If your dentist has recommended orthodontic work, you may be unhappy with idea of wearing traditional braces over a long period of time. Whether this is because you’re afraid traditional braces will be uncomfortable, or because you are concerned about your appearance, clear braces might provide an answer.
What Are Clear Braces?
Clear braces are an orthodontic method that moves your teeth gradually into the correct position using clear plastic trays instead of metal brackets and rubber bands. When you first visit your orthodontist, he will evaluate the condition of your teeth and make a recommendation about the best type of treatment. Clear braces such as Invisalign are very popular among adults who need orthodontic work.
Clear braces can correct a variety of issues with the alignment of your teeth, including:
- Cross bite
- Gaps between the teeth
If your misalignment is very severe, you might require additional appliances to ensure your teeth move where they’re supposed to be. This can include palate spreaders, spacers, or splints. Your dentist will let you know if clear braces are a good option for you based on your specific diagnosis. In some cases, traditional braces are still the most effective treatment.
Advantages of Clear Braces
Clear braces provide several advantages over traditional metal braces. For this reason, they have become very popular among adults, particularly those who must maintain certain standards of appearance in order to perform their jobs. This can include actors or other performers as well as people who must interact with the public as a part of their job.
Advantages of clear braces include:
- They are virtually invisible while you are wearing them
- They can be removed for short periods of time
- They are more comfortable to wear
- You can see the results within a couple of weeks
If you require orthodontic work and are concerned about the effect metal braces might have on your appearance, talk to our dentist about the option of clear braces. Contact our office today!