Orthodontics Quiz: Which Treatment Is Best for You? Braces or Clear Aligners?

Dr. Yonatan (Yoni) Cohen is one of the best orthodontists in the area and gives a range of treatments. At his office in Yorktown Heights, NY, you can pick standard braces, clear braces or clear aligners among other treatment options. All of these treatments can be very good for straightening teeth, but the best one for you will rely on your health needs, budget, way of life, and personal preferences. Dr. Cohen will give you a full checkup and talk to you about your options to help you choose the best treatment for your smile. Take this short quiz right now to start learning about your treatment choices and figure out which one might work best for you.

Invisible Braces

Check out your smile.


Which of the following best describes the goals of your treatment?


  1. I want all of my teeth to be straight. Also, my doctor says I need to fix the way I bite.
  2. I want to straighten my whole smile, but my bite is fine.
  3. Sure, my teeth are a little wonky, but I know that a straighter smile would make me feel better about how I look.
  4. I only have a few crooked teeth. My smile looks great all the way around.


What is the best time frame for your treatment?


  1. I’d like it to be as short as possible, but I know it might take a while to get the best results.
  2. I don’t mind a long time frame as long as the medicine isn’t too strong.
  3. I want it to be as short as possible.
  4. I want my teeth to be better by my wedding or event next week!

What worries you the most about getting braces?


  1. I’m afraid they won’t work! I’m sick of having to deal with my badly crooked smile!
  2. I’m really scared about how my braces will make me look!
  3. I hate having to wear braces for a year or more.
  4. I am concerned that the braces will change the color of my other good teeth.


What to Do


If you mostly got As, you might be a good choice for traditional braces. With the help of brackets, wires, and rubber bands, clear braces will put pressure on your teeth to move them into better places over time. With traditional braces, you can fix both visual problems and the worst types of malocclusion.


If you mostly chose Bs, you might be a good candidate for CLear Aligners. Clear, custom-made aligner trays can be used in this process to straighten your teeth. They might be a good way to fix a crooked smile. Most of the time, though, they are not a good way to fix more severe malocclusion. Most of the time, treatment with Clear Aligners are just as quick and easy as standard orthodontic care.


If you mostly chose C’s, Straight teeth with advanced straightening methods might be a good fit for you. Dr. COhen is proud to give this option to select patients. Not only does it focus on improving the way you look, but it also changes your bite at the same time.


It’s possible that ceramic veneers or bonding would work well for you if you mostly answered “D.” If you only have a few crooked teeth that don’t throw off the balance of your bite, Dr. Cohen may suggest one of these options. Composite and porcelain veneers can change the shape of your teeth and fill in small holes in your smile.


Find out more about the best way to treat you.


Make an appointment with Dr. Cohen today now that you know more about your treatment choices.

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