Braces Aren’t Just For Children – They Can Improve An Adult Smile Too
Whether we like it or not, it’s a sad fact of life that people judge others by their appearance, and in particular their smile. It’s a common perception that individuals with straight white, even smiles are more confident, more popular, and even more successful; so where does that leave you if your smile is less than perfect? Do you find yourself hiding yours because you feel self conscious and/or embarrassed? If this is the case, then you are certainly not alone.
Some adults are the victims of failed childhood orthodontic treatment through no fault of their own, and many assume that it’s too late to do anything about it. After all, surely it’s only kids who wear braces? The good news is that thanks to huge advances in dental technology, more and more adults are having orthodontic treatment and they’re not the sort of metal braces that you probably remember from your childhood. Instead, some like Invisalign and ClearCorrect, are designed to be incredibly discreet. With these in mind, let’s take a closer look at these popular teeth straightening methods.
If you’re still apprehensive about wearing even the most discreet orthodontic appliances, then Invisalign may change the way you think about braces. Considered the ‘Rolls Royce’ of braces they consist of a series of clear plastic custom liners that are worn over the teeth making them appear virtually invisible. Each set of liners is worn for two weeks at a time during which period the teeth gradually move towards their predetermined position. The treatment time varies from one person to another depending on the extent of the straightening needed and the complexities involved.
The main benefits of Invisalign are comfort and convenience. Designed to be removed by the wearer prior to meal times, patients don’t have to worry about what they eat -even something like a crisp green apple isn’t a problem! Moreover, because the aligners are self-removing, it makes it easy to brush and floss thus enabling you to maintain good oral hygiene. Finally, since the aligners are virtually invisible anyway, no-one will even know that you’re having orthodontic treatment. That is… unless you tell them of course!
Relatively new to the UK, ClearCorrect has been a more affordable alternative to Invisalign in the US since 2006. Both methods provide the same effective treatment using discreet clear plastic aligners, but since ClearCorrect laboratory costs are lower, we are able to pass the savings on to the patient.
Now that you know more about the teeth straightening options available to adults, why not move closer to achieving the smile that you’ve always longed for.
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