Which Is More Effective?
Metal braces tend to be more effective at adjusting teeth that have severe overcrowding. Metal braces may also cost less than aligners. And, since they're fastened to your teeth, you don't have to worry about misplacing or losing them.
On the other hand, a study published in The Angle Orthodontist found that the average total treatment time with aligners was shorter than with conventional braces, though the cost was higher.
If you want to improve your smile but cringe at the thought of metal braces, talk to an orthodontist about your options. Clear aligners might be the solution for you.
Colgate is offering orthodontic aligners in the Dallas, Texas area and expanding. If you are interested, please visit colgatealigners.com to learn more.