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Three Better Alternatives to Invisalign

Posted by Dr. Sal on 9/30/14 1:05 PM

alternatives to invisalignWhen most people hear the terms, ‘removable braces’ or ‘clear aligners,’ they think of Invisalign, but there are alternatives that could prove to be a better choice for you. Find out more about options for adults seeking camouflaged treatment. 

ClearCorrect Aligners

ClearCorrect is another brand of invisible braces that can help you achieve the smile you’ve always wanted. They offer many benefits, including:

Lower costs than Invisalign

  • A smooth surface finish that won’t cloud after wear
  • An almost invisible appearance
  • Quick turnarounds for replacement trays

Not all orthodontists offer ClearCorrect, but it’s worth asking about since the cost and time savings to you and your family could be significant.

Ceramic Braces

A second alternative to Invisalign is ceramic braces. Many adults opt for this choice because these types of braces:

Can move teeth faster than clear aligners, shortening your treatment time

  • Blend in with the color of your teeth, making them less noticeable
  • Are stain resistant and don’t become discolored over time
  • Don’t irritate gums the way metal brackets on traditional braces can

Ceramic braces offer a great balance between concealing the hardware on your teeth and treating you quickly.

Traditional or Metal Braces

Great strides have been made to make traditional, or metal, braces more comfortable and less obtrusive. More advantages of traditional braces are:

Adjustments take less time since they offer a strong amount of force on your teeth

  • They’re the least expensive treatment option
  • Metal brackets are used, so there’s less chance of damage to your braces
  • You can customize them by choosing the color of the rubber bands or elastics

There’s a reason traditional braces are chosen as an alternative to Invisalign and other clear aligners – they work! And with their lower cost point and sometimes faster treatment time, you might find yourself wanting them too.

Make an appointment with Dr. Salvatoriello so you can discuss your preferred route toward the beautiful and healthy smile you’ve always wanted. 





Topics: orthodontics, braces


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Dr. Salvatoriello brings healthy, beautiful smiles to New Hampshire and Vermont. For nearly 40 years, adults and children have relied on Dr. Sal for compassionate care using the latest techniques. This blog allows us to share Dr. Sal's expertise with everyone, not just his patients.

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