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Best Ceramic and Metal Braces in Dubai

When evaluating the many orthodontic treatment choices now available, one major question that we are frequently asked is: what is the difference between metal braces and ceramic braces?

While these two treatment choices have a lot in common, they also have a lot of differences, such as appearance, use, and cost. Continue reading to discover more about these treatment choices and to choose which one is best for you.


Best Ceramic and Metal Braces in Dubai

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Metal Braces?

Metal braces remain one of the most popular and effective orthodontic treatments available today. They use a succession of stainless steel brackets, thin metal wires, and discreet or brightly colored bands to help straighten teeth and correct bad bites. Metal braces have been around for over a century, but they have gotten smaller and more effective throughout that period. Because of the durability of permanent orthodontic treatment, it can execute more sophisticated tooth motions, making it a favored option in many circumstances.

Ceramic Braces

Ceramic Braces?

Ceramic braces are similar to metal braces, except that they are composed of a tooth-colored porcelain material rather than stainless steel. Their look is nearly unnoticeable when coupled with a white archwire and transparent brackets. They are also known as transparent braces, and they are a popular choice among individuals who are concerned about their looks.
Because ceramic braces have a similar design to regular metal braces, they perform similarly. Although treatment periods may be longer, they can cure the same types of complicated malocclusions. Moreover, they assist with the correction of terrible bites.
Adults who choose a less noticeable treatment alternative than traditional braces are particularly fond of ceramic braces. The appliances are both subtle and effective since they are made of transparent or tooth-colored materials. Ceramic braces may also be a better alternative if you have a metal allergy yet require your orthodontic treatment to complete intricate tooth motions, such as gently moving a tooth down into alignment.

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Differences Between Ceramic and Metal Braces?

Ceramic and metal braces have different looks Metal braces are noticeable, as previously stated. When someone is putting on dental braces for teeth corrections, the rubber bands and brackets are visible from a distance. Ceramic braces, on the other hand, are virtually undetectable. They can be transparent or tinted to match the color of your teeth. It is difficult to see that you are wearing dental braces from a distance.


Durability

Metal braces are strong and can withstand a lot of strain without breaking or needing to be repaired. Ceramic braces, on the other hand, are a different story. They are vulnerable to harm if you put too much pressure on them. Ceramic braces are not recommended if you participate in a high-intensity activity where your mouth is subjected to excessive pressure, such as boxing. Ceramic braces may be quite expensive to maintain.


Strength

Metal braces are still the strongest. Ceramic braces are sturdy, although they are not as strong as metal dental braces.


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Specialist Orthodontist at Levantine Dental Clinic in Dubai


Orthodontist: Dr. Amer Ziad Nahas


Dr. Amer Ziad Nahas has a Master’s degree in Orthodontics from European University College, along with a specialty certificate in Orthodontics from one of the best universities in the field of orthodontics Malmo University in Sweden, in accordance with the Swedish national board. And today, he has accumulated over 18 years of experience in this dental area of specialization. Dr. Amer is a dental specialist trained in the anticipation, diagnosis, and treatment of dental and facial abnormalities.
Dr. Amer treats children and adults, providing treatment with fixed conventional and lingual (INCOGNITO) appliances as well as clear aligners.
Levantine offers a broad spectrum of treatment choices to straighten crooked teeth, settle bad bites, and align the jaws accurately. While orthodontists are fundamentally known for straightening teeth, they can also help with painful and misaligned bites, tooth movement caused by bad habits such as thumb sucking, and even a few shapes of sleep apnoea.
If you are curious to know what an orthodontist can do for your smile, you ought to schedule an appointment with us and have a check-up.

Benefits of orthodontic braces: straightened teeth and more!

Straightening the teeth leads to a number of benefits, including enhanced appearance of teeth, higher self-confidence, and better oral health. Aside from looking attractive, straight teeth makes it easier to brush and remove food trapped in between teeth. This helps individuals avoid the build-up of tartar and plaque, which are the primary causes of tooth decay and permanent tooth loss. It can also help prevent jaw pain caused by an improper bite. Whatever your dental condition is, we can provide you with the best treatment for your case. Our orthodontists can help people of all ages – children, teenagers, and adults. No matter the difficulty of your case, whether it is mild, moderate, or severely misaligned, we can help you have a straight set of beautiful teeth.






