Oral Health Link to Whole Body Health: A Blog

Oral Health Link to Whole Body Health: A Blog

Why Porcelain Braces Are the Perfect Modern Alternative to Conventional Metal Braces

Duane Kelly

Are your teeth misaligned? If so, then you are the perfect candidate for orthodontic treatment. Orthodontics is a unique branch of dentistry that involves treating misaligned teeth, also called malocclusion of the teeth. 

Getting braces is the most common method of treating misaligned teeth. While metal braces have been the traditional choice of dental braces used for treating malocclusion, the use of non-metal braces is quickly gaining ground in recent years. Porcelain braces, to be specific, are a popular option among adults who want to have their teeth realigned without exposing shiny metal in their mouth. 

What are some of the advantages that make porcelain braces the perfect modern alternative to the good-old metal braces? Keep reading on below to find out.

Porcelain braces are less noticeable

Unlike small children, many adults tend to be apprehensive about wearing metal braces. This is because metal braces are shiny and unaesthetic, and it's difficult for wearers to hide the fact that they are wearing braces from other people. Metal braces may be too conspicuous to be worn comfortably all day long.

Owing to their tooth-like appearance, porcelain braces are a practical solution for adult patients who want a subtle yet effective orthodontic treatment. These braces blend in nicely with teeth and help hide the fact that someone is wearing braces. 

As a result, they don't draw as much attention as traditional metal braces. This allows patients to receive treatment without feeling too self-conscious about how they look.  

Porcelain braces enhance comfort

Many adult patients seeking treatment for malocclusion of teeth are not just concerned about getting effective treatment, but getting quality treatment as well. Ensuring patient comfort when providing orthodontic treatment is vital in this regard.

Although conventional metal braces are the most hard-wearing and resilient in today's dental world, they are not the most comfortable to wear. In contrast, porcelain braces are much more comfortable to wear, thanks to their smooth feel. In addition, these braces don't cause gum irritation, which is a common concern for patients wearing metal braces. This means your comfort is all but guaranteed if you have sensitive gums.

Perhaps the biggest concern for patients wearing porcelain braces is that the clear ligatures that help to hold the brackets together can become stained during orthodontic treatment. Thankfully, there are several ways to keep this problem from happening. If you are considering getting porcelain braces, you should first talk to your orthodontist about this before receiving the treatment.


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Oral Health Link to Whole Body Health: A Blog

You may have heard that cavities and oral decay are linked to things like heart disease, and, in fact, your oral health affects your entire body. Hi! My name is Brenda, and I like to look at things holistically. Because of that, I created this blog. I plan for its posts to look at the link between dental issues and other health issues. I hope that the people who visit this blog learn a few tips about oral care as well as gaining a deeper understanding of why it's so important. Healthy smiles indicate a healthy body, and I hope this blog helps you achieve both!