Metal braces are still the most reliable, durable, and affordable orthodontic solution available today, and thankfully, they have gotten quite the cosmetic makeover since you were a child. They still work in the same trusted way—metal brackets and wires apply pressure to the teeth that slowly moves them into the proper positions—but they now have a much subtler appearance. They are perfect for smiles of all ages, able to correct everything from simple to complex orthodontic problems alike.
For patients who want to straighten their teeth but don’t want to wear metal braces, Invisalign offers the perfect solution. This treatment uses a series of custom-made, clear plastic aligners to discreetly shift the teeth in the most comfortable way possible. The aligners themselves are so see-through that no one will know you’re wearing one unless you tell them, making Invisalign perfect for adults and image-conscious teens alike. Better yet, you won’t have to alter your diet or brushing habits because you can simply take the aligners out whenever you want!