Braces are one of the most important investments you can make in the health of your smile. With so many options on the market for straightening your teeth, it can be difficult to know which kind of braces are right for you. This is where our team steps in to help. Two of the most common types of braces are ceramic and metal. But many people wonder, “Is one better than the other?” and “Which one is the best choice for my needs?” If you have been seeking answers to these questions and more, here is what you need to know.
Metal vs. Ceramic
Made with stainless steel, metal braces are designed to be durable and, as a result, excellent for more intensive orthodontic correction. While metal braces can withstand substantial pressure, ceramic braces are designed to blend in with the teeth creating a less obvious appearance. Although ceramic braces are generally considered as effective as metal, they are more likely to chip than their metal counterparts. So when it comes to durability, nothing can beat traditional metal braces.
Keeping Cost in Mind
Although the cost of braces will vary depending on the individual and the necessary treatment plan, ceramic braces are, generally speaking, slightly more expensive than metal. Many patients also find that their ceramic braces require slightly more investment for maintenance. However, the tradeoff for invisible teeth correction may be worth the potential costs. Your dental insurance may help cover the cost of orthodontia. At Savage, Sabol and Visser, we do our very best to make sure you get your orthodontic treatment at a fair and affordable price. We will do our best to help you find coverage for your treatment through your insurance plan.
Which Should You Choose?
Ultimately, your choice in braces is up to you. While both types of braces are effective, they also come with a list of pros and cons that should be taken into consideration before making a final decision. Of course, speaking with a doctor you can trust is the best way to understand what you might expect with your braces experience.
At Savage, Sabol and Visser Orthodontics, we pride ourselves on helping all of our patients in and around Virginia Beach create the seamless, beautiful smile they desire at an affordable price. So if you have questions and are ready to take the next step, we are ready to work with you. Simply contact us today to get started.