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Metal Braces vs. Clear Braces

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At CFSS Braces, we are committed to helping our patients throughout the Syracuse, NY area achieve gorgeous and healthy smiles, through a variety of orthodontic treatments including metal braces, clear braces and more. Our doctors and staff work hard to ensure that our patients are equipped with knowledge regarding their orthodontic care so that they can be confident throughout the treatment process. That’s why we’re pleased to provide the following information to help our patients compare clear and metal braces.

Metal Braces in Syracuse

Traditional metal braces are the most common form of orthodontic treatment, and for good reason: they really work! Metal braces have given countless patients beautiful and perfectly aligned smiles for many years. Today, metal braces are more comfortable than ever, due to modern technology that allows for smaller brackets, thinner bands, and an overall more discreet appearance than in previous years. Here are a few things to note about metal braces:

  • Durable and more resistant to chips and overall wear & tear than clear braces
  • Recommended for extensive alignment or severe orthodontic cases
  • Can be more economical than clear braces due to lower cost of material

Syracuse Clear Braces

For those patients who don’t like the idea of wearing metal braces, clear or ceramic braces can be the perfect alternative. They provide orthodontic patients with the opportunity to effectively straighten and align their teeth just as well as traditional braces, but with some minor differences:

  • More inconspicuous and less noticeable than metal braces
  • More fragile and prone to chips
  • Not recommended for patients who play contact sports

Transform Your Smile With Metal & Clear Braces in Syracuse, NY!

CFSS Braces believes that everyone deserves a gorgeous smile. That’s why we are dedicated to providing expert orthodontic services in a warm and welcoming environment for patients of all ages throughout Syracuse and the surrounding areas. No matter which type of braces piques your interest, your Syracuse orthodontist will be able to help you determine the best treatment option for your individual needs through a consultation. If you have any questions related to braces or any orthodontic treatment, we encourage you to give us a call at 315-458-0020, or schedule an appointment today. We can’t wait to help you achieve the smile of your dreams!

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Love my braces. I was really surprised how quickly my teeth moved. I also like the color selection, it makes the entire time much more fun. I could tell Dr. Callahan cared about my future and that means a lot. you guys are great Thank you. : )

Great child friendly environment. The staff is wonderful and very helpful. State of the art equipment and knowledgeable. The office strives to make our child comfortable and the experience Is excellent.

My brother and I have both gone to CFSS and we both have had only great experiences, I actually like going to the orthodontist! They treat their patients so well.

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