Adult Braces vs. Invisalign: What's Right for You?

  • Topic Info:

    You've had horrible teeth your whole life, but have been ignoring your overbite and crooked teeth for years.

    It's never too late to make a change!

    If you've finally decided it's time to improve the appearance of your mouth, you might be wondering your options.

    When you think of braces you tend to imagine thick, metal train tracks. Who wants to deal with that in adulthood? However, braces have evolved from what you're used to. Now, there are ceramic braces made of a clear material that's much less obvious than traditional metal braces. Brackets are attached to the back of teeth holding wires that pull them into a new position.

    What about Invisalign?

    With this option, customized plastic aligners fit like tooth guards over your teeth, gently moving your bite into a new position.

    How much do braces and Invisalign each cost?

    Everyone's mouth is different and needs different adjustments. Typically, braces can run from $3,500-$6000. Ceramic braces can run from $4,000-$6,5000, and Invisalign can run from $3,500-$6,000.

    What about comfort?

    Dr. Elliott Dudley discusses the differences between braces and Invisalign for adults, and explains what might be the best option for YOU.

  • Host: Melanie Cole, MS