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Different Ways to Straighten Your Teeth

Let's get one thing straight, your teeth. Everyone is looking to have that perfect smile for their everyday life, whether it is on social media, on a first date, or even just giving a presentation at the office. Having a straight smile can boost your confidence! In this article, we will run through the different options for how you can straighten your teeth!

Clear dental aligners

These clear aligners are a great choice for anyone who wants to straighten their teeth. The plastic aligners are removable, so you can take them out whenever you want to eat, brush your teeth, or simply take a break from wearing them. They can be worn for up to 22 hours a day, and they're designed specifically for adults and children alike. A big plus for clear aligners is that they are not as noticeable as other mentions of straightening teeth.


Braces are the most common way to straighten teeth and are very effective. They are made of metal or ceramic brackets and can be hidden with a retainer. Braces are usually worn for 6-24 months. Although they can be removed for special occasions, it is not recommended to do so because of the price point. If you wear braces, you also need to be aware of what foods you eat to ensure it doesn’t get stuck in your brackets or break your wires.

Ceramic Braces

Ceramic braces are made of a strong material that is similar to porcelain. They're more durable than metal braces, and they can last from one to three years. Ceramic braces are more expensive than other types of braces, but they can be worth the money. The material they're made of makes them strong enough to withstand the pressures placed on teeth when eating or speaking. Similar to metal braces, you can expect to wear them for 6-24 months before your teeth are completely straight.

Teeth Straightening Surgery

Teeth straightening surgery is a procedure that uses braces to correct misaligned teeth. It can be done by using the traditional method, which involves placing metal wires between the upper and lower jaws and tightening them until the teeth are aligned, or by using Invisalign (a series of custom-made, clear plastic aligners).

The pros of this procedure are that it's relatively inexpensive, generally safe (although there are risks associated with any surgical procedure), and highly effective. The cons are that it requires a long recovery period—typically six months or more—and often requires additional cosmetic procedures to improve the appearance of your smile. In terms of cost, the average cost is between $1,500 and $3,500 per arch (the number of teeth on either side of your mouth).


Finding the best way to straighten your teeth will differ from person to person based on their needs. When deciding what method to straighten your teeth, consider your budget, food-eating habits, and overall lifestyle. We recommend consulting with your dentist on what option will work best for you! Give us a call today! We look forward to seeing your smile.

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