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Posted on 04/07/2022

When it comes to choosing braces, the decision can sometimes feel overwhelming at first with so many options now available. At Lindsey Orthodontics in Griffin, GA, it's our mission to provide you with the most advanced and top-quality orthodontic treatments available. We are proud to offer a wide variety of options that address many different orthodontic issues for patients of all ages.

For patients looking for a more discreet treatment, ceramic braces are a great choice - but you may be wondering, how long do ceramic braces take compared to metal braces? Read on to learn more!

What Can Cause Ceramic Braces to Take Longer?

As the name implies, ceramic braces are made of tooth-colored ceramic to blend in more with your natural smile. Though good-quality ceramic braces are durable, they are still slightly more fragile than metal. If you don't take the right precautions, you could be more likely to cause damage to brackets or wires during your treatment, which takes time to fix. In addition, ceramic experiences more friction during the process of shifting teeth, which can cause them to move a little slower and the treatment to take slightly longer.

The Benefits of Ceramic Braces

Many benefits make the slightly longer treatment time well worth it, however.

  • Comfort -ceramic will typically cause less irritation to your mouth and gums than metal.
  • Discreet Treatment -ceramic braces are far less noticeable than braces using metal brackets and wires, so you won't feel the need to hide your smile during your treatment period!
  • Compared to Invisalign -ceramic braces work in most instances where clear aligners like Invisalign and Invisalign Teen will not, and typically work faster as well.

How Long with Treatment Take?

Ultimately, your treatment time will depend on the severity of your orthodontic needs as determined by your orthodontist, but you can expect typical treatment periods to be between 1 to 3 years. When looking for treatments such as ceramic braces or Invisalign Teen in Griffin, GA, you can always trust Lindsey Orthodontics to provide the quickest treatment possible while still providing top-quality care and services.

Your Trusted Provider of Ceramic Braces and Invisalign Teen in Griffin, GA

As your top choice of orthodontist, Griffin, GA's Lindsey Orthodontics will work with you to determine your orthodontic needs and provide great quality treatment that fits into your lifestyle. If you would like to learn more about ceramic braces or other treatments such as Invisalign or Invisalign Teen, please contact us today at our Griffin, GA or Locust Grove, GA office, or your can schedule an appointment using our appointment request form.

Lindsey Orthodontics

  • Griffin Office - 120 W. College St., Suite A, Griffin, GA 30224 Phone: 770-228-1223
  • Locust Grove Office - 4600 Bill Gardner Pkwy, Suite 100, Locust Grove, GA 30248 Phone: 770-914-7994

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