- Traditional metal braces
- Clear braces
If you really want to have straight, beautiful teeth but don't want to go through the hassle of traditional metal braces, Forestream Dental has an alternative in the form of clear braces.
Advantages of Ceramic (Clear) Braces
Ceramic clear braces are more aesthetically pleasing than metal braces and are more comfortable for the inside of your mouth. They offer some of the same advantages as metal braces such as good tooth movement control, and the ability to treat more complicated cases than Invisible Braces can treat at this time.
And contrary to popular belief, they don't stain easily. The ligatures on the braces can stain, but those will be changed at every check-up visit or more often if you need them to be. Unless you drink a lot of black coffee or smoke, you shouldn't need to worry about staining.
Disadvantages of Clear Braces
They can be more expensive, treatment can last longer and they can be more difficult and painful to remove when treatment is over.
If you're a candidate for it, Invisalign offers many advantages over both metal and clear braces. Invisalign clear braces are:
- Virtually invisible
- More hygienic
- More comfortable
- Easy to care for
- Resistant to staining
The only real disadvantages of Invisible Braces are (a) that it cannot treat severe and complex orthodontic problems at this time and (b) it is more expensive than metal or clear braces.
At Forestream Dental, we make it our goal to offer as many options as we can to solve your dental problems. If you want straight teeth but don't know what best for you, call or email our cosmetic dentist today to schedule a complimentary consultation. We'll go over your treatment options, treatment times, and costs and answer any other questions you may have.
Cosmetic dentist, Dr. Evola and the rest of the staff members at Forestream want to welcome you to our family of patients in the Buffalo, Amherst, Lancaster, and Williamsville, New York area. We look forward to serving you soon!