years in practice
New York University College of Dentistry
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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 recommendation and go for some consultations. Then decide. ...Read more

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Dr. Arnold Malerman Dr. Malerman
Dentistry - Orthodontics
49 years in practice
Maurice H. Kornberg School of Dentistry (Temple University)
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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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Dr. Robert Landman Dr. Landman
Dentistry
28 years in practice
Tufts University School of Dental Medicine
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Dr. Stuart Hoffman Dr. Hoffman
Dentistry - Orthodontics
26 years in practice
University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine
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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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Dr. Paul Grin Dr. Grin
Pain Management
32 years in practice
UCLA School of Dentistry
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Are ceramic braces and metal braces equally effective as treatment for crooked teeth?

Personal preference: Ceramic braces are the exactly same size and shape as metal braces, except that they have tooth-colored or clear brackets that blend in to teeth. The same treatment, the same goal, the same great outcome. ...Read more

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Dr. Hilary Baskin Dr. Baskin
Dentistry - Orthodontics
24 years in practice
Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University
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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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Dr. Arnold Malerman Dr. Malerman
Dentistry - Orthodontics
49 years in practice
Maurice H. Kornberg School of Dentistry (Temple University)
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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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Dr. Arnold Malerman Dr. Malerman
Dentistry - Orthodontics
49 years in practice
Maurice H. Kornberg School of Dentistry (Temple University)
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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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Dr. Paul Grin Dr. Grin
Pain Management
32 years in practice
UCLA School of Dentistry
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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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Dr. Theodore Davantzis Dr. Davantzis
Dentistry
36 years in practice
New York University College of Dentistry
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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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Dr. Marc Polecritti Dr. Polecritti
Surgery - Plastics
14 years in practice
Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
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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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Dr. Arnold Malerman Dr. Malerman
Dentistry - Orthodontics
49 years in practice
Maurice H. Kornberg School of Dentistry (Temple University)
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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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Dr. Ryan Tamburrino Dr. Tamburrino
Dentistry - Orthodontics
years in practice
Duke University School of Medicine
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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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