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    For children, teens, or adults, the best method for straightening crooked teeth is getting braces. The good news is that with advancements in orthodontic technology, braces have become more efficient at moving teeth to make the process faster and less uncomfortable. 

    Different Types of Braces

    When someone thinks of braces, they usually think of an unsightly mouth full of metal. In modern orthodontics, alternative methods have emerged to give people more options for achieving a perfect smile, and metal braces have improved to remain a smart option. Here are a few of the alternatives to metal braces:

    Clear Braces

    Clear braces function just like metal braces, but use a clear material that adapts with your natural tooth color to make them less noticeable. The process usually takes around the same time as it does for normal braces. 

    Invisalign

    Invisalign treatment gets rid of the brackets and wires, using sets of clear plastic aligners to gradually move teeth while remaining practically invisible. They are also removable, so your teeth are easier to clean during treatment and there is no restriction on what you can eat.

    How Do Braces Work?

    Braces apply a small amount of pressure to gradually move your teeth into their desired position. This is the main source of any discomfort that people feel during the treatment process, while the pressure is being applied to the bone structure of your jaw. No matter what type of braces you get, they all use the same fundamental method of targeted pressure to move and direct the teeth. 

    Benefits of Braces

    Having straight teeth has been shown to improve your overall oral health. Straight teeth are easier to clean, so the risk of getting gum disease or suffering from tooth decay lowers drastically. Also, having a perfect, radiant smile has shown to boost self-confidence.

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