When braces were first developed, metal brackets were the only option, but today, you can choose clear brackets instead. While our team at Smile Cove understands why clear brackets are so popular, we also want you to know there are many situations in which metal braces are the best option. Below, we’ll go over a few factors to consider in order to determine if metal braces are the right choice for you.
- Cost – One factor you should consider when choosing between clear and metal braces is the cost involved. Clear braces tend to be more expensive than metal ones, so if you are looking for a more economical choice, metal may be the way to go.
- Speed – Another thing to think about when deciding what type of brackets to get is the speed of treatment. Metal brackets can apply more pressure to the teeth, causing them to shift position faster, and this can give you quicker results. If you want to minimize the time you need braces, we encourage you to choose metal brackets instead of clear.
- Effectiveness – A third thing to keep in mind when choosing braces is that certain types of brackets are better at addressing different issues. Metal brackets are especially good for closing gaps in the teeth and for addressing many other alignment issues. Our orthodontists will assess your needs (or your child’s needs) and recommend the best option for you.
Dietrich & Kelso Orthodontics provides orthodontic treatment and services for patients of Smile Cove Pediatric Dental and also accepts patients looking for orthodontic treatment only from any other dental office. Please visit the Dietrich & Kelso Orthodontics website for more information or give us a call at 727-789-4450.