There are many options when it comes to orthodontic treatment today. Invisible braces, fixed braces, lingual and functional braces, all of which have a specific use depending on the case and severity of correction. For some, the corrections needed may only be mild, in these cases, aligners can be used such as Invisalign. In other cases, where the treatment needs to be more robust, a more traditional approach is needed such as fixed metal braces.
For some, the thought of having fixed metal braces, where your orthodontist can adjust and guide tooth movement more diligently, is one of dread. It is understandable not to want to have your mouth full of visible metal brackets and wires, especially for teenagers and young adults who undoubtedly feel self-conscious. The good news is that ceramic braces are an excellent alternative for this very reason.
Let’s look at how metal and ceramic braces can help with specific dental problems and weigh up which is more suitable in five key areas.