Biology Forum Off-topic sections Off Topic Discussion Ceramic Braces Vs Metal Braces

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      * The biggest advantage of ceramic braces over metal braces is that ceramic braces do not cause stains on the teeth. Metal braces are notorious for causing stains on the surface of the teeth, and hence, are avoided by most of the people.
      * Although braces are commonly used by children and teenagers, sometimes adults may have a need to wear braces. Ceramic braces are often opted by adults for their appearance. As they are available in the natural color of the teeth, they can give a subtle appearance, and hence, are very convenient than metal braces.
      * Although metal braces may seem expensive, they are the cheapest of the lot. Ceramic braces on the other hand, cost a lot more than metal braces. At the same time, if the procedure lasts for a longer time, the cost can go up more than initially stated.
      * Metal braces are a lot stronger than ceramic braces. One of the another disadvantages of ceramic braces is that as they are brittle, they have higher tendency to break or chip. Specially if these braces crack, you will have to spend additional amount of money. Similarly, those made of plastic have a tendency to wear out with quickly.
      * When comparing ceramic braces vs metal braces, one should be aware that metal braces are definitely more efficient than their ceramic counterparts. Although metal braces may not be attractive, they really help in aligning the teeth quickly. As they are sturdy, metal braces can also be worn by anyone for any amount of time, whereas ceramic braces have certain limitations. For e.g., it is not recommended for sportsmen to wear ceramic braces.

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