What is the difference between silver and white archwires in ceramic braces?

I am getting braces soon and I am pretty nervous. I see that some ceramic braces have silver archwire and some have white ones. What is the difference between them? Are the white ones more brittle or much slower? Thanks very much.

Doctor Answers 1

Clear archwires

clear archwires are still the same as regular archwires but powder coated white to hide the 'silver' look. 


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