You’ve lost the weight, and you’ve dealt with your breakouts, but there’s one last problem you need to fix – your teeth. If you have crooked teeth, the best person to consult is an orthodontist. Crooked teeth will not only rob you of an attractive smile but also negatively impact your oral health. Two of the most popular teeth straightening methods are traditional metal braces in Hollywood and clear aligners. Which one should you choose?
Metal braces are the oldest method of teeth straightening. Despite innovations in the orthodontic industry, traditional braces are still widely being used today. Braces consist of four elements – wires, brackets, elastics, and bonding material.
When these four are combined, they are powerful enough to straighten even the most complex orthodontic cases. The downside to metal braces is you’ll have to deal with bulky metal inside your mouth. Nevertheless, once you’re done with the treatment, you’ll finally get the smile of your dreams!
If you’re not a fan of glaring metal, you can opt for clear aligners. As the name implies, these are invisible aligners that are custom-made to fit your teeth. These aligners are specially made for you.
Although they share the same benefits as braces, they differ in so many ways. Invisalign® is removable, and they have a smooth design, giving you added comfort. The downside is that it’s not ideal for severe orthodontic cases.
Your orthodontist will assess the condition of your teeth and suggest which treatment is best for you. But, if you qualify for both, it’s best if you weigh the pros and cons of each so you won’t regret your decision.
At TLC Dental & Orthodontics, we are committed to enhancing the quality of life while restoring self-assurance, rebuilding confident smiles, and encouraging dental and medical wellness. Our team has the knowledge, skills, and experience to give you the best possible dental care. Call us today for an appointment.
**Invisalign®, the Invisalign logo, and iTero®, among others, are trademarks and/ or service marks of Align Technology, Inc. or one of its subsidiaries or affiliated companies and may be registered in the U.S. and/or other countries.