Why you should get clear aligners

Invisible braces have become increasingly popular in the last few years – especially for adults. They are discrete, removable and usually more comfortable than traditional metal braces, making them a great option for straightening your teeth that don’t get in the way of your day-to-day life.

In today’s post, we will cover the great benefits of clear braces, and how they compare to fixed metal braces.

• A more comfortable option

Invisible braces, such as Invisalign and SmileTRU are made of smooth plastic, making them a much more comfortable option than metal braces, which can be sharp and scrape the inside of the mouth and gums. Clear aligners fit snugly over the teeth, and although it may take a few wears to get used to, many patients say they no longer feel any discomfort after a short while.

• You don’t have to change your diet

Many people who have fixed metal braces are asked to stay away from hard or chewy foods to avoid damaging them, and food can easily stain or get stuck in metal braces. One of the biggest benefits of invisible braces is that they are removable, so you can take them out and enjoy all of your favourite foods without restriction.

• They are invisible

Unfortunately, many people feel self conscious about having metal braces. This is especially true for adults, as having braces is often associated with our awkward teenage years. This is why clear braces are such a popular option, as they are practically invisible, and no one will be able to tell that you have braces, so you can keep showing off your smile even during your treatment.

• They can be removed

As we mentioned previously, clear braces can be removed when eating and drinking, but they can also be removed for occasions such as a wedding or having a photo taken. As long as you wear your aligners for 20-22 hours per day, your teeth will continue to straighten and you can enjoy social events without worry.

• They can transform your oral health

Clear braces are a popular option for straightening teeth, but there are a number of other dental concerns that they can treat. Bite issues such as underbite, overbite and cross bite can also be treated with invisible braces. It can also be a better option for your general dental health, as there is no risk of getting food stuck in them and causing a buildup of plaque, and you can remove them while you brush your teeth so they won’t get in the way and you can clean your teeth more thoroughly.

If you think that clear braces are a suitable teeth straightening option for you, get in touch with our dentists in Nottingham to book a consultation.