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3 Best Teeth Straightening Options

February 21, 2022

When it comes to the top best teeth straightening options there is the right treatment for anyone.  Read our Orthodontic Arts blog to find out which option is best for your unique circumstance. Each option provides a list of pros and cons, though some are certainly better than others.

Here at Orthodontic Arts, we’ve identified the three best methods for teeth straightening. There are some we find more effective than others, but each set of teeth is different and may require one over the other. So if you’re looking to get your teeth or a child’s teeth straightened, have a chat with us and figure out which treatment plan is right for you.

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Best teeth straightening options

Dental Nudge

The Dental Nudge, offered here at Orthodontic Arts, is a short, fast treatment, and an excellent option for those who previously had braces but maybe lost track of wearing their retainer. It works for individuals who need minor dental work. Like Invisalign, Nudge uses plastic teeth molds to shift your teeth gradually.

The difference between Invisalign and the Dental Nudge is the length of the treatment, the dental nudge is a shorter less comprehensive treatment, thus, less costly than other teeth straightening options. Besides,  the doctors at Orthodontic Arts will monitor your treatment from start to finish. Nudge is customized to you and has a team committed to giving you a healthy and stable teeth correction. This supervised program includes a full consultation to examine what you need. The best part is that the Nudge program takes around three months to complete and, in most instances, is covered by insurance. If you think Nudge would be a good fit for you, contact Orthodontic Arts today to schedule a consultation.

Pros:

  • Short Treatment Options
  • Covered by most dental insurances
  • Unique treatment you can only get at Orthodontic Arts.

Cons:

  • Not a comprehensive treatment option.

Metal Braces

Metal braces are a classic method of teeth straightening. Dentists and orthodontists everywhere are familiar with this treatment option. So if you are looking for orthodontic treatment, you won’t have trouble finding this option. Metal braces work. They are highly effective at producing straight teeth and could be considered a safer bet than other methods. The rubber bands on the metal brackets are also customizable for different colors so that you can get creative with them!

There are some cons, however. Metal braces work slowly, taking one to three years for complete treatment. Additionally, it can be challenging to brush and floss with metal braces. While metal braces can help straighten teeth, they can lead to other oral health problems if not adequately cleaned, like gum diseases. Metal braces are also the most noticeable type of teeth straightener. For those who want a more low-key treatment appearance, this might not be the option for you. However, some people love the look of their braces. Lastly, you may have to alter your regular diet for metal braces. Altering your diet is necessary because certain foods can damage the metal.

Pros:

  • You will have straight teeth
  • Highly effective and common method
  • Different color options

Cons:

  • Hard to Brush and Floss teeth
  • Can lead to problems with teeth if not cleaned properly
  • May have to alter diet due to metal material on teeth

Invisalign

Invisalign is used widely as a great invisible aligner option for straight teeth. It works by using clear plastic molds of your teeth that gradually apply pressure to shift them into a correct position. Dentists recommend you replace the plastic molds every two weeks as your teeth move closer and closer to proper alignment. Invisalign treatment isn’t as noticeable as metal braces. Some people might not even realize you are wearing them.

The plastic molds are also removable, so you can take them out when eating. This way, you can maintain your regular diet. You will also be able to floss and brush normally with Invisalign. There are some drawbacks to Invisalign, though. It’s a more expensive option than metal braces, for starters. Additionally, the molds can be lost or damaged when removed, and they are expensive to replace. Furthermore, if you require severe orthodontic treatment, Invisalign may not work for you.

picture of a Invisalign mold for the blog 3 Best Teeth Straightening Options.Pros:

  • Invisible treatment
  • Removable
  • easier cleaning than traditional braces

Cons:

  • A lot of replacements needed
  • more expensive option
  • molds can be lost or damaged when taken out
  • not for severe treatment

Best Teeth Straightening Options

There are many different teeth straightening options available for you. In addition, there are metal braces for a more traditional brace method that’s very common and capable of handling severe dental situations. There are also align treatment options like Invisalign that offer a subtle brace appearance and quicker treatment for mild to moderate dental needs. And lastly, there’s Nudge, our latest treatment option. For those who need minor dental adjustments, this is a great option that is completed quickly with full orthodontist supervision. Lucky for you, Orthodontic Arts offers all of these treatment options! Not sure which one is the best for you? Give us a call or visit us in person for a consulting appointment to learn the best way to give you straight teeth!

 

Orthodontic Arts, your number one Orthodontist in OKC. Our Certified Orthodontist provides the latest and greatest Orthodontic practices to our clients in the OKC and Midtown area. Orthodontic Arts is the best place for child and teen orthodontics as well as adult orthodontics. Be sure to ask about Invisalign and invisible braces! Contact us today at (405) 604-3745 or request an appointment.

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