Are Invisible Braces Right for Me?
If you’re one of the thousands of people in New Orleans considering getting braces, you may be wondering whether or not to get traditional braces or invisible braces. First of all, “What are braces anyway?” Braces are small dental devices that straighten teeth, solve complex dental problems, and enhance your smile. When most people think of braces, they think of bulky metal pushing and pulling their teeth for years during their childhood. Today, there are a variety of types of braces, including invisible braces, that are nearly undetectable to the naked eye.
Benefits of Invisible Braces
Believe it or not, invisible braces have been around since the 1980s, and our demand for low-profile braces remains strong today. Older teens and adults who want straight teeth without a mouth full of metal and colored bands can often turn to invisible braces for the same results. If you’ve been thinking about getting invisible braces, consider these advantages:
Less Noticeable Braces
The most obvious benefit of invisible braces is that they are less noticeable than traditional braces made of metal. Clear brackets and tooth-colored archwire are used so that your braces blend in with your teeth.
Because invisible braces address aesthetic issues rather than more serious dental problems, they can take less time than traditional braces. To read more about Southern Dental Care’s Six Month Smiles system, click here.
More Comfortable Braces
Metal braces can feel uncomfortable against your lips or cheeks and can irritate your gums. By opting for clear brackets made of ceramic or sapphire, you can save yourself from the pain associated with traditional braces.
When to Avoid Invisible Braces
While invisible braces have many advantages over traditional braces, they’re not right for everyone. You may want to avoid invisible braces if:
- You require extensive dental treatment – With extensive treatment you might need the additional strength of metal braces.
- You do not maintain good oral hygiene – Ceramic brackets are more susceptible to stains and require better oral hygiene.
If you want straighter teeth without the inconvenience of traditional braces, then invisible braces might be the solution. Invisible braces can give you a confident smile both during and after treatment. For help deciding whether invisible braces are right for you, please contact our team.