***Dental braces (also known as braces, orthodontic cases, or cases) are devices used in orthodontics that align and straighten teeth and help to position them with regard to a person’s bite, while also working to improve dental health. #Choosing Metal Braces Advantages and Disadvantages Advantages:- 1) Strength and Stability:- Metal is very Strong and compared to other Orthodontic treatment option, their components do not break easily to disrupt treatment. 2) Affordability:- Metal braces are the most basic and also the most affordable treatment option available. 3) Variety of option:- Today, you can find metal brackets in the basic design, with self-ligating components and those which are attached lingually (or on the back surface of the teeth). Disadvantages:- 1) Less Esthetic Appearance:- Metal braces are relatively less esthetic compared to other options mainly because of metallic smile. #Choosing Ceramic Braces Advantages and Disadvantages Advantages:- 1) The main edge of ceramic braces is their esthetic and cosmetic appeal. 2) Opting for ceramic braces tends to create a more pleasing, less conspicuous look for the patient’s appliances, especially from a distance. Disadvantages:- 1) Breakage:- ceramic braces are not a good idea if you are involved in contact sports. 2) Cost:- You will probably have to pay more for ceramic braces than for stainless steel. The braces themselves are more expensive, and treatment often requires more and longer visits to the orthodontist to achieve the desired results. *The ceramic brackets do not stain but the clear elastic wires or ties holding the brackets to your teeth stain, especially if you smoke, eat a lot of curry or drink loads of coffee. #Choosing Clear Braces Advantages And Disadvantages Advantages:- 1) Appearance:- Ceramic braces and clear braces are much less noticeable than traditional metal braces. Clear and ceramic braces offer an aesthetic alternative for patients seeking options other than traditional metal braces. Disadvantages:- 1) Cost:- Ceramic and clear braces may cost more than traditional metal braces. Your orthodontist may offer convenient payment plans to help control the costs of your treatment. 2) Discoloration:- The clear elastic ties used with clear and ceramic braces may become slightly discoloured when you drink tea, coffee, or wine, and eat certain foods or smoke. 3) Treatment Time:- Orthodontic treatment with clear or ceramic braces may take longer than with traditional metal braces. If you don’t mind investing a little more time in your smile, then talk to your orthodontist to find out how long your treatment time will be with clear or ceramic braces.

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