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There Are a Lot of Options for Adult Teeth Alignment, But Which One Is Best?

Did you know teeth misalignment can cause serious oral health problems, such as crossbite, overbite, and crowded teeth?

Even if your teeth misalignment is minor and not likely to cause any serious oral health conditions, it’ll still take away your confidence in your smile.


The appearance of your teeth affects your confidence to flash your smile. And given the power of a smile, do you really want to live a smile-less life? Yet, this is what teeth misalignment can do to you.

Looking for a solution? Worry not. In this article, we’re sharing the various options for teeth alignment, and recommending the best. Read on!


A little more than a decade ago, your best option for straightening teeth would be to get for metal braces. While less expensive, there is nothing visually appealing about having bulky metals in your mouth.

Fortunately, thanks to technological advancements in oral health, you don’t have to worry about that anymore.

Since the invention of Invisalign in 1997, people with misaligned teeth have an option that’s almost invisible. These plastic aligners will slip over your teeth, and gradually straighten them. In the process, you’ll enjoy other benefits such easier brushing and flossing.

Lingual Braces

What if, for whatever reason, you’re not interested in Invisalign?

If that’s the case, then lingual braces might be the best option for you. These are metal braces which are applied behind your teeth.

Even though lingual braces are hardly visible, they can be very uncomfortable. Your tongue will often be in contact with the wires and brackets behind your teeth.

Clear Ceramic Braces

From the name, you can tell these braces are designed to be an invisible teeth alignment option.

Rightly so, clear ceramic braces are hardly visible, even from a few feet away. Even though the wire is silver, the brackets and ligatures are either clear or colored to match your teeth.

Ceramic braces work in the same way as other braces, but the ligatures are susceptible to food stains. This means you’ll have to avoid certain drinks and foods or change the braces regularly.

Orthopedic Expansion

Teeth misalignment is typically brought about by a narrow jaw.

Orthopedic expansion is the process of expanding the narrow jaws. Dentists use treatment procedures such as rapid palatal expansion to widen the jaw and create more space to correct the malocclusion.

Even though orthopedic expansion is most effective in kids, research proves it can be done successfully in adults, albeit with surgical assistance.

Which Teeth Alignment Option Is the Best?

Now that you know the various alignment options, it’s time to know which among them is the best.

From our experience at Pacific Beach Smile Studio, we recommend Invisalign as the best option for correcting teeth misalignment.

We don’t say this merely because we offer the service. Our conclusion is based on the feedback we’ve got from thousands of customers who have come to us for teeth alignment over the years. They all end up with gorgeous smiles!

Feel free to contact us with any questions, or to book an appointment.


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