Braces as an adult? No way. At least, that was what I thought when my dentist told me that I was going to have to see an orthodontist about my crooked teeth. But my teeth were so misaligned that they were causing me pain when I chewed, so I decided to at least look into it. Turns out braces today are nothing like the ones my friends had when I was a kid. Mine were practically invisible, and I didn't need to wear them that long. I started this blog to encourage other people like me who are nervous about the prospect of wearing braces as an adult. My straight smile is so worth the trips to the orthodontist, and wearing braces was nowhere near as bad as I thought. Read on to find out more about how you can straighten your smile.
Invisalign is a great alternative to braces, mostly because of the many advantages that they can provide. The fact that aligners are removable, almost invisible, and made out of plastic are all great reasons to consider Invisalign instead of traditional braces.
One of the biggest disadvantages to wearing traditional braces is that they are not removable without an orthodontist's help. This means that if the braces ever get uncomfortable, and they will, you will not be able to do anything about it without making an appointment and asking the orthodontist if he or she can do anything to alleviate the discomfort by adjusting the braces.
However, with Invisalign, you will be able to remove the aligners whenever you like if they ever get too uncomfortable, or if you simply get sick of wearing them. While removing the aligners is a great advantage, you must be sure to avoid removing the aligners constantly, mostly because the aligners will only help straighten your teeth while you are actively wearing them. Only remove the aligners for a few minutes or hours--do not keep them off for the majority of the day.
The fact that you can remove the aligners means that you can also eat whatever you like and clean your teeth without having to worry. With braces, you must be really careful about what you eat because food can get stuck in the braces, or damage the braces. In addition, you have to be very careful when brushing or flossing as both of those actions can damage the braces.
Another advantage to Invisalign is that it is by far the least visible teeth straightening option. This makes it ideal for anyone that feels self-conscious about the fact that they need teeth straightening treatments.
The fact that Invisalign aligners are so hard to see means that you can go to work or school and have a conversation with someone without having to worry that they can see your aligners. With traditional braces, there really is no way to hide the fact that you are wearing braces.
Finally, Invisalign aligners are more comfortable than braces because they are made out of plastic. Metal braces can scrape your gums and cheeks, which can be quite painful and potentially lead to an infection. However, the plastic aligners will allow you to avoid those issues.
Speak to your orthodontist today in order to discuss your many teeth straightening options. The fact that Invisalign aligners are made out of plastic, hard to see, and removable are all great ways to make the teeth straightening process as comfortable and convenient as possible.Share