Invisalign braces are not as well known as the more traditional and metal brace, commonly seen on children and teenagers. These braces are a more common course of action for adults wishing to correct their teeth later in life but feel too embarrassed to use the more traditional metal brace. Invisalign braces are a very good solution for this problem.
The advantages of Invisalign
- Traditional braces will typically be worn by the patient for anything from two to five years at a time. This is a very long and arduous process that, understandably some people do not want to put themselves through – especially if they are older. However, with invisalign dental braces, this will never be a problem. These braces only last for a brief period time, something usually like one year, to maybe a year and a half at the most. The great thing is that the results are still the same as they would be with traditional metal braces, just without all of the fuss and prolonged waiting periods.
- Metal braces do have an unfortunate tendency to snap and therefore dig in to the sides of people’s gums and mouths, which, naturally, is rather painful for the wearer. With invisalign braces this does not happen, they are much more comfortable to wear than the metal ones. This is mostly because they can be removed, unlike traditional metal braces. This is also makes it easier to eat things as well as drink things that you couldn’t eat with traditional braces. Taking them out also allows the mouth to relax and recuperate after wearing the braces.
- A mouth full of metal can look a tad odd, and make the wearer feel very self-conscious about the appearance of their teeth and smiles in general. This goes double for adults as braces are normally seen as something that a teenager would wear. However, with invisalign braces, there is no need to feel embarrassed or worry about people seeing your braces. Invisalign braces are also called invisible braces, they are made of an incredibly clear material. It looks as though the wearer is completely free of braces, when in reality, this is not the case. Invisalign braces are a lot more appealing and attractive than traditional metal braces.
- Safety and caution. As mentioned above, there are a lot of metal wires with traditional braces that can cause a myriad of problems. One such problem would be cuts and scratches on the gums, tongue and inside of the cheeks. However, invisalign dental braces are made from a completely smooth material. Cuts and scrapes need never be a problem with these forms of braces. There are no sharp edges or anything that is in likely hood to snap or break – there is absolutely no chance of injury or irritation. There is also none of the force involved with traditional metal braces, so this also reduces any of the possible pain involved with braces.