For many teenagers, their worst nightmare is being told they need to get braces. After all, their appearance is everything and those silver braces just don't fit in with anyone's idea of how they want to look. The good news is there is an alternative to getting the traditional, silver braces. Invisalign braces are a new type of braces that use clear aligners that are almost invisible to straighten teeth. Here are three main benefits to getting Invisalign braces over traditional ones.
1. They are removable.
With traditional braces, the orthodontist puts them on there and they remain on your teeth until their work is done. This means you have to cut out doing certain things like chewing gum while you have your braces. Invisalign braces are more like retainers. You can take them out whenever you eat, drink, and do anything else. That means you can enjoy chewing gum when you want to, as well as not having any other type of restrictions. You can also brush your teeth easily since you can remove the aligners from your mouth.
2. They don't cause quite as much discomfort.
The hard truth about braces is they cause a lot of discomfort, especially when you first get them. You will likely find yourself avoiding eating much food during the first few days of getting traditional braces because of the discomfort. With Invisalign braces, there is not as much discomfort while you wear them. You will have some level of discomfort, as is expected when you place something like that over your teeth, but they are not likely to cause mouth ulcers like traditional braces can.
3. They aren't very noticeable.
As previously mentioned, Invisalign braces are virtually invisible when you wear them. That means you don't have to worry about being embarrassed about getting braces because most people will not even be aware that you have them. You can smile without feeling self conscious about silver brackets and wires marring your look—which is as much of a problem for adults as it is for teenagers.
As a matter of fact, more adults get Invisalign braces than traditional braces because of the fact that they aren't very noticeable. It comes in handy when you have a job where you interact with the public regularly and you don't want to look like a kid with traditional braces.
While both types of braces are very beneficial to your overall oral health, traditional braces just don't fit into everyone's life. For those who need to get braces, but don't want everyone to know about it, Invisalign braces are clearly the better choice over traditional braces. Talk to a dentist in your area for more information.