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Invisible braces are similar to the conventional braces that are widely used. But invisible braces aren't very prominently visible when used. Do you want to get your uneven aligned teeth straight? But if you are sceptical about the traditional braces, here's an alternative for you. Consider using invisible braces.
They are suitable for adults
Braces are for kids! This is a very strong belief that braces have a childish appeal and should be worn only by kids. Obviously, those metal wires don t really look nice when you open your mouth to make a conversation and they don t really make a good first impression either. In this case, invisible braces become a suitable option for adults. They aren't visibly prominent nor do they make you look childish.
No metal used in this treatment
If you don t want to wear those traditional metal wires, invisible braces is a better option for you. These braces follow the same procedure of treatment; the only difference is that they are made up of clear material like ceramic and plastic rather metal.
You face less discomfort and it is a painless treatment
Placing and treating of invisible braces is easy, they are usually stuck on every tooth and not placed inside a bracket. Since there is no bracket, it causes less discomfort during the treatment days and also makes the procedure is painless and hassle-free.
They are completely customized
These braces are completely customized. They are designed as per the requirement of the patient to get in the desired result. Its color is matched with the tooth color of the patient so that they remain unnoticed by others.
They can be removed and re-worn easily
Traditional braces usually are very messy when it comes to eating and cleaning. Once you eat something sticky, it easily gets stuck in the brackets and doesn't get off unless you use special tools to remove the particles. Since invisible braces have separate brackets for each tooth, you can remove them while eating and wear them again later on.
Who can use them?
Invisible braces also know as orthodontic treatment, can be used by people who have misaligned teeth that either need to be pushed in or pulled out. In case of severe misalignment where removing and replacing of the tooth / teeth is required, orthodontic treatment is not recommended.
They give speedy results
Invisible braces work separately on every tooth, hence it shows speedy results. You only need to wear each set of braces for about 3 weeks, in some cases even less. Wherein your dentist appointment will be scheduled every third week so that you progress can be measured and steps can be taken accordingly.
If unevenly aligned teeth are your problem and you don t want those metal wires, invisible braces is the perfect solution to your problem.
Having straight teeth is important for reasons that go beyond cosmetic needs. Teeth that are crowded or that are spaced too widely can result in red, swollen gums. Properly aligned teeth have the gums securely surrounding the teeth which acts as a barrier against problems like periodontal diseases. Straight teeth are also easier to clean as food does not get trapped in between the nooks and cause decay and other problems like bad breath and possible loss of teeth. Having the teeth straightened can also take care of problems caused by uneven teeth such as an improper bite, difficulties with chewing and speech, misaligned jaws and more wear on the enamel.
Many patients seeking straighter teeth will consider the benefits of traditional braces, as well as other types of braces.
Traditional braces feature small metal or ceramic brackets that are bonded to each tooth.
Metal wires are then attached to each bracket across each row of teeth.
Orthodontists can tighten and position the wires as they wish, providing optimal control over the teeth straightening process.
Dental braces feature brackets that tend to run along a wire. An orthodontist or other trained dental professional is responsible for affixing the dental braces onto the teeth. The wire and brackets that form part of the braces are pressed against the patient's teeth. This supports slight movements that can help in properly aligning and straightening the teeth.
Dental braces can correct even the most complicated issues in aligning the teeth. The braces are not only esthetically pleasing, but functional as well. These are beneficial in closing gaps and correcting crooked teeth.
Invisalign and other invisible braces systems use clear, plastic aligners that are similar in appearance to mouth guards.
These aligners are fitted to the teeth, and switched out roughly every two weeks.
They are removable, so patients can remove them while eating and cleaning their teeth.
The use of Invisalign is an efficient method for tooth movements that are not too complicated. A set of clear, computer-generated trays is ideally worn 24 hours a day with change-outs every two weeks. There are certain trays that can last for six months to one year. One of its best advantages is that the trays are relatively invisible, hence the name Invisalign. Some people simply don't want anyone to know they are wearing braces. They also provide help for people who wish to obtain straight teeth while still feeling comfortable in social situations. Wearing Invisalign offers comfort because it does not affect your speech.
Invisalign treatment can be expected to work more efficiently for esthetic purposes rather than for the purpose of improving the functionality of the teeth. This is why many people, especially those who have complex dental problems, still prefer dental braces.
If this still hasn't helped you make a decision, your best bet is to visit your friendly neighborhood dentist for further clarifications and consultations regarding Invisalign, Braces and any other dental-related problems you may have.
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Dr. Alexander Yeh and Dr. Iyad Al-Qishawi are registered general dentists. They graduated in the same class at the University of Manitoba’s Faculty of Dentistry.
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