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How are titanium braces different than other braces?

Gregory J. Jorgensen, DMD
Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics

Titanium braces work exactly the same as any metal braces. The theory is that titanium is more flexible than stainless steel and can flex and not come dislodged when a patient bites into something hard that they shouldn't. I don't think there is any clinical evidence to back that up. They work just fine, I just don't see any advantage.

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