We all care about the health of our teeth.
Not only does that mean we want to keep them safe from cavities, disease, and other ailments, but it also means that we want our teeth to be straight and painless inside our mouths.
One of the best ways to transform teeth from a crooked, uncomfortable mishmash to a set of dazzling pearly whites is by using braces or aligners.
Oftentimes, we hear our patients use the terms braces and aligners interchangeably. Though it is certainly understandable why someone might think of them as the same thing (after all, they are both responsible for straightening the teeth), there are a few distinct differences that separate the two.
How do you know if braces are right for you? Here is your guide!
So, what is the difference between braces and aligners? And what are the advantages of each orthodontic treatment?
Let’s take a deeper dive! This post will answer all your questions on the difference between braces and aligners and how you can decide which is the right fit for you and your teeth!
While both straighten teeth and correct bite issues, several differences between braces and aligners may make you choose one over the other.
Here are five key ways that braces and aligners differ.
As we said earlier, the main thing braces and aligners share is that they are both designed to straighten crooked teeth and correct bites. They both work by applying gentle pressure on the teeth, gradually moving them to the ideal position over time.
Both braces and aligners can be used to treat many orthodontic issues, such as overbites, underbites, crossbites, and gaps between teeth. The result for both is attractive and functional teeth and sustainable results.
Additionally, the cost of braces and aligners are comparable as well. Many dental insurance providers cover a portion of the cost of orthodontic treatment for both braces and aligners so either option is realistic for anyone looking to straighten their teeth or correct orthodontic issues.
Your teeth health is important.
If you have crooked teeth, large gaps, or a misaligned bite, then you may be at risk for poor oral health. Braces and aligners are the only solution to get your teeth straightened and working as intended.
Braces and aligners are both effective tools for teeth correction, and the choice of which option is right for you comes down to personal preference and the recommendation of your friendly orthodontist at Shine Orthodontics. They can help you make up your mind if you are on the fence.
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