There are a lot of considerations to take into account when choosing a brace. The type of teeth realignment treatment that’s right for you will vary based on numerous factors including lifestyle, current teeth alignment, budget and personal preference.
If you’re looking at traditional braces, you may be surprised to find out that they are not all the same. The key choice here is whether you will decide to go for metal brackets or ceramic brackets.
There are pluses and minuses for both options, so it’s important to do your research and think about which one will work best for you in your quest for straight teeth.
The case for metal brackets
One of the major reasons to go for metal brackets is that they are the most budget-friendly option.
Metal brackets also offer the opportunity or personalisation. Though they’re certainly the most noticeable type of brace, some patients like this! Teens and children in particular often appreciate the opportunity to customise their brace with different coloured bands.
Another major plus for metal brackets is that they are incredibly hardwearing. They’re difficult to stain and will generally continue to look the same for the duration of your teeth realignment treatment.
The case for ceramic brackets
Though ceramic brackets are more obvious than other Incognito braces such as Invisalign, they’re far less noticeable than metal brackets. The ceramic and wire used is tooth coloured, so they often blend into the mouth really well.
Still undecided? If you’re unsure which treatment type to go for, you may find our post on traditional braces and why they might be right for you helpful.