Modern Invisible Braces

Correct crooked teeth in adults and teens

Although invisible braces are not a new product, they are still unfamiliar to many people, so we are going to take a look at them in this article and hopefully answer some of the most commonly questions about them.

How do Invisible Braces Compare with Traditional Braces?

Most of us are aware of traditional braces and have seen people wearing them. It has to be said that it isn't a pretty site and one that most of us probably dreaded when we were younger. Invisible braces however, are, as you would expect from the name, almost impossible to detect, and certainly if you have no prior knowledge that a person is wearing them.

Once you have had your adult invisible braces fitted you will be delighted to find that no one will notice that you are wearing them and you will be able to carry on with life as before without the fear of embarrassment.

Are You Sure no one can tell if I have them in?

Close relatives and those that may pick up on very minor changes in you may notice that something is different but it will probably take them a while to figure out what it is.

If you think about it, the chances are that you have seen someone wearing these braces, either in real life or perhaps on TV. Have you ever pointed to the screen and said "look, they are wearing invisible braces"? Probably not, which gives an indication as to how difficult they are to spot. What about Cleaning and flossing my teeth? This is where invisible braces have a huge advantage over traditional ones. To clean your teeth, you simply remove the braces and clean and floss your teeth exactly as you would normally do. You also remove these whilst you eat which makes that task a whole lot easier.

How Long Should They Be Kept in?

Whilst you can remove the braces for eating and cleaning, you should try to keep them in for as long as possible. Remember that they are designed to very slowly push your teeth into position, so the shorter time they are in, the longer that process will take. How Long Will the whole process take? This really depends on how crooked your teeth are. For very slightly crooked teeth; a couple of months may even suffice. The likelihood however is that you will need to keep them in for eighteen months at the most. Will I need Check Up’s? Although once, fitted, this is a relatively low key procedure, it is wise to make sure that you are seen by your dentist just to be on the safe side and make sure that all is going as it should be.