DR. AMER NAHAS

ORTHODONTIST SPECIALIST

Dr. Amer Nahas graduated with a degree in Dentistry from the Jordan University of Science and Technology in 2004, he got his master degree in orthodontics from the European university collage, along with a specialty certificate in orthodontics from one of the best universities in the field of orthodontics Malmao university in Sweden, in accordance to the Swedish national board.


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Metal and Crystal Braces FAQs


  • Is it true that braces hurt?
Is it true that braces hurt?

For the first couple of days after receiving braces, it may be unpleasant or even painful. You will become used to wearing braces in no time.


  • Is Invisalign as effective as traditional braces? Is it going to take longer?
Is Invisalign as effective as traditional braces? Is it going to take longer?

When patients wear their transparent aligners for at least 20-22 hours each day, Invisalign works just like braces. In certain cases, traditional braces are preferable to Invisalign. Consult an orthodontist to determine which choice is best for you.


  • Will I need to use a retainer when my braces are removed?
Will I need to use a retainer when my braces are removed?

Surely, yes. If you don’t, your teeth may revert to their original position.


  • What may force me to stay in therapy longer?
What may force me to stay in therapy longer?

If you break your braces frequently or don’t wear your rubber bands as directed, your therapy will take longer. Furthermore, skipping visits or constantly rescheduling appointments might cause therapy to be prolonged.


  • What are metal braces, crystal braces?
What are metal braces, crystal braces?

Traditional metal braces are brackets that are attached to front of teeth with an adhesive and connected by a wire. When you come in for follow up appointments during treatment, the wire
is tightened to help the progression of improving the alignment of your teeth.
Crystal or ceramic braces work in a very similar way to traditional braces. A bracket is placed on your tooth and the brackets are connected by a wire that is tightened at follow up
appointments. The difference between ceramic braces and metal braces is the color. Ceramic braces are also called “clear braces” because the color is meant to mimic tooth color, so the
braces are less visible. These braces are typically chosen for cosmetic reasons.


  • Will I need to wear retainers afterwards?
Will I need to wear retainers afterwards?

Yes, retainers are necessary following braces to keep your teeth in the proper position. You will likely need to wear your retainers all the time for a few months, and then just at night for longer.
Some orthodontists recommend wearing your retainers at night for the rest of your life for best results. Failing to wear your retainers could allow your teeth to shift back into their previous
positions, leading to another round of braces.


  • What can I eat with braces?
What can I eat with braces?

You don’t need to follow a special diet, but a healthy diet is best. If you have traditional braces, you can eat most of what you normally do. However, you should avoid foods that are sticky, like
gum, and hard foods like apples. Sticky and hard foods can damage braces and make oral care more challenging. There are no food restrictions for aligners because you take them out when you eat.



  • How frequently do I have to see the orthodontist for checkups?
How frequently do I have to see the orthodontist for checkups?

Usually, every six weeks in general, but the orthodontist will tell each patient how often is best for their case.


  • What foods should you avoid when wearing braces?
What foods should you avoid when wearing braces?

You should avoid sticky and chewy foods like caramel as well as extremely hard foods to eat. These can harm braces and wires, requiring more consultations and lengthening your treatment period.


  • When I wear braces, do I still need to see my normal dentist?
When I wear braces, do I still need to see my normal dentist?

You should consult your dentist before beginning orthodontic treatment to ensure that your gums are healthy and free of cavities. You should see your dentist every six months during orthodontic treatment. If you have trouble cleaning your teeth or have a history of tooth decay, see your dentist every three months while wearing braces.


  • Do braces hurt?
Do braces hurt?

The honest answer is that braces do not hurt at all when they are applied to the teeth, so there is no reason to be anxious. In most cases, there is mild soreness or discomfort after the orthodontic
wire is engaged into the brackets, which may last for a few days.


  • How long does the treatment take?
How long does the treatment take?

Treatment can take anywhere between six and 30 months to complete, but this widely varies depending on the treatment you choose. It also can vary if your issue is more severe in nature.


  • Why is it important to get braces?
Why is it important to get braces?

Many people decide to correct crooked or misaligned teeth to improve their appearance. That’s a cosmetic reason. But there are also health reasons. Good oral care is harder to do when teeth
aren’t straight. Also, problems with your bite can wear down tooth enamel and harm your gums and jaws. Eventually, you could have problems with chewing and even talking.


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