If you have always been embarrassed because your teeth are crooked or there are gaps between them, you may have considered braces before. But many adults are hesitant to seek orthodontic treatment, for fear they’ll be the only people in their boardroom or break room with mouths full of metal. While there is nothing wrong with wearing metal braces, modern orthodontia provides alternatives that can help you achieve the smile of your dreams without sacrificing your confidence in the meantime. If you’d like a straighter, more evenly-spaced smile, it’s clearly time to consider Invisalign or Clear Correct!
Understanding Your Options
Invisalign and Clear Correct are two forms of orthodontic treatment that offer a less conspicuous alternative to traditional braces. Instead of using a combination of metal brackets and bands, Invisalign and Clear Correct use a series of clear plastic aligner trays to gradually improve the teeth’s alignment.
By using a new set of trays every few weeks, you’ll be able to shift your teeth without the discomfort that often comes along with metal braces. Plus, because the trays are removable you can actually take them out to enjoy your meals.
The braces need to be worn most of the day, between 20 and 22 hours a day, in order to maximize the results. But this gives you the freedom to eat, brush and floss daily, like normal, and without worry that you’ll get broccoli stuck in your braces, or be unable to take care of your teeth while you’re undergoing orthodontic treatment.