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Old 09-28-2001, 04:31 AM   #1
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Question Clear bracket braces vs. Metal

I'm going to get braces soon, and I was wondering what people think about clear bracket braces since they are less visible than metal brackets. I heard that metal ones are smoother and that clear brackets aren't as strong. and that clear bracket braces might get stained or retain the color of whatever you were last eating. Has anyone had experience with clear bracket braces? Please let me know.

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Old 10-01-2001, 10:33 PM   #2
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Its late, I'm tired, so I'll give you the pros and cons .

Clear braces, look better, get the job done slower, break somewhat commonly.

Metal braces, look worse (if that bothers you), easier to work with, get the job done faster, rarely break, a bit easier to keep clean (smaller).

That being said clear works just fine, but metal are still a little better and faster.

If the look of braces really bothers you go with clear.

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Old 10-02-2001, 02:51 AM   #3
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thanks dr. phier for replying in spite of your exhaustion. my orthodontist is great. they say that i can use clear braces since i don't have severe rotational problems w/ my teeth. i'm just gonna use them on the top. Exactly how much slower are clear braces, or how much longer? the appearance of metal braces bother me, since i feel like i am no longer a kid anymore.

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