Everyone wants to have perfectly aligned and symmetrical teeth. Of course, given our bad dietary habits, not all of us naturally have our permanent teeth grow out in perfect alignment either. So, this is where dentistry, or more specifically, orthodontists intervene to help fix your dental woes. Of course before you go into your first consultation, you probably have a basic idea of what you want. If you don’t, then you are probably debating between traditional metal braces or invisaligns.

Now both of them have their sets of advantages and disadvantages, so we will do a quick overview of both of them in order to help you make your decision. Invisaligns or invisible braces, consist of a clear, transparent, acrylic cover that goes over your teeth. Since they are transparent, no one can tell that you are currently going through orthodontic treatment which can be a good option for adults. They can also be removed whenever you like, which makes them very convenient as well. However, invisaligns are custom made for each individual, which makes them a more expensive treatment options. They also require follow-up visits after every 4 weeks. Lastly, invisaligns cannot treat severe cases of misalignment.

Traditional metal braces are able to treat even the most severe cases of dental misalignment. They are also a cheaper option than invisaligns, making them more affordable. The only problem with metal braces is that they look very unattractive. Plus, people with metal allergies cannot use them. Now if you are still conflicted, you can always hold a consultation with a good orthodontist and they can review your case and let you know what option will be best for you. Dr. Bobbi Peterson is an experienced orthodontist and you can visit her website AllThingsDrBobbi to get a better look into her work and credentials.