Are Invisible Braces Right for You?

Are Invisible Braces Right for You?

November 2, 2021

Invisible braces are growing in popularity among patients for many reasons, especially as an alternative to traditional braces that feature metal brackets and wires. However, not everyone feels as if invisible braces are the better choice for orthodontic treatment. If you are considering invisible braces, here is some information to help you decide if they are right for you.

Why Invisible Braces May Be Right for You

Invisible braces offer many benefits and are therefore the right choice for many patients. The clear plastic aligners, worn in a series, are a comfortable part of the gradual teeth-straightening process. In addition, as the name “invisible” braces suggests, since the aligners are clear, they are nearly unnoticeable when the patient wears them. This is beneficial for those who may feel self-conscious about wearing metal braces. Many people feel that invisible braces are also right for them due to the fact that the aligners are removable for eating and practicing thorough daily oral hygiene habits.

How to Decide if Invisible Braces Are Right for You

When deciding if invisible braces are right for you, it’s important to consider your day-to-day lifestyle. Invisible braces offer a similar outcome to conventional braces in terms of straight teeth. Therefore, the more important questions are those associated with your daily patterns and overall schedule. Here are some of those questions to consider:

  • Would I feel self-conscious in a personal or professional setting with traditional braces?
  • Are removable aligners important for my oral hygiene habits?
  • Can I be responsible for proper care of my aligners?
  • Can I commit to wearing invisible braces as recommended each day and in the series?
  • Do I have time in my schedule for frequent in-office visits to adjust the wires and brackets associated with metal braces?

Of course, the best way to make this decision about whether invisible braces are the best choice for you is to consult your dental care team. Together, we can determine the best course of action for orthodontic treatment to align your teeth and help you look and feel great! Contact us today for an appointment.