Having crooked teeth can make you feel self-conscious about your appearance, plus misaligned teeth can cause problems such as chipped teeth and jaw pain. Metal braces and Invisalign treatment correct crooked and misaligned teeth to give you a straighter, more even smile.
Metal braces are the tried-and-true treatment for misaligned teeth and bite issues. They use a system of wires, brackets, springs, and elastics to gradually realign and reposition your teeth. For most patients, treatment with braces can average two to three years.
Invisalign clear plastic aligners are an alternative to braces for some patients. The aligners are removable when you’re eating or brushing your teeth, and they’re virtually unnoticeable while you wear them.
The average Invisalign treatment takes approximately one year but may vary depending on the amount of correction required.