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When Are Metal Braces the Best Option?

Posted on July 8, 2020

Metal braces are, in some cases, the best option to straighten teeth. While many adults prefer the clear aligner option, this may not be the most effective way to correct certain issues. The right treatment will transform your smile, so you should consider every option when researching orthodontic treatment.

Orthodontic specialists are the best resource for figuring out whether you should go with metal braces or clear braces. Orthodontics encompasses a wide range of options that can provide solutions for crooked and misaligned teeth. Whether our orthodontist ultimately recommends braces or aligners, you can be sure that you will be on your way to a healthier, beautiful smile at TruSmile Orthodontics.

Could Metal Braces Be Best?

In certain situations, metal braces will be the best option to provide patients with the optimal results. There are advantages to having metal braces that can outweigh the benefits of clear aligners.

Here are some considerations:

  • Metal braces are fixed, which means they cannot be removed. That means you will be wearing braces 24 hours a day. This can speed up the process of correction or be more appropriate for those who cannot take on the responsibility associated with removable aligners.
  • Metal braces can be less expensive or may be more likely to be covered by insurance.
  • In some cases of crossbite, underbite, and overbites, metal braces will provide better treatment. Some metal braces options offer a greater degree of control than aligners, so our doctor may recommend them for this reason.

Our orthodontist can help you to make the right choice for your needed corrections. The first step in making the right choice is understanding what Invisalign braces and traditional braces each have to offer.

Clear braces are also something to take into consideration. These can use clear wires and brackets, which can make them less visible than traditional options.

Traditional vs Invisalign

In some cases, Invisalign braces can take care of the corrections nicely. Again, an orthodontic practice is the best resource to learn more about whether this is the right option for you.

Invisalign braces are clear and removable, which means you can take them out to eat and brush. Of course, because they are removable, the burden of keeping them in most of the time falls on you. If you neglect to wear your aligners as instructed, this could impact your results and your overall treatment length.

Invisalign braces can also be more costly than traditional braces. Your budget will play a role in which type of braces is best for your needs. A trusted orthodontist is the resource that you need in your corner to make an informed decision about which braces are best for you.

Ready to learn about whether metal braces or invisible aligners are the right choice to correct your smile? Dr. Zamani is here to help you discover your TruSmile. Give us a call to get started today!