Many patients don’t know how to choose braces for themselves. A common issue they worry about is the aesthetics of wearing braces, or say they are afraid that it will turn out to be unsightly. Then how to choose the braces that fit you?
Metal braces, ceramic braces and Invisalign are in such an order that each is better than the former, as far as aesthetics is concerned. Below we’ll analyze their advantages and disadvantages in detail. You can choose any of them according to your own requirement.
1. Conventional metal braces
Advantages and Disadvantages: Composed of metal brackets and wires, metal braces are unsightly, which is the biggest shortcoming, and they bring such an uncomfortable feeling like holding metal in the mouth. Besides, wearing metal braces increase the difficulty in eating and tooth brushing. However, its long service life, solidness and affordable price make it a good option for treating different kinds of teeth misalignment.
2. Ceramic braces
Advantages and Disadvantages: Ceramic braces replace the metal brackets with ceramic ones, then the wire in the center become more obvious. Even though the wire can be changed to clear one which is a little more sightly, it is still visible. Moreover, ceramic braces are not removable, so it will be interruption to eating or routine brushing. Its price is between those of the metal braces and the clear braces.
Advantages and Disadvantages: Invisalign is imported braces with no brackets and wires. It’s just clear aligners which can hardly be seen on the teeth unless viewed in short distance. Invisalign is very sightly, and can be taken off easily for eating and brushing. But it may not be suitable for everyone, and the price is expensive, usually over 30,000 to 40,000 yuan.
How to choose from the above braces depends on your own needs. For adults who seek for aesthetics, ceramic braces and Invisalign are both good options, especially Invisalign or other clear braces like Angelalign (a Chinese brand).
For adolescents or patients with complicated dental condition, traditional metal braces may be the best option, as the treatment is always for good orthodontic result, but not for aesthetics, and adolescents can get better treatment results by wearing metal braces.
If you are still unable to make a decision after reading this article, then consult a professional orthodontist who can give you advice based on your dental condition. After all, you should know that different doctors may be good at different braces. No matter which type of braces you choose, you can pay in installments. The price difference of these braces usually goes to more than 10,000 yuan, so it is better for you to make a wise decision based on your economic condition.