The short answer is yes; compared to many other different types of braces, metal braces work faster. While ceramic braces can straighten teeth fairly quickly, traditional metal braces tend to work faster, especially if it's a serious dental situation. There are numerous types of braces available today that work quickly, such as transparent aligners, lingual braces, self-ligating braces, and functional braces. When asked: “Do metal appliances work faster?” many orthodontists used to respond somewhat automatically.
Thanks to the advances of Invisalign, the development of ceramic orthodontic appliances and new orthodontic techniques, metal braces now have some competition. The consensus once had metal braces on its head. Because metal braces can be adjusted more aggressively, they are more effective at straightening teeth quickly. After 20 years of research and development, Invisalign is as effective in correcting many overbite problems as traditional metal braces. Braces can be very effective when it comes to correcting orthodontic problems, but they can be uncomfortable. The average adult patient is expected to finish treatment in about 1 year, but some of them even achieve it in as little as three months, making them one of the fastest-working braces on the market.
The average adult patient will complete therapy in about a year, but some will complete it in as little as three months, making them one of the fastest-working orthodontic appliances available. The treatment is expected to be completed approximately 6 months earlier than with traditional orthodontic appliances, and the patient will need to visit the orthodontist less frequently. But despite their aesthetics, ceramic braces are easier to break and are much more expensive than metal braces. Self-ligating orthodontic appliances do not require elastics or elastic bands, since they use special brackets that help the arc of wire move and direct the teeth to the ideal place. Lingual devices are not suitable for all cases and may take longer than other types of devices, although it is the preferred fixed option since they do not depend on user compliance and are very discreet. Fast-acting braces are slightly more expensive than traditional braces, but their advantages outweigh the cost.
Traditional metal appliances come with a metallic or ceramic look and can be modified to give you better and faster results. Transparent ceramic brackets are also available that make traditional-style orthodontic appliances “almost invisible”, although the bands and cables are still visible.