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Dentist Journal

Adults with Invisible Braces

Adults with Invisible Braces

When we think of orthodontic braces, we often think of teenagers with a mouthful of metal. However, it is becoming increasingly common for adults to want to correct their teeth and improve their smiles to banish self-consciousness for good.

While standard metal braces are still commonly used, invisible braces are becoming a popular choice amongst adults for many beneficial reasons.

What are invisible braces?

In 1997, after 20 years of research, invisible braces were introduced. Thanks to 3D computer technology, the fabrication of clear plastic aligners was enabled. By 2000, the procedure became widely available to orthodontic patients and, as a result, completely changed views and taboos around adult orthodontic care.

Orthodontic patients are issued plastic retainer-style aligners, which are changed at regular intervals as teeth progressively move into their correct position.

So, why do adults favour invisible braces?

Benefits of invisible braces

Traditional metal bracket braces are common amongst teenagers, and there is little to no stigma for young individuals requiring treatment. There is, however, a reluctance for adults to embark on traditional braces treatment, largely due to patients’ concerns regarding how braces will impact their social, professional and emotional needs. 

Dentists in Parramatta have found there is actually an increase in adults wearing invisible braces thanks to the advancements in orthodontics. Making adults feel more comfortable today wearing clear or invisible braces.

New, invisible style aligners are removable. They can easily be taken out when you want to eat or clean your teeth. As a result, patients can improve the alignment and appearance of their teeth without worrying about food getting caught in their braces and feeling confident that their dental hygiene is maintained.

Fewer adults are being deterred from braces thanks to the availability of invisible braces. As a result, there has been an improvement in oral health. As we age, dental issues can become increasingly common. Straighter teeth are healthier teeth. Plaque, bacteria and impacted food particles all contribute to dental decay and gum disease. It is easier to floss and brush straight teeth effectively, making them less likely to gather plaque.

Teeth that are poorly aligned are likely to wear at an uneven rate. They can also cause jaw alignment issues. Correctly aligning teeth reduces the chance of chips, breaks, and gum health issues. Dental clinics in Parramatta are focused on preventative health care. The investment in clear braces prevents many patients from requiring expensive and complicated restorations in the future.

Who can use invisible braces?

The ultimate goal of good dental care is to keep teeth healthy for life. Not every patient is an appropriate candidate for invisible braces. However, invisible braces are able to offer help to a large percentage of adult patients. Every day new advancements are being made with dentists and orthodontists all around the world looking for better ways for patients to align their teeth. Your dental clinic Parramatta is a fantastic place to learn more about invisible braces and whether they could be beneficial for your specific needs. Parramatta dentists are continually updating their strategies, practices and equipment to stay up to date on the latest technologies and treatment methods.

Creating the smile that you’ve always longed for has never been easier or more discrete. Enjoy optimal jaw and tooth alignment, reduce pain and improve overall oral health with invisible braces. To learn more about invisible braces, you can contact Dental Avenue Parramatta.

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