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2 Top Perks That Make Porcelain Braces A More Desirable Option than Traditional Metal Braces

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Gone are the days when traditional metal braces were the only orthodontic treatment available for teeth straightening. Today, there are several types of orthodontic braces available for dental patients to choose from. One of the most popular types of braces right now is porcelain dental braces. If you would like to know why an increasing number of patients that need teeth straightening favour porcelain braces over conventional metal braces, you should continue reading on. 

They are less conspicuous.

Ever wondered why tooth grills are made of gold, silver and other types of precious metals? Well, it is because these metals are hardwearing, but also easily noticeable. Unlike tooth grills, which are worn purely for decorative purposes, metal braces are designed to serve a different purpose — to straighten teeth. Hence, one of the major downsides of metal braces is that they are shiny and conspicuous, making it easy for people to notice them when the wearer speaks, smiles or eats. Many dental patients don't like this because it draws attention to their teeth deformities. 

The brackets of porcelain braces are made with a glass-like composite resin that make teeth shine through. In addition, ligatures of porcelain braces are usually clear or white in colour to compliment the look of the brackets. Because they replicate the of look natural teeth so well, porcelain braces tend to blend in well with the natural teeth. This quality is important for people who are too self-conscious to be seen wearing braces.

They are more comfortable.

Traditional metal braces are best known for their hardwearing nature. While this quality makes these braces the most durable types of orthodontic braces on the market to date, it tends to compromise the wearers' comfort levels. Porcelain braces give a characteristic smooth feel when fitted to the mouth. The smooth feel helps ensure that the wearer doesn't feel irritated from wearing the braces. If you've at some point in the past used metal braces, you'll be amazed at just how comfortable porcelain braces feel. 

These are just but a couple of perks that make porcelain dental braces a superior choice to traditional metal braces. But there are also situations when metal braces are deemed to be a better option compared to their porcelain counterparts. For example, porcelain braces are generally more expensive than metal braces, so if you are on a tight budget, it might be financially wise to opt for metal braces.