How Invisible Braces have Revolutionised the Business of Teeth Straightening
Having your teeth straightened is no longer the unpleasant, uncomfortable experience it used to be, thanks to the invention of invisible braces which is one of the biggest dental revolution in the last ten years.
The major advantage of invisible braces is that they are, as the name suggests, virtually invisible.
For those who are already self-conscious about not having the perfect smile, wearing metal braces for months on end can make you feel worse.
It’s particularly hard on children and teenagers at a time in their lives where they want to fit in with their peers and not be singled out.
Invisible braces can sometimes be a good option for teenagers. However, keep in mind that they will have to be very disciplined about keeping their braces on most of the time. We will be able to advise you on suitability at our dental clinic Parramatta.
Pros and Cons of invisible braces
- Virtually invisible
- Less painful than metal braces
- You can remove when you want/or need to
- May not be suitable for younger children
- Traditional braces can be more effective in complex dental cases
- Removing invisible braces too often means you may not get the result you want. Clear braces need to be worn for at least 22 hours per day for best results
Why more adults use invisible braces
Worrying about how your teeth look is not just a problem for this age group, as research suggests. Over half of all Australians feel self-conscious about their teeth, according to Orthodontics Australia.
Nearly two thirds would like to do something to fix their teeth, and more and more adults are choosing to have braces fitted, whether it’s because their teeth are crooked or because of problems of overbite or underbite.
Invisible braces mean that adults can find a permanent solution to problematic teeth without having to endure months of feeling self-conscious about wearing conspicuous metal braces.
The other major advantage is that they can be removed when you want to eat, and they tend to be less painful than metal braces.
Keep in mind that you will need to visit the dentist very frequently to have new aligners fitted. Initially, the dentist will replace the first set of aligners after two weeks of fitting. After that, you will have a new aligner set fitted every six to eight weeks, as your teeth start to straighten.
How do invisible braces work?
Invisible braces are made up of clear aligners that exert a constant but gentle force, gradually bringing teeth into line. You may also have tooth ‘attachments’ which help hold the aligners in place. These are a similar colour to your teeth so are barely noticeable.
Our dentists at Dental Avenue Parramatta are skilled and experienced at fitting invisible braces. Book an appointment with us to discuss your teeth straightening options. Ph: 1300 315 540.