Adult Cosmetic Braces
Ceramic braces are a good choice if you want your braces to be subtle. Because they’re usually tooth-colored or white, they’re less noticeable. This makes them ideal for straightening your teeth if you work a full-time job or attend college and don’t want to draw attention to them.
If you are looking for a minimally invasive, nearly invisible way to straighten your teeth, clear aligners may be for you. Clear aligners, like Sure Smile, are designed to invisibly correct crooked and irregularly gapped teeth. The aligners also have the ability to correct underbites on teenagers and adults. As with all choices, it’s important to review the pros and cons to determine if these teeth straightening appliances are right for you.
Advantages of clear aligners
Clear aligners offer advantages over traditional braces. The biggest advantage is that they are virtually invisible, which means no one other than you and your dentist will know you are straightening your teeth.
Straighten Your Teeth in Half the Time
Sure Smile clear aligners have the ability to straighten your teeth in half the time of traditional braces. Most individuals who get traditional braces with brackets and wires need 12 to 24 months of treatment. Clear aligners have the ability to straighten your teeth in six to 12 months.
Comfortable and Removable
Clear aligners are not affixed to your teeth like traditional braces. Instead, they are slipped on over the teeth and left in place for at least 22 hours a day. This means you can remove them to eat and drink. They are also more comfortable than traditional braces. Since the material is smooth and slightly flexible, the clear aligners don’t come with the risk of cuts from metal wires and brackets.
Fewer Dentist Visits
Traditional aligners gradually move your teeth into their correct positions via a series of aligners. Each aligner tray is worn for about two weeks. At the end of two weeks, you’ll switch to the next tray in the series. This results in the need to visit your dentist less often, usually only once every six to eight weeks.
Improve Your Dental Health and Wellness
Once your teeth are straight, you’ll notice an improvement in your dental health and wellness. This is because teeth that are straight are easier to brush and floss. This is because you’ll be able to reach every surface of your teeth in order to remove food particles and plaque.