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A 35-year-old member asked:

I am 23 with minor crookedness in my teth. braces or invisalign, now or later?

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Dr. Harry Aronowitz
Orthodontics 45 years experience
Sooner the better: And as for your first question, you need to consult an orthodontist.
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Dr. Stuart Hoffman
31 years experience
Your choice: The answer to your question will depend on the amount of "crookedness" and if/when you want it corrected. Schedule a consultation with an orthodontic specialist who can better answer that specific question.
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 54 years experience
Minor?: Is that your assessment or an Orthodontist's? There's a reason for front crowding, and sometimes the fix is easy, sometimes hard. The longer you wait, the more crooked your teeth will become, the harder/longer/more expensive to treat. Know that Braces are still the gold standard, twice as effective as clear aligners. See an Orthodontic Specialist for an initial evaluation (usually free).
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Dr. Sandra Eleczko
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Dentistry 37 years experience
Crowding: Either option may work for you. See an orthodontist or a dentist to discuss your options. Generally it is better to do this sooner rather than later while the crowding is minor as thing can get worse over time.
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Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 55 years experience
Orthodontics: Both methods have their place. Pros and cons for each. I recommend you see an Orthodontist and not a General Dentist trained in Invisalign only. Then discuss your options and ask what is best for your particular circumstances.
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