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Are Traditional Braces Cheaper Than Invisalign? 

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When thinking of braces for yourself or your child, the cost is certainly one of the main considerations. The actual cost varies with some factors like the length of the treatment and the orthodontic problems that must be corrected. Different systems can also affect the cost. Here’s some information that would probably help you decide between traditional braces, which are cheaper, or with Invisalign.

Comparing Braces and Invisalign

Traditional braces are made from ceramic or metal brackets that are connected by wires. They remain in place throughout the treatment. “Real” braces require careful attention to oral hygiene. Some foods are also off limit as it could break a wire or bracket. The Invisalign system, on the other hand, is consists of a series of clear plastic aligners that fit over your teeth. The aligners are removable for oral hygiene, meals, and special occasions like the senior prom or wedding. Standard metal braces are advantageous when used to correct pretty much any orthodontic problem, while Invisalign won’t be effective severe malocclusion or if your teeth are shorter than the average.

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Changing Orthodontists during Active Treatment

Orthodontics

Dr. Matt Beecroft

LAST UPDATED: MARCH 28, 2017

Is it Possible for a Patient to Change Orthodontists?

You may not think about it before you get braces, but it may become a question you need to address. What if you need to change orthodontists?

FAQ

Why do you need to change orthodontists?

The number one reason people change orthodontists is they are moving. We live in an area where there’s a fairly large military community, and a lot of people move in and out. Sometimes these moves are unexpected and the kids or adults are in the middle of orthodontic treatment. Or, they’ll come from one office in another part of the country to a different one. So, “yes,” it is possible to change orthodontists.

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Tooth-Friendly Recipe 4: Broccoli Cheese Soup

broccoli cheese soup

Enjoy a Tooth Friendly Recipe to Strengthen Your Bones and Teeth

While you are wearing braces or aligners, you need to eat nutritious food in order to keep your teeth, bones and gums healthy. Your orthodontist will provide a list of foods that you cannot eat to avoid damaging the brackets or wires of your braces. It is not a good idea to chew hard or sticky vegetables or potato chips but soft cooked foods are an excellent choice for a meal. Broccoli cheese soup is a great food to have for lunch or dinner, and it contains numerous vitamins and minerals, including:

• Calcium
• Vitamin A
• Zinc
Vitamin K
• Manganese
• Vitamin C
Folate
• Riboflavin
• Vitamin B
• Protein

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