Clear braces are often a great option for people who need orthodontic care. Your orthodontist will be happy to discuss ceramic braces and clear aligner systems like Invisalign.
Clear braces – Align technology
You may have wondered what kinds of options you have if you need orthodontic care. The good news is that more options are available to patients than ever before. One really popular option is Invisalign. These clear braces are effective and comfortable, and have the added benefit of being removable.That makes it worth your while to ask your Biscayne Park orthodontist for braces if you are a suitable candidate for Invisalign.
Another option is ceramic braces.These are a traditional bracket and wire style of braces that use a light colored ceramic for the brackets instead of stainless steel. They are almost clear, and if you choose to go with a white wire, you can get the speed of this style of braces with the translucency of clear aligners.
How is crooked teeth alignment done? Clear braces vs metal
There are a few different ways that crooked teeth can be corrected. You may be a good candidate for all of them, or one may be better suited to you than another. Before we start looking at the different types, let’s check in with some experts and see what they have to say.
Orthodontists have learned that using traditional metal braces or ceramic/clear braces that utilize the bracket and wire systems are harder for their patients to keep their teeth clean. (Galan-Lopez, L et al.,2019), and some patients may have gum or cheek irritation as a result of the brackets.
That’s why many orthodontists – and patients! – like treatment methods that make it easy to clean the teeth, and that is one of the big reasons why Invisalign is so popular. (Galan-Lopez, L et al.,2019).
Researchers have found that the favorite orthodontic treatment for many people is one that makes it easy for patients to keep their dental health up, and that does not cause irritation, plus has the added benefit of being effective at treating a variety of orthodontic issues. (Galan-Lopez, L et al.,2019),
Is it possible to treat crooked teeth with Invisalign? Clear braces
Not only is it possible to treat crooked teeth with Invisalign or clear braces, but it is a wise choice for many. But maybe you haven’t heard of Invisalign and you want to know why it is so good.
Invisalign clear braces are not for everyone, however, as it cannot treat severe cases of malocclusions, and it is not great for young children or people who are not good at keeping up with wearing the trays 22 hours a day.
That said, some dentists and many orthodontists are skilled at offering Invisalign. By choosing an orthodontist who is listed on the Invisalign site, you know you will be getting great care and a great treatment option.
So what is Invisalign? Invisalign is a set of clear aligners custom fit to your teeth that can be taken out to eat or brush your teeth. You can also take them out for things like senior class photos or the homecoming dance pictures. They slip onto your teeth snugly and are smooth so your cheeks and gums don’t get rubbed by the brackets.
Because they are clear, they are the most aesthetically pleasing of all types of orthodontic appliances. And, since they cost about the same as ceramic braces, around $4,000, you don’t have to spend a lot to get a lot.
What are the benefits of invisible braces? Misaligned teeth
Invisalign is one type of clear braces, and ceramic braces are another. With ceramic braces, you have a lot of fashion options as well. You can get clear braces with white wire or clear braces with clear bands to help keep your aesthetics up, or you can have some fun with your braces by getting silver bands on clear braces, or go dramatic with clear braces with black bands. One thing to note – dark elastics can make the teeth look like they have food stuck in them or that you have untended cavities, so be sure to ask your orthodontist about colored bands and what would look best for you.
Clear braces like Invisalign are easy to take out and clean every time you brush your teeth. Clear braces turn yellow if they are not cared for or if you leave them in while drinking brown sodas or coffee and tea, so if you are going to imbibe these beverages, you should take them out to keep your aligners looking their best.
When it comes to clear bracket braces vs metal, both are very effective at treating almost every kind of orthodontic issue you may have. They can also be connected to other appliances that will increase the effectiveness of your treatment. They are also both the fastest types of corrective orthodontic treatment available.
Clear aligners are slower than wire and bracket style braces for the same reason that they are so desirable – they can be removed. If you forget to put them back in, they won’t be able to work, so if you go this route, just be sure to be diligent in ensuring you wear them.
What are the teeth straightening options for adults? Invisible braces
We have talked about the two main kinds of teeth straightening options – Invisalign and bracket and wire braces. Invisalign has not fully replaced bracket and wire braces because even though it can treat a lot of conditions, it cannot treat severe jaw alignment issues or very crooked teeth.
It is great at closing gaps in teeth, straightening crooked or twisted teeth, and helping reduce or correct overbites. Modern advances in using Smartforce blocks help Invisalign correct even more than before. These are tiny blocks attached to the front of the teeth, usually in the center, that help apply targeted pressure to certain teeth and thus increase the effectiveness of the aligners.
How are crooked teeth fixed with Invisalign? Orthodontic treatment
We have looked at this a bit, but basically crooked teeth are pressed on and pulled into the right positions by the aligners, then after a few weeks, you visit your orthodontist for the next set of aligners and the process continues. When you are done with treatment, you will likely receive a set of retainers to help keep the teeth in position. These you will not change out every few weeks, so you may want to ask your orthodontist for a spare set.
How to straighten my teeth naturally? Dentist or orthodontist
Sad to say, but if your teeth are crooked or have gaps, you really should not get DIY clear braces or try to correct the issue yourself. Visit a professional orthodontist and have your teeth taken care of right. Your smile is your introduction, and your oral health is really important to your overall health, so don’t risk it.
Galan-Lopez, L., Barcia-Gonzalez, J., & Plasencia, E. (2019). A systematic review of the accuracy and efficiency of dental movements with Invisalign®. Korean journal of orthodontics, 49(3), 140–149. https://doi.org/10.4041/kjod.2019.49.3.140
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