Invisible Braces

Invisible Braces

There is a solution to having straighter teeth without having to wear traditional metal braces. Known as invisible orthodontics, this type of treatment offers you the choice of wearing a clear and sometimes removable appliance while aligning your teeth.

The technology behind invisible orthodontics is highly advanced and often gives patients a much shorter treatment time, depending on their individual cases.

It is important to remember that straighter teeth are also healthier teeth. When your bite is properly aligned and your teeth are straightened, there are fewer gaps available for plaque to build up on the teeth, causing decay. In that sense, invisible orthodontics is a long-term investment in your oral health.

Appearance

Metal braces can cause the appearance of the mouth to be unattractive. They are noticeable, especially on an adult. Invisible clear braces are barely noticeable and wearers often comment that people don’t even realise they are wearing them.

 

Comfort

Conventional metal braces must remain in place until they are professionally removed.  Invisible  clear braces are removable.  If, for any reason, the wearer of teeth aligners wishes to remove them for brief periods of time (to eat or drink), they can quite easily do so.

 

Safety

Conventional metal braces contain wire that can puncture and scratch the insides of the mouth and gums.  Clear braces are smooth and comfortable. They do not include any sharp edges or protruding edges or bits. Conventional metal braces can affect demineralisation and decaying teeth.  They use a great deal of force to straighten the teeth.  These problems do not exist with clear aligners.  Overall, clear braces reduce the damage normally caused by wearing braces, including gum disease and cavities.

 

Duration of Treatment

Someone who wears metal braces might expect the treatment to take as long as 5 years.  Invisible braces can take from only one year, to a year and a half to straighten your teeth.

 

Knowing What to Expect

In considering an invisible brace dental patients undergo treatment planning that is fully computerised.  Therefore, they know exactly what to expect and how long they will need the braces before they begin wearing them.  

Overall, an invisible brace offers distinct advantages over conventional metal braces. It costs slightly more, but in the end, the benefits outweigh the negatives for a majority of patients.  They are more comfortable than metal braces, pose fewer risks to teeth and gums, and provide the desired result much faster. 

 


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