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Options For Orthodontics: Invisalign Versus Metal Braces

Posted on February 21, 2014 by Dr. Mal Braverman

Adult braces are becoming more and more common, and they are for more than just straightening teeth. Braces can correct a variety of issues, including bite and alignment issues, as well as severely rotated teeth. If you believe that you could benefit from braces, there are a few things to consider when deciding between traditional metal braces and Invisalign clear braces.

1. Your issues. Depending on the issues that you are trying to correct, your dentist may recommend one type over the other. Traditional metal braces tend to do a better job with bite and alignment issues.

2. Diet. If you smoke or consume large amounts of dark drinks, such as coffee or tea, clear brackets on metal braces can stain. With Invisalign, you are able to take them out when you eat and drink.

3. Cost. Invisalign braces are typically a little more expensive than metal braces. Make sure to discuss cost concerns with your dental professional when discussing your options.

4. Your comfort. As an adult, will you feel comfortable with traditional metal braces? Address your concerns with your dental professional during your consultation.

There are many options now available for straight teeth, so if you would like to address your individual case, call Dr. Braverman today at 212-688-3838 to discuss the route that will work best for your individual needs.

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