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Invisible Braces Options

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If you’re an adult and have always thought about getting braces, chances are the only thing holding you back is the appearance. Let’s face it, most working professionals and other adults do not want to wear metal brackets, colorful bands, and wires that are typically sported by teenagers. Guess what…that’s ok. For adults and image conscious teens, there is always the option to correct their smile with invisible braces.

There are typically two types of invisible braces. The first being the popular clear alignment trays that are similar to a plastic retainer. Alignment trays are thin, comfortable to wear, easy to keep clean and are removed during meals. Each set of aligners gradually moves the teeth into a better position until it is changed out with the next pair in the series. Over time, the clear aligners have moved your teeth the same way that traditional braces would have – but without the brackets! These braces are so clear, that they appear virtually invisible when you are wearing them. Practically no one will be able to tell that you have them on, allowing you to go throughout your normal day without worrying how you look or being irritated by large appliances.

The other type of invisible braces is a type of orthodontic treatment that works similar to traditional braces, but uses smaller, tooth colored brackets that blend into your smile. These are ideal for patients who aren’t candidates for alignment tray treatments, but don’t want traditional metal braces. The unique design of these brackets also prevents the need for colorful bands, large wires as well as reduces the tension typically felt when wearing orthodontics.

To find out what type of invisible braces are best for you schedule a consultation today!

Posted on behalf of Prime Dental Care

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