It may be hard to believe for many but it wasn’t that long ago when the only way to straighten teeth was through the use of metal braces.
What’s most interesting is that the act of using some kind of oral devise to improve your smile actually dates back to ancient times and is not a modern invention at all.
Using Dental braces to straighten teeth is not new, but the new and preferred alternative to metal braces is Invisalign clear braces.
Why are Dental Braces needed to straighten teeth?
Primarily braces are used to reposition your teeth to improve your bite. This means that each tooth may require attention to straighten and realign it your other teeth. Some of the benefits to having braces fitted include:
- Your bite is perfected
- Improves your dental health
- Prevents other teeth from becoming chipped or broken
- Prevents the onset of mouth infections and gum disease as your teeth are easier to clean
- May prevent headaches which are caused by misaligned jaw
- May prevent and limit teeth grinding that often occurs due to misaligned teeth
All these imperfections can lead to other dental complications but can simply be corrected with braces and is why your orthodontist or dentist in Forster will recommend correcting these problems and straightening your teeth through the use of clear braces.
Why not speak to Dr. Richard Oxenbould Dentist; Forster Dental Centre to learn how you can straighten your teeth and smile confidently again. Phone (02) 6555 5554.
What are Invisalign braces?
Invisalign are a modern variation to traditional dental braces.These clear braces use a series of custom-made aligners which over a period of time gently pulls teeth into their desired position
This is exactly the same way other types of braces work but with a major difference. The invisalign system uses plastic trays that are almost invisible to see and fit snuggly overtop of your teeth.
As there are no wires, bands or brackets to tighten and adjust, this modern plastic clear braces system has become popular for those of all ages; not just the young.
In fact, adults appear to be more likely to straighten teeth now that an alternative to metal braces exists. The plastic trays are molded to fit your teeth and look just like a mouthguard; making it easy to achieve straighter teeth and a more beautiful smile.
How Long Does It take to achieve straighter teeth?
The plastic alignment trays are easy to pop on and pop off your teeth and typically are changed every couple of weeks until your teeth have shifted into the desired location. The overall time will vary from person to person;but this system produces results quicker than traditional metal or ceramic braces but this again depends on the severity of the overbite or the level of realignment that needs to occur.
To discover whether you can straighten teeth with Invisalign speak to your Dentist, Forster Dental Centre. They will be happy to explain the different options available to you.
The Advantages of Invisalign Clear Braces
The biggest advantage of using the Invisalign system is that they don’t look like braces!
- They are discreet
- Non invasive
- Fits comfortably in with your lifestyle
- Boost your confidence
- Does not irritate, scratch your cheeks and gums like old metal braces can
- Easy to maintain dental hygiene.
Because of this you can straighten teeth with little changes to your current lifestyle. Add to this most people you come in contact with will have no idea you are wearing braces. That’s because they don’t stand out in the way metal braces do. Also, if you are self conscious of your smile and the way you look with traditional dental braces, using this plastic alignment system will not only boost your confidence; it will keep you from shying away from social activities for fear of the looks traditional braces tend to illicit.
The Bottom Line
The desire to straighten teeth has been around as long as your Dentist has been able to improve crooked teeth but the thought of having to have brackets and wires attached to your teeth for the entire world to see have long deterred adults from undergoing treatment. But with the invention of Invisalign clear braces patients of all ages now view the process of correcting their bite as an acceptable non-invasive way to simply improve their smile.
Why not consider correcting your teeth with Invisalign today.