Alternative Options Besides Braces

In this video, you will learn about options for straight teeth. Braces are common for people who wish to have straighter teeth. For some people, especially adults, the look of metal braces is not desirable.


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There are other alternatives to metal braces. Invisalign is going to be one of these options. It is a different method and timeline. Depending on your timeline, it might limit your options. Metal brackets have obvious advantages. With metal brackets, you need to make a conscious effort to brush your teeth well in between each meal. A good thing about metal braces is that you can’t take them off. With Invisalign, you can take them out. The problem is, if you have them out for even an hour each day, this could significantly lengthen your treatment time. Another downside is that you need to make a conscious effort to wear them 22+ hours per day. Invisalign is quite aesthetic. For adults, Invisalign is typically the way to go. On the contrary, for younger people, it is not a good idea to give them Invisalign because they might not remember to wear them all hours of the day. Talk to our dentist to see what they recccomend.
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