10 Great Benefits of Invisible Braces
Do you smile without showing teeth? Perhaps your smile isn’t your strong suit. But that doesn’t mean it can’t be.
It may not have occurred to you to consider braces, thinking that the time to get them is long passed.
Many adults nowadays are getting braces. They certainly don’t have the stigma that they used to have. Many people are unaware that there are other options besides traditional metal braces. A great choice is to get invisible braces.
Invisible dental braces are not only discreet, but they offer all the benefits of ordinary braces.
Want to know more? Here are 10 great benefits of invisible braces.
1. They are Discreet
As mentioned above, invisible braces are far less noticeable than traditional metal braces. Cosmetically, they may not be seen hardly at all.
If you work in a professional setting where you come across a lot of people or are concerned about making a good appearance, invisible braces are a great choice. Many people who work in the entertainment industry get these type of braces for this very reason.
2. Taking Care of Your Teeth is Easier
With invisible braces, it’s easy to brush and floss. It’s much easier than with metal braces. You then don’t have to worry as much about plaque build up around metal brackets, which can cause cavities.
Many people with metal braces find it difficult to take care of their teeth sufficiently. Patients often develop calcium deposits on the front of their teeth which are visible when the braces are removed. This can lead to a patient needing cosmetic work done to remove the white spots on their teeth.
Poor hygiene habits can cause swollen gums can then lead to gingivitis. Untreated this can cause lifelong health problems.
Going to the dentist or hygienist is easier with transparent braces. They’ll have an easier time cleaning your teeth, and as your teeth become better adjusted, it’ll be easier to clean in between teeth too.
3. They Won’t Affect Your Speech
Adjusting to traditional braces and preventing them from causing harm to your lips and gums can sometimes result in a slight change of speech.
Metal braces can make speech difficult, as can crooked teeth. You may have a slight lisp or mispronounce certain words.
This is not the case with invisible braces. They’re thinner, so adjusting to them is much easier. The adjustment usually only takes a few days, and before you know it, you don’t notice them at all.
4. They Are Comfortable
Since they’re thinner than metal braces, they take up less room in your mouth.
A lot of people complain about the soreness that comes with metal braces, especially after each adjustment.
This pain doesn’t happen with invisible braces. Before you know it, you won’t even notice when they’re in your mouth.
5. Mouth Irritation is Rare
Metal braces are known to occasionally cause cuts in the mouth, sometimes leading to canker sores and mouth ulcers. This can be painful and irritating.
Some people avoid braces altogether because of the potential pain.
Because invisible braces don’t have metal brackets and wires, this kind of mouth irritation is rare.
6. They’re Removable
This means that if you’re attending an occasion where you don’t want to be seen with braces, a wedding for instance where you’ll be in a lot of photos, you can go without them.
Photographs will no longer be a permanent record of the time you had braces.
7. Not as Many Foods to Avoid
Traditional braces come with a long list of foods to avoid, popcorn, corn on the cob, gum, candy, apples. You pretty much have to avoid all foods that are hard, sticky or chewy.
Because you can remove invisible braces when you eat, go ahead and enjoy any food you choose, well, within limits of course.
8. No More Jaw Pain
Do you get a lot of headaches? A lot of people clench or grind their teeth, which can cause long-term jaw and neck pain, both of which can cause headaches.
Invisible braces can serve as a way to develop new habits that eliminate clenching and grinding.
They can serve as a night guard, preventing nighttime clenching and grinding too.
9. They Correct Your Teeth Alignment
An injury, health condition, pregnancy or natural growth can cause teeth to shift. Also, if you had braces when you were younger but never followed up with a retainer, it’s possible your teeth have moved around a bit.
If your teeth are starting to crowd or if there are gaps between teeth, you likely need braces. Crowding can lead to plaque and food build up between teeth. This can even lead to periodontal disease. It’s likely you need braces to improve the health of your teeth and gums.
Just like traditional metal braces, invisible braces will fix crooked and misaligned teeth, such as a crossbite, overbite or underbite.
10. They’re Affordable
A lot of people have gone without braces because of the belief that braces are out of their price range.
A lot has changed, and invisible braces are much more affordable.
In addition, many insurance companies cover some or all of the cost, and if not, most dental offices are willing to work out a reasonable payment plan. Money shouldn’t have to get in the way of a great smile.
Get Invisible Braces for You
Has your smile, or lack thereof, been holding you back? Do your friends or co-workers think you’re aloof because of not smiling? Have you perhaps missed out on a job opportunity or two? Then it’s time for a change.
You deserve to have the best possible smile you can have.
Even after reading all of the benefits of invisible braces, you may not know what steps to take next.
If you’re still on the fence about making a decision or don’t know where to start, contact our office for a consultation. It’ll be a great opportunity to learn more about the benefits of invisible braces, and to find out if they are right for you.
Before you know it, you’ll be lighting up a room and proud to show off your smile.