With modern dental technology having come a long way, there is now the option of having braces fitted that are almost invisible to any onlooker. These braces are clear and removable, so offer you a discrete treatment, while straightening any crooked, protruding or misaligned teeth.
Traditional braces were very obvious and could cause a patient to lack confidence in their appearance. However, this issue is now resolved through the use of invisible aligners, meaning confidence and self-esteem does not need to be affected while you undergo your treatment.
Invisalign is one popular form of orthodontic treatment that many dentists offer. And with the use of revolutionary technology, many dentists are able to give you a free before and after simulation of your smile when you undergo this treatment.
However, there are other types of braces available. Get in touch with your dentist to discuss what options are available to you.
How can orthodontic treatment help me?
Modern orthodontic treatment focuses on straightening and aligning your teeth using a combination of wire and brackets, which gently move the teeth into the desired position. Invisible braces, however, are made from a clear plastic, so that they are very discrete to wear, helping patients to go about their usual business without the fear of friends and family noticing that they are undergoing treatment, or becoming self-conscious about their appearance.
Orthodontic treatment usually includes having photos and x-rays taken at the start of your treatment, so that the correct process can be applied for your individual needs. Brackets are then bonded onto your teeth and wires are attached to move the teeth to where they need to be
Many modern braces are removable, so that you are able to eat, brush and floss without them in, helping you to maintain good oral hygiene.
Invisible braces also help straighten teeth in a quicker time frame than traditional braces, with treatment sometimes being concluded in as little time as 6 months. They are also a much more comfortable option, as they use less force and modern wire technology.
What is a Myobrace?
There is also now the option of the Myobrace system available for younger children, which is a preventive pre-orthodontic treatment to help children who need some support to maintain a correct and healthy mouth. This system focuses on correcting the underlying cause of any crooked teeth, in order to help prevent any dental issues from arising in later life. If any dental issues are treated early on with this system, then there will be less chance of the patient needing braces or teeth extracted as they grow and develop.
How can braces help my health?
Having straight teeth can keep your mouth healthy, as you will be able to clean them more easily and remove food from between the gaps, therefore preventing any build-up of plaque from occurring. Once your treatment is completed, you can also rest assured that your teeth are not going to move again, as they will be fixed permanently into position, so your healthy smile can be maintained for life. Thus, orthodontic treatment can be viewed as a long-term investment which will have a positive influence on your overall wellbeing, health and confidence.
Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.