For most people, the best teeth straightening options are braces or clear aligners like Invisalign.
While there are different factors that impact the price of both of these teeth straightening options, they both have an average cost of around $5,000.
Both are options for children or adults, but the current shape of your teeth will impact which option will be best for you.
Invisalign is a clear option and involves a series of custom molded aligners that you wear like a retainer over time that helps straighten your teeth.
They’re less noticeable than braces and are replaced on average around every two weeks, taking about a year to straighten your teeth.
There are several options when it comes to braces…
Metal Braces (Most Common)
Traditional metal braces are what most people think of when it comes to orthodontics. The traditional braces are generally most effective for treating overcrowding than the other options.
Once your braces are in place, your orthodontist will make adjustments that will slowly move your teeth into proper alignment.
These are similar to metal braces in terms of size and shape, however, their brackets are clear making them less noticeable.
The downside is they are more expensive than traditional metal braces.
These are the same as traditional metal braces, except they go on the inside of your teeth so they are invisible outside your mouth.
The cons of lingual braces are they are more expensive, more difficult to clean and more difficult to adjust than normal braces.