Pros and Cons of Ceramic Braces

When making decisions about your orthodontic treatment, there are many things to take into consideration – the severity of orthodontic diagnosis, budget, and types of treatment available, just to name a few. As the quality choice for orthodontics, Bristol, RI’s Jaffe Orthodontics can help you understand your treatment options and help determine the right one for you. One such option is ceramic braces.


Ceramic braces work similarly to traditional braces, however, there are a few differences between them and other braces to consider. If you need help deciding on a treatment, continue reading to discover some of the pros and cons of ceramic braces.


Pros of Ceramic Braces


More Discreet

While metal braces are very noticeable, ceramic braces are more inconspicuous because the ceramic’s coloring blends in better against teeth.


More Efficient Than Clear Aligners

Clear aligners are an excellent option for anyone desiring a less noticeable and more convenient treatment option, but they don’t work quite as quickly or efficiently as ceramic braces. Ceramic braces are also able to correct more severe malocclusions whereas clear aligners are not suitable for all patients.


More Cost-Effective vs. Clear Aligners

While clear aligners like Invisalign reign supreme as the most discreet form of treatment, that often comes with a higher price tag. Ceramic braces offer a more cost-effective option versus clear aligners.


More Comfortable Than Metal

Most orthodontic patients find ceramic braces to be more comfortable than metal braces since the material is a little less abrasive or irritating compared to metal.


Cons of Ceramic Braces


More Expensive Than Traditional Braces

While less expensive than clear aligners, ceramic braces remain higher in cost compared to traditional metal braces and may not fit into every budget.


Less Durable Than Metal

Although still very strong, ceramic is a little more fragile than metal, meaning ceramic braces may damage easier than metal braces.


Slightly Bulkier

The brackets of ceramic braces are sometimes a little larger than metal brackets, so they may feel a bit bulker which may be uncomfortable for some patients.


Less Efficient Than Metal Braces

Due to the difference in material strength, ceramic braces are not able to move teeth as quickly as metal braces, meaning treatment can take longer.


Start Working on Your Smile Today with Jaffe Orthodontics!

Jaffe Orthodontics is proud to be your Bristol, RI braces specialist and strives to provide the highest quality treatment for all our patients. Do you think you may be a good candidate for orthodontic treatment, or just want to learn more about treatment options? Contact us today to speak with our friendly staff and schedule a visit with your orthodontist in Bristol, RI at Jaffe Orthodontics!

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