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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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Can A Cavity Be Reversed Naturally?

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Photo credit: Army Medicine / Foter / CC BY

Dental care is one of the most important factors of overall health because gum and tooth decay contribute to other bodily ailments. One major dental issue involves cavities caused by starches and sugars eating the protective tooth enamel away. A complete cavity cannot be reversed naturally because it exposes the gum with little minerals left in the tooth itself. However, there are a number of preventive measures you can take to stop early decay from becoming a complete cavity.

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