Are invisible braces the right choice for you? If you want straight teeth and a beautiful healthy smile but don’t want people to know you are getting braces then invisible braces like Invisalign and Clear Correct may be perfect for you. Kenmore Dentist for invisible braces Dr Rachel Hall of Evolve Dental discusses invisible braces, how they work and how they compare to fixed traditional braces.
There are several questions you may have in mind if you’re thinking about getting braces. Most people believe that orthodontic treatments and braces are just aesthetic and cosmetic procedures to enhance self-esteem and physical confidence as they are designed just to improve our smile and appearance.
But the truth is orthodontics and invisible braces do more than just providing you with straight teeth and an attractive smile, as braces correct your misaligned or crowded teeth they can improve your speech, resolve bite problems, and other dental issues you may not have considered.
If it’s not just about improving your smile, what is the need for braces?
If you have noticed that over a period of time, your teeth have gradually become less straight and have shifted positions, then it may be the right time for you to get your braces on, as there is really no reason why you should live with crooked teeth when you have so many great options for straightening your teeth.
Teeth straightening not only gives you a great-looking smile it also benefits your oral health. It’s much harder to keep your teeth clean if they overlap each other and there is a greater risk of developing issues such as tooth decay/cavities and gum disease. You can brush and floss easily and effectively when your teeth are aligned.
When you decide to get braces, the first thing to consider is whether you want traditional fixed braces or removable braces? There are many types of braces and which ones are right for you will depend on your teeth, your bite, budget, and desired outcomes. I will focus on Invisible Braces in this blog and the benefits you can expect from getting clear aligner braces at Evolve Kenmore Dentist.
Invisible braces are the best alternative to conventional or traditional metal braces. Invisible braces use clear aligner trays that sit over your teeth and can align your teeth in a matter of months.
And because they are barely noticeable no one needs to know you are getting your teeth straightened – as the name suggests, they are invisible! Invisible or clear braces, which are not as obvious as metal braces or ceramic braces so let’s look at the benefits.
The length of the treatment varies depending on your teeth and bite and the desired end result. Usually, they are worn for 22-24 hours a day and most treatments can be completed in about 8 to 18 months, with fewer dental visits than traditional braces.
The aligners will move your teeth at a gradual steady pace and the trays are typically changed once every 1-2 weeks. Then you visit your dentist for routine check-ups and once every 4 to 8 weeks for follow-up visits with your aligners.
Both traditional braces and clear aligners are designed for teeth straightening and to improve oral health to enhance your smile and dental health.
Clear braces were designed to be invisible so are a great option if you are worried about how you will look while you are getting your beautiful smile.
The aligners trays are made of BPA-free clear plastic and are worn over your teeth to fit comfortably and gently move your teeth at a slow pace and gradually straighten your crooked or crowded teeth.
Traditional braces can feel quite bulky and take some getting used to. They can also have sharp edges and ends which may cause irritation on the cheeks, jaws, and lips.
Invisible braces are customised to fit tightly to the teeth and they do not irritate the gums or surrounding tissues in your mouth as much as traditional braces and our patients find them very comfortable and manageable to wear.
If you would like to know which type of invisible braces are right for your needs we can suggest and create the right type of treatment plan that will help you achieve your goals for beautiful younger-looking healthy teeth and a great smile.