Braces may no longer just for children – in fact, 1 in 5 people seeking orthodontic treatment is an adult (since 2014), and they are more popular amongst teens but there are still some who don’t like the idea of train track braces. One of the reasons for this is the shift to invisible brace types which barely alter your appearance during treatment making the wearer more confident to have treatment.
Let’s take a look at some of the reasons why clear braces are such a hit in 2017…
- Inconspicuous – If your child is feeling anxious about their appearance changing during treatment, clear braces (such as Invisalign Teen) could be the answer (if they are suitable for correcting the issue). Clear removable braces consist of custom plastic aligners that discreetly fit over your child’s teeth and are very comfortable, being bracket and wire-free.
- Comfort – As Invisalign aligners are bracket and wire free, they are one of the most comfortable options for patients. The pressure applied is gentle and patients report back that during the treatment period they only experienced very mild discomfort and very rarely.
- Maintain good oral health easily – Fixed braces present the issue of cleaning and maintaining your teeth and gums. Sometimes restoration work is required post fixed braces treatment because of this. As Invisalign are removable aligners, you can remove them to clean them and clean your teeth which can be very difficult with fixed braces methods – removing food particles can be very challenging. Removable brace methods allow you to floss effectively and put you at lower risk of developing gum disease and tooth decay – you can carry on with your normal dental hygiene routine.
- No inconvenience – Metal and lingual braces can sometimes affect your speech throughout the treatment period. On the other hand, the effects of Invisalign soon disappear and you and smile and talk with confidence during treatment. As you can remove the aligners for 2 hours a day, if you have a presentation or event and are worried about wearing your aligners for this, it will not jeopardise the result of treatment.
If you would like more information about invisible brace treatments at Park Lane, please do not hesitate to contact us.