Generally, the prime age of getting braces is seemingly between the ages of 10 to 18 years in the world over. Therefore, as an adult in the workplace, achieving alignment of your dental formula may be a bit of a tricky ordeal. Unfortunately, traditional braces do not come across as looking very professional according to most people. So, how can one attain tooth alignment without worrying about what their next client might think of them?
Invisible braces offer the sweet reprieve of tooth alignment while forgoing the covert embarrassment that may come with wearing traditional braces as an adult. Since their advent, invisible braces have gone a long way in ensuring that professionals with misaligned teeth achieve the dental aesthetic that they desire. Invisalign, a brand of invisible braces prescribed by dentists in Parramatta, makes use of a series of custom mouthguard-like aligners that are made of transparent plastic which gradually align crooked teeth. The aligners are almost impossible to see and thus most people will not notice that you have braces on.
Not only is Invisalign invisible, but they also carry the benefit of being less painful than traditional metal braces. This is not to say that they are completely painless, as a slight soreness or tightness is generally experienced by patients every time they put on a new aligner. This, however, eventually abates within a couple of days, leaving the patient pain free for the subsequent weeks before they have new aligners prescribed and inserted. This is unlike the sleepless nights associated with the periodic tightening of metal braces. If the pain is found to be excessive, the dentist can prescribe some pain relief medication to keep you comfortable.
Another plus with Invisalign is that, unlike traditional braces, they are extremely easy to clean. By simply running clean water over them every time you take them off, you can prevent salivary deposits from accumulating on them. They can also be removed and put back on at will owing to their mouthguard-like structure. This means that you can take them off before meals and drinks and thus reduce the dirt and grime that you get on them.
Invisalign braces are also custom-fitted to fit in your mouth and have a smooth finish, which means that you do not have to worry about abrasion or injury of your gums and tongue. This is contrary to what may be expected with the more traditional type of braces. Invisalign’s custom fitting also means that it does not interfere with speech.
These are just a few of the pros of getting invisible braces. The aligners are changed every two weeks and usually, alignment is achieved after about 12 months. However, this depends on your dentist and what he feels you need to achieve the beautiful smile that you want.