Affordable Front Teeth Straightening? We've Got You Covered

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Has your tight budget been holding you back from straightening your front teeth? If your wallet has been an iron wall between you and your dream smile, we’ve got news for you.

Teeth straightening is now within everyone’s reach. Keep reading to find out how you can pay up to 70% less than old days to get that perfect straight set of teeth.

There are several options to consider while looking into straightening your front teeth, and we’ve analyzed them all and provided a breakdown of their purpose, features, and prices for you.

Why straighten your teeth

If your front teeth are gapped, crooked, misaligned, or overlapping, and you’re getting cold feet by looking at hefty price tags to straighten them, don’t give up. Straight teeth are not a luxury; they are a necessity, and here’s why:

A man smiling confidently
A man smiling with confidence due to his perfectly straight teeth

Confidence in everything

You understand the importance of self-confidence if lack of it has ever cause you to miss opportunities. Be it dating life, college photos, marriage ceremonies, or a wholesome smile towards your spouse, crooked teeth can make you shy and feel embarrassed where you could have been your true self.

A woman grinding her teeth
Teeth enamel can be severely damaged due to misaligned teeth, grinding against each other.

Grinding

Crooked teeth, due to their misalignment, can grind against other teeth and lead to abrasion of other teeth. This wear and tear can be fixed once teeth are aligned to the desired position.

A woman biting into pastry uncomfortably, due to misaligned teeth.
Misaligned teeth lead to uneven bites, making eating and chewing difficult.

Bad Chewing

Misaligned teeth will exert uneven pressure, leading to discomfort and improper chewing, due to which irregular food particles enter the digestive system, causing bloating and other digestive problems. Misaligned front teeth, in particular, may cause uneven bites, making it a challenge to eat properly.

A woman teaching a child how to pronounce the letter ‘L’ correctly.
Unclear speech due to misaligned teeth can lead to poor self-confidence

Unclear Speech

Irregular front teeth can affect the pronunciation of certain words because the tongue needs to form a specific shape to produce certain sounds. When teeth hinder this shape, pronunciation suffers, which leads to unclear speech or lips. Fortunately, you can now fix these issues at a surprisingly low price.

A man looks at himself in the rearview mirror of his car and is bothered by food stuck in his teeth.
Regular food stuck in gaps of teeth will decay and lead to plaque and cavities.

Unhygienic

Misaligned teeth and gaps can trap food particles and make it difficult to clean them. Over time, this leads to tooth decay and cavities. Teeth should be aligned to avoid bad breath, gum disease, and cavities.

Comparison chart for front teeth straightening cost

Service Cost
Metal Braces $3000 to $10,000
Lingual braces $5000 to $13000
Inoffice aligners $3000 to $8000
Alignerco $995

Teeth Straightening Options

When looking into affordable teeth straightening options, we naturally left out surgical procedures. The most inexpensive method would be natural teeth straightening, but they’re not very effective, so they didn’t make it to our list. To find out which method is the cheapest yet effective, here’s our in-depth analysis of the most common teeth-straightening methods:

A plastic tooth model with metal braces
Metal braces are wires and brackets fixed on the outer side of teeth.

Braces

Metal braces

Traditional metal braces need no introduction. They’re the most well-known and go-to straightening method for many.

Traditional metal braces are comprised of metal brackets glued to the outer side of teeth and accompanied by a metal wire that is weaved through them. This metal wire applies constant pressure on the teeth to align them. Braces will effectively treat several malocclusion cases within a time frame of 8 months to 2 years, during which they require regular visits to the dental clinic.

Price

Depending on the severity of your situation and the orthodontist's fee, the price for getting braces may start from $3000 and go up to $10,000.

Other than being an aesthetic nightmare with a high price, metal braces come with other downsides, such as being difficult to clean and uncomfortable.

A visual of the lower jaw with lingual braces
Lingual braces are lined towards the inner side of teeth

Lingual Braces

They are the same as traditional metal braces, but you may have not seen them on anyone because they are attached to the back side of teeth, i.e., the ‘lingual’ side. They require a similar time of 8 months to 2 years, and regular visits as well as a thorough cleaning routine. Lingual braces can be more uncomfortable than traditional braces and clear aligners.

