When it comes to straightening teeth in the modern age, patients have more options than ever before. Since technology and methods have advanced, some folks feel overwhelmed when trying to decide what type of treatment is right for them. While traditional metal and wire braces are still widely used by our orthodontist, there are less conspicuous options such as ceramic braces, which are tooth colored. When determining which type of treatment is best for your needs, we recommend having a one-on-one consultation with our team where we can help you find the type of treatment that meets your needs and your budget.
How Braces Work
Orthodontic systems, even if they look quite different from one another, utilize the same fundamental principles to gradually move teeth over time. It’s important to know that most orthodontic systems whether it be traditional braces, ceramic braces, or plastic aligners work the same for common problems like spacing and overlapping teeth. By applying continuous force, teeth will shift with time. So when choosing the right type of braces, patients should know that most orthodontic treatment offers similar results – especially when one compares traditional braces to ceramic ones.
How Ceramic Braces are Different
The difference between ceramic orthodontia and traditional braces is the materials used to make them. Ceramic teeth straightening systems utilize tooth-colored brackets that are made from high-quality ceramics. Since ceramic comes in many white shades, it is very discreet when compared to metal and brightly colored brackets. Sometimes, patients can choose clear ligatures as well to replace traditional wires. This option is far less conspicuous than traditional orthodontic systems.
Choosing the Right Treatment
While research can certainly help you narrow down your treatment options, it is best to consult with a professional. Our orthodontist will perform an examination to determine the state of your oral health and evaluate the extent of your orthodontic problems to determine the right type of braces for your needs. Since patient education is important to us, we welcome you to ask questions during your appointment.
Contact Bunn Orthodontic Group at 210-921-9191 and schedule your informative consultation today.