Difference between Clear aligners and Braces in Norcross

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Planning on having your teeth aligned? Heard of the two options Clear aligners and Braces? Debating whether which one is more effective and more affordable? Of course, you would want to choose the treatment that would do the job right even if it costs slightly more expensive to avoid spending more in the long run. Both Clear aligner and Braces are designated to straighten teeth and improve your smile even your oral health.

A Girl wearing a Clear Aligner

Clear Aligner

It was first made available to the public in May of 2000. It is an orthodontic device that is transparent, a plastic form of Dental Braces used to align teeth which is removable. It is more effective for moderate crowding of the front teeth, in particular, they are indicated for “mild to moderate crowding” and “mild to moderate spacing” just as long as there are no discrepancies of the jawbone. The average treatment when using Clear aligner is 13.5 months. They would need to create a digital tooth scan, and a computerized model will show the current teeth alignment and the desired teeth positions with that an aligner will be created for each stage. The Aligner should be worn 20 hours a day for two weeks; it would slowly move the teeth into the position that is planned by both the dentist/orthodontist and the patient.

A Girl wearing Braces


It consists of metal brackets being glued to your teeth and tied together by wires and tiny rubber bands. Nowadays, you can get brackets in many colors to make a fashion statement with your mouth. Braces can fix gaps, correct underbites and overbites, open bites, deep bites, crossbite, crooked teeth and other issues involving teeth and jaw. It could also help widen the palate or jaws also shaping the teeth and jaws. The application of Braces moves your teeth as a result of the force and pressure it applies; it has a constant pressure which moves teeth into the desired positions over time. Different types of Dental Braces will suit you depending on your need and what is advised by the dentist. For the fitting procedure, they would first determine if the patient is suitable for braces, if it is appropriate they will inspect the teeth visually. They would set up an appointment for X-ray, molds, an impression. These records would be analyzed to determine the best course of action.

Bring out your best smile with Invisible Braces, book your appointments with Norcross Dental Associates! Call us at (770) 334-9880 so that you will experience outstanding results to make your teeth naturally beautiful and healthy.