Woman showing her invisalign bracesTo some people, straight teeth and a perfect smile have always come at a cost. To others, having to live with conventional wires or braces didn’t do well for their confidence or self-esteem. Then why are there still many people wearing these traditional orthodontic devices?

The truth is people keep wearing these traditional orthodontic devices because they work. They align the teeth in a way that improves the individual’s smile significantly. If you want the result conventional braces bring, but also the confidence that discreet aligners provide, invisible aligners will do the job.

Consult your Cardiff dentist on invisible brace alternatives. Invisible aligners or brackets are an excellent way to get your teeth in shape and eliminate bite problems without calling attention to yourself. However, there are complicated bite problems and specific misalignments that are best handled by traditional braces. It’s important to determine whether your case is something invisible orthodontics can fix.

Invisible braces and aligners are right for:

  • Overjet or overbite
  • Widely spaced or crowded teeth
  • Crooked teeth

What Are Your Options?

The most common types of invisible orthodontics are inside braces, clear aligners, and ceramic brackets. Inside braces are not visible; they work from the back of your teeth. They are ideal for particular bite problems like an underbite.

Invisalign aligners, on the other hand, are clear and colourless. They are a set of custom-fit aligners that give you a comfortable treatment. You won’t have to worry about wires, and you can easily take them off when eating or brushing your teeth.

Ceramic braces resemble traditional metal braces but are made of tooth-coloured wires and brackets to make them less noticeable. While inconspicuous, ceramic braces are not as well-hidden as inside braces and clear aligners. They still feel like regular braces and affect anything you do with your mouth, from eating to talking.

Suitable for Adults

Invisible braces and aligners are aimed primarily at adults, which is good news since adults have the biggest issue with using traditional metal braces. Teenagers and children have to stick to traditional wires since they are easier to work with when the child’s or teen’s teeth are still developing.

In addition, since some invisible devices such as Invisalign are removable, they require close monitoring and cooperation – which only a responsible adult could be trusted to adhere to.

Always talk to your dentist first and find out which solution is best for you. Take into consideration the duration of the treatment and efficiency before choosing your ideal treatment.