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WHAT TO CHOOSE? METAL OR CERAMIC BRACES!!!!

WHAT TO CHOOSE? METAL OR CERAMIC BRACES!!!!
When a patient enters a Orthodontic clinic He/She is confused whether to go for metal braces or ceramic braces? Orthodontic treatment is generally considered a cosmetic treatment as this is the primary reason behind patient visiting a Orthodontist. But the choice of braces should be more dependent on the longetivity, comfort and ease of treatment in addition to cost to both the patient and the Orthodontist.
Based on my personal experience i would prefer metal braces over ceramic for the following reasons :-
1. Cost effective : metal braces are far cost effective than ceramic braces. approx difference would range from Rs.10,000 - 20,000.
2. Longetivity :- although ceramic braces have a very good tooth to bracket bond strength but they lack marginal strength(i.e. they break from corners because of load). so in this regard they have a lesser life than metal brackets.so for this reason they have to be changed which ultimately leads…