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1 Clear Braces vs. Metal Braces

A lot depends on your personal preferences when you consider clear braces vs. metal braces. Your decision also may be guided by what your dental insurance covers, as well as your other available resources. Both options demand that you keep up your good dental hygiene routine and maintain bi-annual cleaning appointments!

Metal braces, the more traditional path to straightening teeth, typically are less expensive. For the most part, metal braces tend to be stronger and slightly more durable. They withstand pressure better, and as a result, usually straighten teeth faster. Traditional metal braces don’t need to be cleaned as carefully as clear bracket braces.

But your appearance may rank high in your decision-making process. Clear bracket braces and clear ceramic braces work similarly to metal braces, but are made of less-noticeable materials that can be just as effective for many people. Clear ceramic braces can work just as well as metal braces, although you may have to wear them a little longer and be more vigilant when caring for them.

2 Invisible Braces for Everyone

Adolescents often lamented the “metal mouth” moniker they often had to claim to get their teeth straightened. With the clear advantages and technological advancements in clear braces, however, both teens and adults make good candidates for clear braces.

The American Association of Orthodontists reports: Today, one in four orthodontic patients is an adult. Regardless of age, orthodontic treatment creates a better bite, making teeth fit better and decreasing the risk of future dental problems such as tooth decay, gum disease and difficulty chewing.”

Those added benefits are ideal for adults and teens alike. Your whole family may be able to avoid more extensive dental treatments if you don’t wait to straighten teeth. You may feel a little more urgent about braces when you consider tooth extractions that could lead to dentures or implants. Contact your Queens dentist sooner rather than later about invisible braces for teeth.

3 You Have Options

A popular type of invisible braces for teeth is clear Damon braces. They take advantage of technology to provide a faster, yet highly effective means of teeth straightening. Additionally, they’re relatively comfortable compared to metal braces and other invisible braces. Clear Damon braces are proving to be even more effective than Invisalign clear braces for some people.

Many still prefer the invisibility and ease of use they get with Invisalign. Invisalign clear braces are popular because they’re completely clear and they’re removable. You can take them out to brush your teeth, to clean the trays and to eat. With Invisalign clear braces, you receive a new set of aligners on a regular basis to gradually readjust your teeth.

4 Making the Best Choice

You have options when it comes to straightening teeth in a non-intrusive manner that maintains your appearance throughout the process. Depending on your preferences, consider braces that are just slightly less invisible. Lingual braces, for example, are fitted on the back of your teeth, making them invisible when you smile. Your Queens dentist has other options as well that may be just as effective and less expensive.

You should balance cost against comfort, effectiveness and the amount of maintenance required as you narrow your choices. Your CitiDental team is happy to discuss various payment options with you. While your insurance may partially the cost of clear braces vs. metal braces, your Queens dentist also is committed to giving you affordable dentistry options.

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