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Are there any less visible alternatives to braces? Braces are so obvious. Is there a less visible alternative for treating malocclusion?

11 doctors weighed in
Dr. S. Jay Bowman
Dentistry - Orthodontics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes, clear aligners

You might consider clear braces or lingual (invisible) braces.
You may also wish to explore clear aligner treatments such as invisalign. Best to seek an opinion with a licensed orthodontic specialist to see what options are possible and best for you.

In brief: Yes, clear aligners

You might consider clear braces or lingual (invisible) braces.
You may also wish to explore clear aligner treatments such as invisalign. Best to seek an opinion with a licensed orthodontic specialist to see what options are possible and best for you.
Dr. S. Jay Bowman
Dr. S. Jay Bowman
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Dr. Gary Brigham
Dentistry - Orthodontics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Several alternatives

Most patients reluctant to undergo treatment with metal braces have been pleased to have invisalign (clear removal aligners) as an alternative.
Lingual braces(placed behind the teeth) are also available from some practitioners. The ceramic (clear)braces placed on the front of the teeth are less noticeable than metal and offer a third alternative.

In brief: Several alternatives

Most patients reluctant to undergo treatment with metal braces have been pleased to have invisalign (clear removal aligners) as an alternative.
Lingual braces(placed behind the teeth) are also available from some practitioners. The ceramic (clear)braces placed on the front of the teeth are less noticeable than metal and offer a third alternative.
Dr. Gary Brigham
Dr. Gary Brigham
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dentistry - Orthodontics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Depends on vanity

In the hands of a qualified orthodontic specialist you can expect 90-95% improvement w braces.
An orthodontist will help you achieve about a 41% improvement with clear aligners, at increased treatment time, at increased cost. Clear aligners are marginally effective. If you had a broken leg would you opt for an unsightly cast or a less visible coating of saran wrap? Talk to an orthodontist.

In brief: Depends on vanity

In the hands of a qualified orthodontic specialist you can expect 90-95% improvement w braces.
An orthodontist will help you achieve about a 41% improvement with clear aligners, at increased treatment time, at increased cost. Clear aligners are marginally effective. If you had a broken leg would you opt for an unsightly cast or a less visible coating of saran wrap? Talk to an orthodontist.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dr. Arnold Malerman
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3 comments
Dr. Gary Lederman
I disagree. Well trained dentists provide excellent orthodontic results. Invisalign is highly effective, requiring patient compliance
Dr. Gary Lederman
I disagree. Well trained dentists provide excellent orthodontic results. Invisalign is highly effective, requiring patient compliance
Dr. Hilary Baskin
Dentistry - Orthodontics

In brief: Yes

Discuss invisalign with your orthodontist.
Very effective, well tested product that delivers good results.

In brief: Yes

Discuss invisalign with your orthodontist.
Very effective, well tested product that delivers good results.
Dr. Hilary Baskin
Dr. Hilary Baskin
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Dr. Ronald Achong
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial

In brief: Invisalign

Consider invisalign.
It is a clear plastic splint that straightens teeth. However, it is not used to treat severe malocclusion problems. See an orthodontist for an evaluation.

In brief: Invisalign

Consider invisalign.
It is a clear plastic splint that straightens teeth. However, it is not used to treat severe malocclusion problems. See an orthodontist for an evaluation.
Dr. Ronald Achong
Dr. Ronald Achong
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