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Visiting dentist for braces. Which among metallic, ceramic is better? Time taken for treatment?

hello doctor..i am 23 years girl..i visited dentist for braces..he will put me self ligating braces as i wanted to get them done faster..he is charging 60000 fr metallic n 90000 for ceramic ones..doc plz advice me shall i go for such braces..i have my brothers wedding to attend after 2 months..can u tell me the exact time which takes for treatment n shall i go fr ceramic ones..is there lot of difference between too. is ceramic ones not visible??
Asked On : Wed, 13 Feb 2013
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Dentist 's  Response
the cost of treamnet varies from place to place . for instance i charge just 30,000 bucks for metal and 40,000 fro ceramic ones. ceramic ones obviously have esthetic value but are less sturdy tham metallic ones and may break more often than the metallic ones. the time taken for the treamnet is usually 1 year for the braces period and another year where u will have to wear a retentive removable appliance.
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Answered: Sat, 16 Feb 2013
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Dentist Dr. Inderpreet Singh's  Response
the cost of treamnet varies from place to place . for instance i charge just 30,000 bucks for metal and 40,000 fro ceramic ones. ceramic ones obviously have esthetic value but are less sturdy tham metallic ones and may break more often than the metallic ones. the time taken for the treamnet is usually 1 year for the braces period and another year where u will have to wear a retentive removable appliance.
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Answered: Sat, 16 Feb 2013
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Dentist Dr. Inderpreet Singh's  Response
the cost of treamnet varies from place to place . for instance i charge just 30,000 bucks for metal and 40,000 fro ceramic ones. ceramic ones obviously have esthetic value but are less sturdy tham metallic ones and may break more often than the metallic ones. the time taken for the treamnet is usually 1 year for the braces period and another year where u will have to wear a retentive removable appliance.
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Answered: Sat, 16 Feb 2013
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Dentist Dr. Deepthi Reddy's  Response
Hi,
Thank you for the query.
As you said you have been advised to go for braces but did not specify about the alignment of you teeth and your jaw .
Yes, in comparison with metallic, ceramic braces are not visible and the wire used is also fibroptic which is not metal .As you said you want the braces to be visible then i would advise you to go for ceramic braces , function and treatment there wont be any variation in the type used , just the esthetic is the main criteria and difference .
See your orthodontist and discuss the term of treatment as it can vary from patient to patient .
Hope this information helps you .
Answered: Thu, 14 Feb 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon Dr. Praveen Tayal's  Response
Hello.
Thanks for writing to us.
The braces that you want to get for yourself usually take 2-4 weeks to fit propertly and become adjusted. Both the types of braces are good but the metallic ones are more durable. You can get the one best suitable for you after an examination from your dentist.
I hope this information has been both informative and helpful for you. You can consult me again directly through my profile URL http://bit.ly/Dr-Praveen-Tayal
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Answered: Thu, 14 Feb 2013
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Dentist Dr. Deepika Attresh's  Response
hello & welcome
first of all i should inform you that no body can estimate the time of treatment without clinical examination.
time taken by orthodontic treatment depends upon severity and type of alignment.
rest as far as ceramic brackets are concerned they are not very much of visible , and if esthetic matters surely opt for that.
thanks & take care
Answered: Thu, 14 Feb 2013
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Dentist Dr. Farah Hussain's  Response
hello muskaan,
Definitly Ceramic braces have esthetic value over the metal ones . These are transparent braces which are not invisible and gives good facial appearence as compared to metal braces.

Treatment time does not vary with the type of braces you are using .

Your orthodontist can tell you the time expected to get satisfactory results as this can be said only after clinical evaluation of your jaws ans x rays and accordingly to the teeth movement achieved .

so you need you discuss this with your doctor , you can replace the metal braces with ceramic if it is urgent for you .

i hope this helps ,
take care.
Answered: Thu, 14 Feb 2013
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Dentist Dr. Akanksha Sharma's  Response
Hi,
Welcome to HCM!
The time taken in an orthodontic treatment varies depending upon the severity of the malalignment of your teeth. But as you mention the wedding is in 2 months, whether you choose ceramic or metallic braces, the time period shall be almost similar and definitely more than 2 months. If your concern is more towards the esthetics, you can also consult about aligners and lingual braces with your dentist as these camoflage better but their indication in your case can only be decided once the malocclusion is checked clinically.
All the best for your treatment :)
Warm Regards
Answered: Thu, 14 Feb 2013
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Dentist Dr. Anshumala Singh's  Response
dear friend.

thanks for sharing your concern.

ceramic braces are of course esthetically good but coming to durability metal lasts longer.

coming to duration of treatment ,this can be very well evaluated by your orthodontist after seeing your profile.

choice is yours,both are good ,one in esthetic value other in strength,so choose.if your going for a marriage ceramic braces would be better.

hope you got your answer.

thanks.
Answered: Mon, 25 Feb 2013
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