Braces or Aligners: Which is Right For You?

Not feeling confident about your smile can seriously impact your life. If you aren’t happy with your teeth alignment, orthodontics can help adjust your teeth over time. Here at Brookshire Smile Dental, we offer both braces and clear aligners. In this article, we will discuss these two options so you can make the best choice for your lifestyle.

Choosing Braces

Braces are the most common way to straighten teeth. After your braces are installed, your orthodontist will make regular adjustments to the wires that will gradually shift your teeth into place. While braces are highly visible, many patients choose them because they don’t have to worry about losing or replacing the tools needed to maintain their orthodontic work. If you choose braces, remember that you’ll need to regularly clean your teeth as food particles can build up between the wires.

Choosing Aligners

Aligners have been gaining popularity, and it’s easy to see why. Like braces, aligners slowly shift your teeth into the desired position. However, these results are achieved by switching aligner trays over time instead of having an orthodontist manually adjust your teeth. Aligners are clear, so they are more subtle than braces and are popular for adults who want to straighten their teeth without the world knowing. However, you’ll need to keep track of your aligners as you’ll remove them to eat and brush your teeth. You’ll also be responsible for wearing them for the set amount of time.

Whether you choose braces or aligners, Brookshire Smile Dental will work with you to help you create your perfect smile. Call us today to get started.