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Abbie Schaefer Horky (0 Reviews)
734-971-3368 - 3100 E Eisenhower Pkwy Ste 200, Ann Arbor, MI
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Maria L Pinzon (0 Reviews)
734-975-8730 - 2301 S Huron Pkwy Ste 2B, Ann Arbor, MI
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Mary H Walton (0 Reviews)
734-975-8730 - 2301 S Huron Pkwy Ste 2B, Ann Arbor, MI
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James W Reese (0 Reviews)
734-741-0101 - 3250 Plymouth Rd Ste 102, Ann Arbor, MI
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Howard David Baru (0 Reviews)
734-747-6700 - 3250 Plymouth Rd, Ann Arbor, MI
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Lysle E Johnston (0 Reviews)
734-763-1565 - Chairman Orthod & Ped Dent Univ Of Mich Sch Of Dent, Ann Arbor, MI
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Richard Anders Johnson (0 Reviews)
734-662-9236 - 526 Galen Cir, Ann Arbor, MI
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John G Clinthorne (0 Reviews)
734-761-3116 - 1303 Packard St Ste 101, Ann Arbor, MI
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James Alyn Mc Namara (0 Reviews)
734-668-8288 - 321 N Ingalls St, Ann Arbor, MI
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Grant Rex Norman Bowbeer (0 Reviews)
734-662-2527 - 606 W Stadium Blvd, Ann Arbor, MI
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Selecting Braces : Ceramic vs. Metal Ann Arbor
Selecting Braces: Ceramic vs. Metal
 
The orthodontic field of today offers a wide variety and types of braces for patients. Due to this higher number of choices, many people have the difficulty of choosing a type of brace that is suitable for them. One key debate in this choice battle is ceramic braces versus metal.
 
However, choosing the right type of braces depends largely on the following factors.
 

The complexity of the jaw misalignment or teeth crookedness
Necessities for teeth removal
Requirements for surgery in the jaw
Necessities with respect to other specific tools like, headgear
The time duration of the treatment
Likes and dislikes of your chosen dentist or orthodontist
Your ability to withstand the costs
Your personal desires and drawbacks

 
Pros and Cons of Ceramic Braces
 
Pros
 

One of the most important advantages of ceramic braces comes from cosmetic value where the color of the ceramic tends to mix into the color of the teeth. This helps to reduce the visibility of the braces when viewed from a distance or in a photograph.

 

In addition, it has been found that some patients find it more comfortable to use ceramic braces than metal ones. This is mainly because ceramic braces offers less irritation to the gums.

 

Opposite to what many people tend to believe, ceramic brackets have been found to be extremely strong and seldom break or come off your mouth. If these brackets get bounded by plasma light, the strength of ceramic braces is a good as metal ones.

 
Cons
 

There’s a likelihood of discoloration of the rubber bands which hold the wire to the brackets. When such discoloring occurs, the cosmetic value diminishes.

 

In comparison with metal braces, ceramic braces are known to be more expensive since ceramic brackets cost more.

 

Time duration of the treatment lasts longer than treatment using metal braces.

 

If a particular patient suffers from a highly complex orthodontic condition, then the dentist will not opt to utilize ceramic braces for treatment. This is due to strength issues.

 
Pros and Cons of Metal Braces
 
Pros
 

In terms of cost, it is a known fact that metal braces are the cheapest among all the types of braces.

 

With respect to treatment times, use of metal braces will help to achieve a patient’s end goal much sooner.

 

Choosing a darker ligature will spare a patient from visibility of curries, smoking residue or black coffee stains.

 

Some specially designed metal brackets do not consist of rubber bands which will help to take care of the problem of stains.

 

Among all the types of braces, metal braces are known to be the strongest which makes them seldom break.

 
Cons
 

In terms of visibility, metal braces take the lead in contrast with ceramic braces. As such, the use of metal braces attracts the traditional nickname: metal mouth.

 

With respect to comfort levels, metal braces are known to cause discomfort during the initial stages of application. For example, metal braces are known to irritate the gums more than ceramic braces.

 
 
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