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You only have one set of adult teeth, and they need to last until you are 80, 90, or beyond. The actions you take towards your teeth today will either benefit you or harm you in the future. Of course, good dental care starts with seeing a dentist regularly. You should go in for cleanings and checkups, and any other time you think something might be amiss with your teeth. Education is important when it comes to any aspect of your health, so start reading the articles on this website to educate yourself about dentists and dental care. We promise that when you're 80 and you still have your teeth, you won't regret the time spent.


The Tooth of the Matter: A Dental Blog

Weighing Your Options: Invisalign Vs Metal Braces

Sofia Curtis

When you have crooked teeth, the last thing you may care about is the price and what the process entails to fix your smile, but you shouldn't make any sort of hasty decision. Two of the most popular orthodontic options out there are traditional metal braces and Invisalign. Even though both options are effective at straightening teeth, they do have different benefits, and it may make sense for you to go with one choice over another. 


The best thing about Invisalign is the fact that nobody will really notice that you're wearing anything at all. Invisalign works as a series of clear aligners that you switch out every couple of weeks to help move your teeth into the correct position. Another benefit of Invisalign is that you can remove the aligners to do things like brush your teeth, floss your teeth, or even eat, which makes them a lot less of a hassle than traditional braces. Although Invisalign tends to be a bit more expensive, it may be worth the extra price because it has so many benefits, especially if you work in an industry where you do a lot of client interfacing. 

Metal Braces

if you are an adult, the last thing you probably want to do is sport a mouth full of metal, but traditional metal braces are still an option worth considering. One of the biggest benefits of metal braces is the fact that they are a more affordable option than Invisalign. Another benefit of metal braces is that they can be used to correct jaw issues when they are combined with some other devices like spacers or rubber bands. While Invisalign is really good at correcting a crooked smile, it isn't necessarily going to fix jaw misalignment issues, whereas metal braces can. During your initial appointment with your orthodontist, they should be able to tell you if they think you will be the perfect candidate for metal braces or not. 

Having a straight smile will make you look more put together overall and professional. Rather than skipping out on the chance to have straight teeth, schedule an appointment with your orthodontist to discuss both of these options. After they conduct x-rays and do a brief exam, they may be able to determine if one of these options is the best solution for you over another, To learn more, reach out to a trusted orthodontist in your area today.