Most people dream of having straight teeth, but the appearance of braces can seem too high a price. With invisible braces, however, you can gain the smile you’ve always wanted at any age. Invisible braces are just as effective as traditional metal brackets, correct many of the same issues, and are often more comfortable and convenient.
Types of Invisible Braces
There are several types of invisible braces to choose from:
Invisalign are clear plastic aligners that sit over your teeth, pushing them gradually into position. You will receive a new set of aligners to use around every two weeks and will need to wear them for at least 20 hours a day, removing them just to eat and drink.
Ceramic braces are much like metal braces except that the brackets are tooth-coloured or clear. The wires are often tooth-colored as well. Ceramic braces work just like traditional braces and have all the same advantages. Plus, they have the added benefit that they are almost invisible, allowing you to speak and smile without feeling self-conscious.
Lingual braces fit on the back of the teeth where they are out of sight. This means they are even less noticeable than plastic aligners or ceramic braces. Plus, they can use elastics to speed up treatment time.
Why Choose Invisible Braces?
In addition to aesthetics, there are several reasons why you should choose invisible braces to correct your smile.
First, treatment time tends to be much the same as with metal brackets — usually 18 to 24 months. After this, you will have a smile you love. When correcting issues like overcrowding, wide spaces, and overbite, invisible braces also improve your oral health. Second, cost is also around the same as with traditional braces. Finally, invisible braces are suitable for anyone with permanent teeth, from teens to adults.