Correct Your Smile Without All the Metal
Whether you’re getting braces for oral health reasons such as misalignment or simply want teeth that look straighter and nicer, you are probably thinking you need braces. However, it is possible to solve all of those problems without the look of braces—or even without the uncomfortable metal. Here’s how.
More Than Invisible.
If it’s just the fact that you don’t want to be caught wearing unseemly metal brackets on your teeth, there are actually quite a few options for invisible braces. There are brackets that are ceramic colored or even braces that go on the back side of your teeth (called lingual braces as they are close to the tongue). However, each of these options still requires your mouth to be full of metal, even if it is invisible.
But Invisalign changes that. Because it is a clear tray, it is completely metal-free and fully invisible. It might alter your speech pattern a bit, but once you get used to talking with it in, even that goes away. There are no metal parts that stick into your mouth, nothing visible for anyone else to see. Your “braces” become your secret.
Convenient and Healthy
Just as the no-metal component makes the device essentially invisible, it also makes it more more comfortable and healthy. You will not need to go in the orthodontist every few weeks to have your braces tightened. Instead, you will simply receive new trays that are personally molded to your teeth. There is still some pain, as your teeth are moving, but it is significantly reduced—especially as you will no longer need to worry about your braces poking and jabbing your tongue, cheek, and gums.
In addition, you can remove the trays at any time. This means you don’t need to change your diet at all to accommodate for your straightening. You don’t have to change your brushing or flossing style. This keeps your teeth healthier and you happier.
It doesn’t matter your age or your situation, if you want straighter teeth, but are hesitant about filling your mouth with metal, Invisalign might be the right choice for you.