Many orthodontic patients want to know about the best alternatives to braces, for a variety of reasons. Most of us would prefer not to have visible metal braces, and fortunately, there are plenty of other options available today to choose from. You can get straighter teeth for your school pictures, your wedding day, or for professional reasons without having a mouth full of metal braces. Below are three of the best alternatives to braces.
Invisalign clear aligners uses a series of trays to straighten your teeth. Every two weeks you will wear new trays that gently apply pressure to push your teeth into a straighter position. Going about your daily routine wearing Invisalign is minimally distracting. With Invisalign you want to be careful not to misplace your trays and you do need to clean your teeth more frequently because the trays will hold food particles against the teeth, which increases the chance of getting tooth decay.
Lingual braces are very much similar to traditional braces with metal brackets and wires that are attached to the teeth, but instead of being attached to the front surface of the teeth, they are attached to the inside surface. This makes them completely discreet. Lingual braces produce results in about the same time frame as traditional braces.
Ceramic braces are also extremely similar to traditional braces, but the brackets are made of ceramic instead of metal. The only part of ceramic braces that will be visible are the wires going across the brackets. Ceramic braces offer the same treatment expectations as traditional braces, but with less visible metal.
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Every patient is different, so not all orthodontic options are ideal. Therefore, it is important to talk to us about what corrective system will work best for you. For more information, contact our office today at 203-292-6644.