What are the benefits of Metal Braces?

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Metal braces are usually less expensive than more modern devices newer to the market and can correct the most difficult problems with teeth. Since they are the most traditional and common device used for straightening teeth, metal braces may be more likely to be covered by insurance plans.

Advantages of Metal Braces

  • Metal brackets usually are the least expensive of all types of braces.
  • Treatment time is usually the shortest among all types of braces.
  • You can choose a darker ligature, which hides curry, smoking or black coffee stains.
  • Self-ligating braces do not contain rubber ligatures, so staining will never be a problem.
  • They are strong and rarely break.
  • Golden brackets are unique, novel and generally look attractive.

Disadvantages of Metal Braces

  • They are more noticeable than ceramic and Invisalign
  • At first, they are less comfortable (but that feeling wears off after a couple of weeks).
  • Canker sores irritate the gums more than ceramic brackets.

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