Looking For Invisible Braces?
Have you always wanted braces, but have been put off by the fact that others will be able to see them fixed to your teeth? You may be looking for alternatives to the traditional metal braces we are all familiar with, but you are not sure where to look. Well there are other options for you to consider when looking at teeth straightening treatment, and one of these options is invisible braces.
Invisible braces and what to expect
Invisible braces have been created for those who are looking for a more discreet way to straighten their teeth. Unlike the traditional metal braces familiar to so many, invisible braces come with different options, meaning patients are able to choose a type which they feel will be most suitable for them and their current circumstances.
Are invisible braces considered to be more effective than traditional metal braces?
One of the most obvious benefits of traditional metal braces is that they are fixed on to an individual’s teeth for the duration of the dental treatment. This makes their use an effective orthodontic treatment, as the braces will be working constantly to slowly move teeth into their desired position. Invisible braces however, can either be fixed or removable, and although invisible braces also work effectively to shift teeth into position, the prevailing state of an individual’s teeth (whether it has been identified that they have mild, moderate or more more severe dental issues) will determine whether they will benefit more from having either fixed or removable invisible braces.
The benefits of having your teeth straightened using invisible braces
Along with the obvious aesthetic benefits of having straight teeth, using invisible braces can increase the self-esteem and the confidence of an individual who hasn’t been completely happy with their teeth. By using invisible braces to correct issues such as an overbite, underbite and even a crossbite, it can even improve someone’s speech if their bite has caused any sort of speech impediment.
Investing in teeth straightening treatment also means that your teeth and gums remain healthy, as by closing any gaps you may have means that food and bacteria are less likely to linger, these things leading to dental issues such as plaque and gum disease, which can be detrimental to your oral health.
What if I decide to have removable invisible braces?
Removable invisible braces usually consist of clear aligners which are custom made to fit the teeth of an individual and it is usually recommended that patients wear each aligner for at least 20 to 22 hours. Over the course of the teeth straightening treatment your dentist will provide you with many clear aligners, which will work together to make your teeth straight.
Removable invisible braces are a more popular orthodontic treatment method for adults, as they are not only a discreet way of straightening your teeth, but because you are able to remove them you can enjoy your favourite foods as normal and can also maintain a good oral care regime by brushing and flossing your teeth after every meal.