If you are have decided to straighten your teeth, you have a few different options to consider. Braces are still the most popular choice for orthodontic work, and modern braces come in a few different varieties. In this article, we will explain the benefits of both traditional metal and ceramic braces so you can make the best choice for your smile.
Traditional Metal Braces
Traditional metal braces have been around for generations and remain the most popular treatment option for orthodontic patients today. These braces use metal brackets and wires to straighten teeth. The wires are held to the brackets using rubber bands, which are available in a variety of colors. Some kids and teens love changing the colors of these rubber bands at their monthly orthodontic adjustments, while other patients prefer more subtle braces look.
Ceramic braces are a great option for patients who want a more discreet look while still using braces as their treatment option. Ceramic braces work in the same way that traditional metal braces do, but they use tooth-colored ceramic brackets. Some patients also use white or tooth-colored wires with these braces. While ceramic braces provide a sleeker look than traditional brackets, patients should know that these brackets can stain. Practicing good oral hygiene during your braces treatment and avoiding foods and drinks that can cause staining (like coffee and soda) will help to keep the braces looking their best.
Quality Orthodontics in Spring, Texas
Whether you choose metal braces, ceramic braces or another form of orthodontic treatment, Dr. Bar and the Adventure Orthodontics team are here to provide you with comfortable, personalized care. To get started on your orthodontic journey, call our offices at 281-353-5556.