A great smile has more than just the obvious aesthetic value, because if we have a great smile we feel better about ourselves and feel more confident. Unfortunately, not everyone is blessed with a perfectly straight and healthy smile. If you are one of the many people who suffer from issues with their teeth that affects your smile; then you know how depressing it can feel to not have teeth that you can show off. In the past, if you wanted to fix your teeth by making them align properly and preventing overbite and other conditions you would have had to opt for traditional braces.
Traditional braces worked well enough, but for the positive results they came with some serious negatives. That was until invisible braces were introduced. These helped provide the same great results as the traditional kind, but without the drawbacks. If you have been considering invisible braces but are still unsure, below you will find three great advantages to them that should help you make your decision.
How They Look
As you may have guessed from the name, invisible braces are almost entirely invisible. Unlike traditional braces, with clumsy brackets and wires that can not only been seen by you but anyone else you spend time with, invisible braces live up to their name so well that you would never know they were there.
Level Of Comfort
Traditional braces were particularly famous for digging into the gums and cheeks and if you had an especially low tolerance for pain, there were very uncomfortable. There was also the additional drawback that there were some foods you could no longer eat because of the braces. With invisible braces, the plastic mould they are made from is kinder to your mouth and teeth and therefore more comfortable to wear.
Better Oral Hygiene
Another significant drawback of traditional braces was the fact that a lot of food would get stuck in-between the fixtures and your teeth. This meant that although you would have perfectly straight and properly aligned teeth, you had a greater chance of cavities and gum disease because of all the trapped, rotting food. Invisible braces have been developed so that they are very easy to remove, and do not require the help of a dentist or dental surgeon to do so. You are then able to continue to brush your teeth and floss as regularly as you did before you got the braces.
There really is no time better than the present to consider invisible braces. Having a great smile could be the thing you need to turn your life around. Although as a parent you are more concerned with your child’s interests above your own, it can be nice to treat yourself from time to time. As you can see from the above advantages, invisible braces can help you get the smile you deserve to have without all the unpleasant drawbacks that come with traditional braces.