Price

Attaching lingual braces on the backside of teeth requires a more intricate and time-consuming method, resulting in a higher price than traditional braces, typically between $5,000 and $13,000. So, if you’re looking for affordable teeth straightening, despite being discreet and effective, lingual braces are a strong pass.

A man holds clear aligner in his hand
Clear aligners offer cost-effective and discrete teeth straightening.

Aligners

Clear aligners have revolutionized the field of orthodontics, and their popularity has skyrocketed owing to their effectiveness, affordability, and discretion. These are custom-made, removable trays made out of BPA-free plastic, making them virtually invisible when worn. Aligners gradually shift the teeth into their desired positions, offering a convenient and low-cost alternative to traditional braces. They can be ordered at home or prescribed by your orthodontist.

A dentist’s office
Many dentists collaborate with aligner brands to provide in-house aligner treatments.

In-Office Aligners

Your orthodontist prescribe these sets of aligners. The first step involves your dentist taking your 3d impression, either by an impression kit or a 3d scan, and sometimes both. After this, your treatment is mapped out by your orthodontist, who will provide you with sets of aligners and guide you on the wearing schedule.

Price

In-office aligners come with a professional’s supervision and checkups, as well as additional clinic fees and visits.. Moreover, the price depends on the aligner provider brand and may range from $3000 to $8000.

A woman receives her teeth straightening plan at home
At-home aligners offer a complete teeth straightening solution at your doorstep.

At-Home Aligners

These aligners are delivered to your doorstep. The process involves ordering an impression kit or getting an oral scan and uploading it to the provider's website.

Professionals assess these scans, and a treatment plan is devised and shared with the customer. Once the customer approves, their aligners are sent to their doorstep.

At-home aligners are gaining momentum because they suit everyone’s busy lifestyles. Even if you have free time, we're sure you'd skip the dental clinic visits.

Price

The cost of at-home clear braces is significantly lower than other straightening methods. They range from $1800 to $3000, depending on the brand and plan you go with.

Cosmetic Dental Treatments

Veneers

If you don’t want to adjust the placement of your teeth with braces or aligners or just want a quick fix, veneers will ‘straighten’ your teeth by hiding the appearance of off-centered front teeth.

While veneers don’t actually straighten teeth, many have opted for an appearance of straight teeth.

Veneers are thin, solid covers of porcelain attached to the front of your teeth to cover minor imperfections and provide an aesthetic smile.

Price

While veneers are the quickest way to improve the appearance of stained, misaligned, and chipped teeth, they are not a permanent solution to getting straight teeth. They need to be replaced every 5 to 10 years, depending on their wear and tear and the cost may range from $925 to $2500 per tooth.

Dental Bonding

Dental bonding is another procedure offered by dentists to provide an ‘instant fix’ for teeth gapping and minor alignments. Their primary purpose is to restore chipped teeth, and fill gaps.

The process involved using a tooth-colored composite resin to fill shapes and cavities in teeth where needed and then hardened using a light for permanency.

Price

The cost varies from $250 to $1500 per tooth depending on the amount of work required. While bonding can’t fix major gaps, overlapping, misalignments, and crowded teeth, it does offer a quick and cost effective solution for minor gaps within one visit.

ALIGNERCO The Most Affordable Option:

The most cost-effective way to straighten your front teeth is with at-home aligners. They not only offer an ideal solution for front teeth straightening without a brace but also effectively address issues like crowded teeth, overbites, underbites, crossbites, and gaps. This is why ALIGNERCO is the perfect solution for you.

Apart from their low prices, ALIGNERCO clear aligners are easy to clean and maintain. Just snap them off before meals or clean them when needed. Their removability also allows you to brush and floss your teeth thoroughly, something that is a hassle with braces.

You can choose between day-time aligners or night time only option, both effectively offer front teeth straighteing without braces.

FAQs

1. Can I pay for at home aligners in installments?

Yes. You can pick a plan that suits you, and easily pay according to that.

2. Do clear aligners hurt?

Clear aligners are significantly less painful than braces. Although the pain threshold varies from person to person, and the severity of each case, some customers have reported discomfort in the initial days while others have had a seamless and pain-free experience.

3. How long do clear aligners take to fix teeth?

Depending on the plan and wearing time of an individual, on average the treatment duration for removable clear braces ranges between four to six months.

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