What’s the Best Way to Straighten Teeth? You Won’t Believe Your Eyes

Wednesday, October 12, 2022
What’s the Best Way to Straighten Teeth? You Won’t Believe Your Eyes

Are you looking for ways to improve your smile? You’re not alone. At any time, more than four million Americans are wearing braces—and 25% of them are adults. But while many people need braces, they also wonder how to straighten teeth without putting metal brackets in their mouths. Luckily, Penn Dental Family Practice has the solution: invisible braces.

With invisible braces, you can straighten your teeth without metal quickly and effectively—all while maintaining your beautiful smile with clear aligner trays.

What are Invisible Braces, and are They the Best Way to Straighten Teeth?

Unlike metal or ceramic braces that are attached to the teeth, invisible braces are a method of orthodontics that uses clear, plastic BPA-Free trays to adjust your teeth every two weeks as you change out your aligners. The aligners are removed whenever you brush your teeth or eat. The use of these aligners is growing globally by nearly 13% year over year as people look for different teeth-straightening options other than traditional metal and ceramic braces.

Invisible braces are just as effective at straightening teeth and offer several other bonuses than metal and ceramic braces:

  • Discreet correction: The aligners are practically invisible, so you can straighten teeth without attention.
  • Easier flossing: No working around appliances. Just remove the aligner and floss as needed.
  • Freedom from cuts and sores: With no sharp edges, invisible braces don’t cut up gums and cheeks.
  • Fewer visits to the orthodontist: In most instances, you will visit the orthodontist less.
  • Enjoy eating: Because you remove the aligners when you eat, you don’t have to worry about hard candies or other foods getting stuck in or breaking your braces.
  • Stay stain-free: Traditional braces may stain teeth where brackets are attached.

How Does the Cost Compare to Traditional Braces?

Invisible braces are a little more expensive than traditional braces:

  • Traditional braces: $2,000 to $6,000
  • Invisible braces: $3,000 to $7,000

But for people who don’t want to have a mouthful of metal braces, the extra expense is worth it. You can also research dental insurance plans to find coverage that can help you reduce the cost of either type of orthodontia.

How Long Do Braces Take to Straighten Teeth?

In terms of treatment times, traditional braces can take two years, while invisible braces can take anywhere from six to 24 months.

How to Straighten Teeth with Invisible Braces at Penn Dental Family Practice

We provide you with a team of specialists that offer results usually within 12–18 months. Not only does our team provide you with innovative ways to straighten your teeth, but we also have the honor of hosting one of the top 1% of national providers for invisible braces.

Here’s how to get started on the path to a straight and beautiful smile:

  1. Come for an Initial Consultation: We will answer all of your invisible braces-related questions and discuss whether or not invisible braces are the best option for you.
  2. We Create a Custom Treatment Plan: After your initial consultation, we will take X-rays and impressions to create the customized 3D image of the aligners you will receive.
  3. Start Straightening: When your aligners arrive, you can take them home and start wearing them immediately. They are made of smooth, BPA-free plastic. You will wear them throughout the day, only removing them when you eat or brush your teeth. As you wear each set of aligners, you will see your teeth begin to move into the appropriate space.
  4. Enjoy This Easy Process: Not many people can say they love having traditional braces, but with comfortable, invisible braces, you just might. You will change out your aligners every two weeks. We will monitor your progress by having occasional checkups with your orthodontist.
  5. Get Fast Results: A complete invisible braces treatment may range anywhere from six to 24 months, depending upon the case. In an average case, an adult may have their desired results within one year.

Ready to Start Straightening Your Teeth with Invisible Braces?

Just schedule your appointment with this form.

As a special new patient welcome gift, we have a free Oral-B Electric Toothbrush for you! Fill out this form and follow the directions to print out the coupon for your gift. When you arrive for your appointment, present the coupon to get your free electric toothbrush!

We look forward to seeing you at your consultation and helping you get the beautiful smile of your dreams.