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Do You Get Better Results from Aligner Trays or Traditional Braces?
Posted on 5/20/2019 by Dr. Daniel Sawrie
When it comes to getting straight teeth, you want to get the best results possible. Many people ask which are better, the changing aligner trays, or traditional metal braces. The truth is, they are both equally effective, but they each have a time and a place where they are the better solution. Here is a breakdown of when you may want to pick one over the other. Metal Braces or Aligner Trays? When the patient is younger, we tend to go with metal braces. They are easier to use on smaller teeth, and easier for us to control. Plus, there are also fewer components that come in and out of the mouth, meaning less chances that the items can be broken. Older patients tend to want to use the aligner trays. Not only are they less noticeable, but they are also easier as the person can take the trays out to eat and in other personal situations. However, they do need to be switched out approximately every two weeks, and they do require more care. You Get Nearly the Same Results With Both Options The position of your teeth prior to starting the straightening process, along with the number of alterations that need to be made to give you straight teeth are the most important factors when it comes to determining which option to go with. If you need only minor alterations, then anyone can get the aligner trays and be happy. For those who need more severe alterations, metal braces may be the better option to go with. To find out for sure, call us. We will have you come in for a consultation and let you know what option we believe would work best for you. The sooner you get started, the easier the process will be....
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All Posts:
Do You Get Better Results from Aligner Trays or Traditional Braces?
5/20/2019
Why You Need to See the Orthodontist and Dentist When You Have Braces
4/25/2019
When is the Best Time for Cross Bite Treatment?
4/15/2019
Protecting Your Braces When Playing Fall Sports
3/30/2019
Orthodontic Treatment Options for Adults
3/20/2019
How Orthodontic Treatment Can Improve Your Life
2/20/2019
How Long Will I Have to Have Braces?
1/30/2019
Going Back to School with Braces
1/20/2019
Drinks and Braces: What Should you Avoid?
12/30/2018
Common Treatments for Mild Cleft Palates
12/20/2018
Celebrities that Have Had Braces
11/30/2018
Does an Overbite Need Correction?
11/20/2018
Eating Do's and Don'ts with Braces
10/20/2018
What Kind of Brace Options are Available to Me?
9/30/2018
Summer Foods to Eat
9/20/2018
Caring for your Retainer Effectively: Best Practices
8/30/2018
Can the Carriere Distalizer Correct Your Bite?
8/20/2018
Get Straighter Teeth without Braces in 2016
10/30/2010


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