Most people are used to seeing children or teenagers with traditional braces. Though the metal wires and brackets involved in conventional braces make for effective orthodontic treatment, they can be unappealing to adults and older teens who may feel self-conscious wearing them.
Thankfully, advances in orthodontia provide patients with options other than traditional braces. Invisible braces are an alternative and effective teeth-straightening method. These braces work to straighten your teeth without any metal and instead are based on patients wearing clear aligners in a series. These aligners gradually straighten your teeth and are an excellent “invisible” option for adults and older teens as an orthodontic system.
Adults with less than straight teeth may feel self-conscious about their smile and appearance. However, wearing metal braces can create feelings of self-consciousness as well. In addition, traditional braces are often less comfortable and conducive to the lifestyles of adults. Therefore, it’s important to consider other teeth-straightening options.
Of course, invisible braces aren’t exactly invisible. However, compared to traditional braces, they are unnoticeable in the mouth. This is due to the clear, plastic aligners that fit over a patient’s teeth. They are worn in a systematic series for gradual straightening and alignment.
These aligners offer many benefits in terms of aesthetics, comfort, and practicality. They are removable, which is convenient for eating and practicing oral hygiene habits such as brushing and flossing. In addition, invisible braces often require fewer in-office visits for adjustment than conventional braces.
Choosing any teeth straightening process is a commitment on behalf of the patient. Whether the choice is invisible or metal braces, it’s essential that each patient follow the proper guidelines and instructions provided by their dentists so that the treatment is efficient and effective.
Orthodontic and cosmetic dental procedures are advancing as treatment methods and in terms of aesthetics. Invisible braces are an advanced treatment that may be right for you. It’s never too late to have straight teeth. If you are interested in a great smile with invisible braces, contact your dental care team for information and set up a consultation.