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Been told you need braces as an adult? The benefits of clear and invisible aligners over metal braces
When you are told you require braces, regardless of your age, it
can feel like the bottom has dropped out of your world!
Many people envision having large, metal braces on the fronts of
their teeth and decide to say ‘no’ before their dentist has finished explaining
the benefits of the aligner.
While there are benefits to wearing a traditional aligner as an
adult, it is worth knowing that there are other options available too. Indeed,
many adults who undertake orthodontic work may choose to use either invisible
braces, like Invisalign, or clear braces
in Harley Street, to help them get that straighter smile!
While some of these braces may be fitted to your teeth with clear
brackets, the majority of braces used in adult dentistry are removable.
This means you can take them out to consume food, brush your teeth
or even during sports. However, be aware that your dentist will advise you to
wear them for a set number of hours each day and failure to do so may slow the
treatment time down. So, always ensure that you have put them back in!
Better oral health
Orthodontic braces can attract plaque to difficult to reach areas,
like underneath the wires, which can lead to decay or periodontal disease.
As cosmetic braces are removable, you can maintain a higher level of oral health while wearing them, as there will be fewer spots to miss during brushing and flossing.Comfortable
For cosmetic braces to work, you will need to wear them for a set
period each day. Most dentists recommend wearing them for a minimum of 22 hours
per day, which means that you will have to sleep in them.
Not to worry! If you have an Invisalign brace, it will be
custom-fitted to your teeth and will be made from a malleable but sturdy
plastic that fits over your teeth perfectly. As Invisalign has no metal wires
or brackets, there is no risk of protrusion against the inner cheek, so you
will be able to wear it with ease as you sleep.
Who doesn’t want straighter teeth sooner?
When you choose a clear or invisible brace, there is the added
bonus of having an accelerated treatment time. This is due to the way these
braces work in comparison to orthodontic alternatives.
Orthodontic braces move the top of the tooth (the crown) and the
root at different stages in treatment. Cosmetic braces, however, move them both
at the same time, creating a faster treatment time and creating less
As an adult, you want any dental work you have performed to be
discreet, especially if your job involves heading lots of meetings or speaking.
If you are suitable for a cosmetic brace, there will be minimal to no noticeable change to the appearance of your teeth, allowing you to go about your daily routine without drawing unwanted stares.