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Are There Any Alternatives To Braces?

October 30, 2020

Your smile is the best thing to wear and share, but not everyone likes theirs because of crooked or misaligned teeth. To solve your problem, the most common treatment most dentists recommend are metal braces. While wearing metal braces can be the cheapest way of teeth straightening, sometimes it can be the most demanding in terms of pain and care. From the day you first have your braces until they are finally removed, and every day in between, you have to struggle to eat, sleep, and talk with metal wires and brackets in your mouth. Each time you visit your orthodontist for braces tightening, you have to deal with the unbearable pain and discomfort. Metal braces simply require too much time and effort to keep them clean. Any food you eat can get stuck between the brackets, and you have to thoroughly brush and floss and use mouthwash to get rid of the food particles and germs. For most people or situations, metal braces just don’t work, and people want some less noticeable and irritating treatment. So, are there any alternatives to traditional metal braces? Yes! This article will explore 3 best alternatives to braces for adults.



Clear plastic aligners top the list of alternatives to braces because of their unique qualities. Invisalign aligners are custom-made and perfectly fit any mouth structure. They can effectively fix misaligned teeth as well as crossbites, underbites, overcrowding, and more. The best thing about them that attracts most people is their invisibility. These aligners are barely noticeable, and you get the freedom to enjoy your concert performance without anyone noticing your teeth are under treatment. Moreover, they offer fast treatment results that can be visible in as short as 10 months.


Ceramic Braces

Ceramic braces can easily disguise the human eye. This is because ceramic braces don’t use stainless steel made brackets that traditional metal braces do. Instead, the brackets are made of invisible or tooth-colored ceramic material. But one thing to keep in mind is that, with ceramic braces, you will still get metal wires that can be visible every time your smile.


Lingual Braces

This alternative is very similar to metal braces in terms of material. Lingual braces also use wires and brackets but are not visible. How? This is because instead of being attached to the front of teeth, they are placed at the back, making them nearly invisible. That is the reason many people love them. However, what makes them not so popular among some is the difficulty of cleaning. It is very tough to keep lingual braces clean and clear. Secondly, those with small teeth or an overbite cannot go with this alternative.


 If you are planning to go for traditional metal braces treatment or looking for better alternatives, we can help you find the right solution according to your budget and needs. Contact Village Park Family Dental team today at 281-376-4444 .

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