Traditional vs. Ceramic Braces

Published on January 16th, 2019

There’s no denying that braces are one of the most common and effective ways to improve your smile. Our orthodontist near Highland Park offers both ceramic and traditional braces to our patients so they can choose the option that best suits their needs. Here is what you need to know regarding the difference between the two options.

Traditional Braces

You are likely familiar with traditional braces. Traditional braces utilize wires and brackets to gradually shift your teeth into the proper placement. They are made from an extremely durable material, making them a good option for those who are active in sports and other activities. Keep in mind that traditional metal braces are more noticeable when you are laughing, smiling or eating because they do not blend in with your teeth.

Ceramic Braces

If you are interested in a subtler option to straighten your smile, consider ceramic braces. Rather than utilizing metal brackets and wires, ceramic braces use brackets made out of ceramic, porcelain, or plastic. Dr. Lippitz uses the highest quality brackets so they will not discolor.

Both types of braces are effective in treating your smile, as how they work are mechanically the same. If you need braces, you can talk with our orthodontist near Highland Park to explore the pros and cons of each option. Please contact us today to schedule an appointment!

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