If you are considering straightening your teeth, you might think braces are the only way, but that’s simply not true for most people. There are many options for straightening your teeth these days, and all of them have their benefits and disadvantages.

Braces are still a good option for many people looking to straighten their teeth. In fact, in some cases they may be the only way to achieve the results you desire. But braces definitely have some disadvantages. First, they are highly visible. And they are uncomfortable–not just the discomfort tightening, but also the irritation of cheeks and tongue that can be associated with the brackets and wires.

Invisalign is another option for straightening your teeth. Sometimes called “clear braces,” Invisalign uses a series of computer-designed plastic aligners to move your teeth. These aligners are not only virtually invisible, they do not irritate the cheeks and tongue the way braces can, and they come with no dietary restrictions or special cleaning instructions.

Porcelain veneers can be used to straighten teeth by reshaping them. In this procedure, your tooth roots are not moved, which means the procedure can be completed very quickly–in about a month, compared to the year typical for Invisalign and braces.

The best way to learn which is the right option for your teeth is to talk to a dentist. Please contact Sheridan Dental in Columbus, Ohio to schedule a consultation.

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