affordable braces in kansas cityWhile most people would love the option to avoid traditional metal braces and discreetly straighten their teeth with clear aligners, it may not be the best option for them. Some people are good candidates for clear aligner treatment, but there are others that require the use of wires and brackets to get the perfect smile they want. Our specialist for affordable braces in Kansas City explains why clear aligners might not benefit everyone and how traditional braces are still a great choice!

Metal Braces vs. Clear Aligners

Clear aligners are a series of customized, removable plastic aligners that get you your ideal smile while remaining nearly invisible, while traditional metal braces are affixed to the teeth with brackets and wires. With clear aligners, patients follow a schedule of custom aligners that put increased pressure on the teeth over time, while traditional braces are tightened by our orthodontist to straighten them gradually. Both are effective treatments (depending on the severity of your orthodontic case). 

Why Not Clear Aligners?

In moderate to severe orthodontic cases, clear aligners may not be able to permanently correct jaw abnormalities, solve problems involving extra teeth or missing teeth, or address severe misalignments. Clear aligners will either have little to no effect or can even worsen your bite, depending on your case. For people with extreme misalignment, jaw surgery, tooth removal, or spacers may be necessary prior to beginning treatment to ensure a good outcome. 

Choosing Metal Braces

While metal braces might not be your first choice, they may be the best choice to effectively and predictably straighten your teeth. They are a tried-and-true method and remain an option for good reason. Thankfully, modern braces are smaller and more comfortable than ever before! Our orthodontist can discuss your options with you during your appointment. 

Contact Our Specialist for Affordable Braces in Kansas City Today!

The information provided in this article is not meant to be medical advice and is for educational purposes only. If you would like to learn more about braces, Invisalign, or other orthodontia-related topics from our orthodontist in Kansas City, MO, feel free to contact Burleson Orthodontics by calling 816.759.0123.

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Our Briarcliff Village Orthodontics Office
4135 N. Mulberry Drive,
Kansas City, MO 64116
Phone: 816-384-0801
Hours: Monday – Saturday with morning, afternoon
and evening appointments available

Our Liberty Orthodontics Office
5 Westowne Street, Suite 502
Liberty, MO 64068
Phone: 816.384.0356
Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00am – 6:00pm,
Saturday 8:00am – 12:00pm

Our Raymore Orthodontics Office
401 Laurus Drive
Raymore, MO 64083
Phone: 816.945.6927
Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00am – 6:00pm,
Saturday 8:00am – 12:00pm

Our Briarcliff Village Orthodontics Office
4135 N. Mulberry Drive,
Kansas City, MO 64116
Phone: 816-384-0801
Hours: Monday – Saturday with morning, afternoon
and evening appointments available

Our Liberty Orthodontics Office
5 Westowne Street, Suite 502
Liberty, MO 64068
Phone: 816.384.0356
Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00am – 6:00pm,
Saturday 8:00am – 12:00pm

Our Raymore Orthodontics Office
401 Laurus Drive
Raymore, MO 64083
Phone: 816.945.6927
Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00am – 6:00pm,
Saturday 8:00am – 12:00pm

 

The award-winning Kansas City orthodontists and Kansas City pediatric dentists of Burleson Orthodontics specialize in dental care for your baby or child and the most advanced types of braces for children, teens and adults. With three convenient orthodontic offices in Kansas City, MO, Liberty, MO, and Raymore, MO, there is sure to be an office near you. Call 816.384.0801 today for your or your child's complimentary, no-obligation consultation for braces or Invisalign today!

 

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