Choosing Between Braces & Clear Aligners

Choosing Between Braces & Clear Aligners? Read this First

We all want to a big and bright smile to show-off to our family and friends. Teeth Straighteners are a common and effective cosmetic teeth procedure but choosing the right option can be difficult. A recent study found that nearly 50% of adults were considering a dental procedure to improve their cosmetic appearance but the confusion around various options was overwhelming and off-putting.

Braces & Clear Aligners are both effective treatments for improving the appearance of your teeth and have unique advantages which might make them more suitable you. So today we will look at what they offer, their unique differences and which one might be more suitable for you.

Clear Aligners

The biggest benefit of clear aligners is that they are completely removable. It is recommended that you wear them for at least 22 hours per day. By being removable you are able to take them off at mealtimes and still enjoy eating the foods you love as well as giving them a good clean! Some additional benefits include:

  • Aligners typically provide more comfort and less intrusion than braces
  • Aligners are less visible
  • Aligners easier to maintain
  • Aligners generally require less trips to the orthodontist

Make sure to not drink hot beverages with your aligners in otherwise you may warp or break them.


Although Aligners are great, they might not be the most suitable choice for you. When it comes to permanent teeth straightening options, Braces are typically the more traditional option. Braces are widely available and prevalent in the dental community and is seen as a rite of passage for individuals looking to attain a straight smile.

But let’s not forget about braces. Braces are a more traditional offering of teeth straightening because they are effective! They are also widely available and potentially more accessible depending on your location. Access to professional services is especially important for those outside of dense urban areas. 

  • Once they are in, you can’ take them off or lose them
  • Braces come in a variety of styles
  • Braces are applicable in almost all dental cases

Final Thoughts

Now you know a bit more about clear aligners and braces, you can make a more informed decision about what you think will be most suitable for your situation. If you’re still unsure, see a dentist so you can talk it through with a professional that knows your teeth. But in the end it will be your decision and responsibility to follow through with the requirements.

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