When you think of braces, you might think of the metal brackets that are placed on the teeth with a metal wire that runs through them. While these are common, there is another option. Learn more today about clear braces. These are braces that straighten the teeth in the same way as metal braces, but you can’t really tell that you’re wearing them unless you look closely.
The primary reason why people get clear braces is because they do look better. They give an almost professional look when it comes to wearing braces instead of having a mouth that contains a lot of metal. These braces can make it look like you aren’t wearing anything at all. Another benefit is that you can remove the clear braces, also called Invisalign. When metal braces are in place, they can’t be removed until the treatment is over. You can remove the clear braces if you want to eat something sticky or simply want to enjoy a meal without having something in the mouth or if you just want to have a short break from wearing the braces during the day or at night.
Clear braces are often safer than metal braces. The brackets of metal braces can cut into the gums if the mouth is hit. You don’t have to worry about that with the clear braces as there are no brackets, and you can remove the braces if you want to play sports. There are also sharp edges on the brackets and wire that can poke into the cheek. Clear braces don’t use as much force in straightening the teeth, which can decrease the pressure felt in the mouth. This can also help in shortening the length of time for treatment to about one to two years instead of three to four with traditional braces.