Many adults wish they had straighter teeth, but don’t have the time or money to spend on traditional orthodontic care. If that sounds like you, you’ve come to the right place.
Straight teeth in just six months: That’s the claim that has overrun billboards and brick walls in big cities, promising busy people that they can get the smile of their dreams without a single visit to an orthodontist.
If you’re thinking about straightening your smile this year, there are a number of options out there, including at-home solutions that make it easy and affordable as well as more traditional in-office options. With so many different brands of invisible braces on the market, what’s the best choice?
We’ve broken down some of the biggest players in this space below!
Greg Asatrian, DDS, a board certified orthodontist in Southern California, treats patients with both braces and clear dental aligners. “Clear aligners offer an advantage over traditional braces because they are aesthetically pleasing and removable. If you have to take a photo or take them off for whatever reason, you can, and it will be very hard to tell that you are undergoing orthodontic treatment,” says Asatrian.
If that sounds too good to be true, it might be — for some people. While invisible braces certainly work for many people, the rise in popularity and the promise of convenience has people who really need traditional orthodontic treatment opting for mail-order aligners.
In this guide, take a look at the different brands of invisible braces available, how they work, and whether you should really see an orthodontist before spending a couple thousand dollars on Invisalign-style tooth trays. Spoiler alert — you should.
We’ve reviewed & ranked the 5 best at-home teeth straightening services for cost-conscious adults. Read on as we outline the important details that set these clear aligner companies apart, discuss the pros & cons of at-home treatment, and help you find the right option for you (and your budget)!