Ceramic or Metal Braces? Ask Your OrthodontistMarch 22, 2022
So much has changed over the years in the way orthodontists like Scranton produce healthy, beautiful smiles. The techniques, technology, and materials we use to bring our patients’ teeth and jaws into alignment have made our treatments faster and more comfortable, and the results are simply outstanding!
One of the treatment options that our patients inquire about are ceramic braces. Ceramic braces have become popular largely due to their clear or natural color variations, which make them less visible than standard metal braces. They also get the job of moving teeth into place done more quickly than clear aligners — another relative newcomer that has been growing in popularity. Metal braces, on the other hand, move teeth into place more quickly than ceramic braces, tend to be more durable because of the strength of the material, and can cost less than their ceramic cousin.
Of course, deciding which treatment option is best for you or your child is a process our orthodontist goes over in detail with each patient. The patient’s age, their oral health, whether they play sports, and other factors are all taken into consideration before making the choice. For example, ceramic braces may be recommended if all the patient’s adult teeth have emerged, while metal might be the way to go for an athletic youngster. Today’s orthodontic treatments utilize the latest technology to customize the optimal solution for anyone, no matter their age.
While the technology has changed, one fact has remained constant: No one is better trained and equipped to help you achieve the healthy, radiant smile you desire than an orthodontist. And Scranton represents the gold standard in orthodontic care, combining state-of-the-art treatments with time-tested techniques. You’ll start smiling the moment you experience the personal attention you’ll receive every step of the way. Please contact our office today for an appointment!