All of us want to have a picture-perfect smile without compromising with our looks by putting on the traditional braces. And not just looks, traditional metal braces are an obstacle for performing various routine tasks. Some people are also allergic to the metal parts used in old braces. Maintenance of these braces is also a painstaking task.
So, is there a solution to these questions? Fortunately, the answer is yes. Welcome to the age of clear aligners, the aligners that perform the task of traditional braces without affecting your looks. The most popular brand among orthodontists is Invisalign. Keep reading to know more about this amazing product.
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign are the braces made using medical-grade thermoplastics which give them the transparent look. They can be used to treat minor dental anomalies such as overbite, underbite, crooked teeth, etc. Invisalign treatment consists of straightening your teeth with custom-made sequential clear braces. They are changed during the treatment plan as decided by your dentist.
With a seamless design, Invisalign clear aligners are easy to place, remove and maintain at home. You just need to follow your dentist’s guidance. Invisalign has transformed the way people used to straighten their misaligned teeth. People are no more reluctant of going to the dentist for straightening crooked teeth.
What are other treatments?
Ceramic dental veneers also work wonders for misaligned teeth. However, please note that the basic mechanisms of both these treatments are different. Veneers are generally placed on the front surface of teeth. They work as an outer protective layer which prevents further damage to the enamel.
Are DIY braces safe?
DIY braces have been introduced as the hassle-free alternative to traditional braces. They claim of aligning your teeth without you worrying about visiting the dentist. But experts all over the world are strictly against this method of teeth straightening. Attempting to straighten your teeth without any expert advice can land you in serious issues. You need to consult and follow the advice of an orthodontist or dentist.
How do aligners impact your oral health?
Everyone who has misaligned teeth knows the importance of having straight teeth. Apart from bad looks, misaligned teeth make chewing food a challenge. There is also a considerable amount of time that you need to spend cleaning your crooked teeth.
By straightening your teeth, you can cut back on the time required to clean them. This also ensures healthy teeth and gums as there are no food particles stuck between crooked teeth. Tartar build-up and cavities can be avoided if they can be cleaned easily. Only following the simple oral hygiene routine of brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing once can enhance oral health.
Is there a right age for straightening teeth?
There is no right age to go for teeth straightening. But the pace of the treatment depends a lot on the age of the patient. For example, Invisalign clear braces are best suited for middle to old-aged people. As Invisalign braces leave no room for teeth growth, they are not recommended at the age when teeth are still growing.