Metal & Ceramic Braces in Weatherford, TX

When you think of braces, images of bulky, awkward metal braces may be what first come to mind. Fortunately, many advancements have been made in recent years to make metal braces sleek and comfortable to wear. Our practice offers both metal braces and ceramic braces. If you are interested in pursuing either of these orthodontic options, please contact our office to schedule a consultation.

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Metal Braces

We often recommend metal or ceramic braces for our younger patients, because there is a certain amount of responsibility required to keep track of and consistently wear removable braces. Your child may frequently forget or choose not to wear a removable clear aligner as often as they should, or they may lose them, which can affect their treatment plan and the overall cost. With metal braces, the wires are continuously adjusting the teeth over time and there is no way for a patient to lose them or forget to wear them. Meason Orthodontics uses Damon braces, which do not use elastic bands for tightening and offer a faster treatment time and less pain and discomfort for the patient.

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Ceramic Braces

Ceramic braces are similar to metal braces, but they are not as easily visible against the teeth. Instead of using the metal materials that are normally used to make braces, ceramic braces are made of transparent ceramic. Ceramic braces can work well for teens or adults who don’t want to take on the responsibility of keeping track of clear aligners but still want their braces to look as discreet as possible. One thing to keep in mind with ceramic braces is that they can stain, so we always recommend that patients who choose ceramic braces make sure they are maintaining a thorough oral care routine and avoid staining foods and beverages.

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Which One is Right For Me?

Metal braces are often recommended as the best treatment option for patients who have more severe orthodontic problems that can’t be addressed by Invisalign or ceramic braces. If there are multiple teeth that need to be rotated or moved drastically, metal braces may be the way to go. If your orthodontic issues lean more towards mild or moderate and you like the appearance of ceramic braces, that might be the best choice for you. At your initial consultation, Dr. Meason will examine you or your child and can give a recommendation as to whether metal braces or ceramic braces will be the best option.

If you need help deciding which orthodontic treatment will be best for you, our team will be happy to give you a personal recommendation. Schedule your free consultation with us today!

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