If you’re considering braces in Wyomissing, you may be wondering which type of braces are right for you. We offer both metal braces and ceramic braces at Molly Hottenstein Orthodontics, and either treatment may be a good option depending on your situation and your needs. Read on to get more information, or contact us now for a consultation.
Metal braces have been used in orthodontics for more than a century, and you probably already know the basics about how they work. Dr. Hottenstein will secure a series of metal brackets and bands to your teeth. Then, a wire is run through these brackets and locked in place using elastics.
By making adjustments to the wire, Dr. Hottenstein can change the pressure the braces exert on your teeth. Over time, this changes and corrects the position of your teeth.
Ceramic braces are basically the same as metal braces. However, they’re made from different materials. They use slightly larger ceramic brackets, which can be clear or matched to the color of your teeth. In addition, a tooth-colored wire and elastics are used, ensuring a better cosmetic appearance.
Because ceramic braces look similar to your natural teeth, they’re much less obvious when worn, so they are quite popular with older adults who want to correct the position of their teeth.
Wondering what the right option is for you? Let’s take a look at a few of the differences between metal braces and ceramic braces now so that you can make the right decision.
Still not sure which type of braces may be right for you, don’t worry. Dr. Molly Hottenstein is here to help. Contact us now or give us a call at (484) 258-2299 to schedule a consultation at Molly Hottenstein Orthodontics, and Dr. Hottenstein can help you learn more about each treatment, and choose the right one for your orthodontic needs.