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Doctor insights on: Ceramic Braces Vs Metal Braces Teeth

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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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Can you tell me if i could get teeth clean or gum clean when I have ceramic braces?

Can you tell me if i could get teeth clean or gum clean when I have ceramic braces?

Braces and cleaning: Yes, you can have your teeth cleaned while wearing braces. Ceramic brackets, like their metal counterparts, are fixed to your teeth. This makes effective brushing difficult, but not impossible. Your dentist or orthodontist will give you at-home care instructions. However, it is quite common for patients to miss small areas of plaque. That makes professional cleaning especially important. ...Read more

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If you remove ceramic braces after two weeks what negative consequences are there? Can teeth become worse? Damage enamel? Lose teeth?

If you remove ceramic braces after two weeks what negative consequences are there? Can teeth become worse? Damage enamel? Lose teeth?

Probably not: Removing braces after only two weeks should not normally cause a problem. However, ceramic braces must be removed carefully, because if not, enamel could be damaged. ...Read more

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I stated my ceramic Braces treatment 4months ago, got 2 teeth pulled out, yesterday my doctor noticed that I have very short roots on my front teeth What should I do please help. can I switch TREATMET?

In 4 Months?: Guadalupe, you stated you began treatment 4 months ago. How did your doctor notice you had short roots now, but not 4 months ago? Were X-rays taken BEFORE you began treatment? Are you saying your Dr. took more x-rays 4 months after treatment started or took the 1st x-rays 4 months after treatment started? That bit of information is most important. ...Read more

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Going to get ceramic braces on both arches. Any reason why the doctor wouldn't recommend metallic on the lower arch? Any risk of tooth chipping?

Going to get ceramic braces on both arches. Any reason why the doctor wouldn't recommend metallic on the lower arch? Any risk of tooth chipping?

Esthetics: They look nicer-less metal in your mouth. There is no more danger to the teeth with ceramic instead of metal, although the bracket may chip easier. ...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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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?

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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 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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Just got braces today. Have bite blocks but some teeth still seem to touch the ceramic brackets. Is this nornal? Will it break? When will it feel norm

Just got braces today. Have bite blocks but some teeth still seem to touch the ceramic brackets. Is this nornal? Will it break? When will it feel norm

Get checked: Sometimes brackets touch opposing teeth when you bite. This is a reason a bite block would be used initially to protect against bracket loss or tooth soreness. Perhaps the block needs to be adjusted. Do not hesitate to get this checked by your doctor. ...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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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