There is a growing number of adults who wear braces. Many adults are opting to use clear braces because they feel that clear braces can help them correct their orthodontic challenges and at the same time allow them to present a professional appearance at work.
Adults seem to feel more comfortable using clear braces than they do using braces that have metal brackets. One of the reasons why clear braces are more popular today is that it is more acceptable now than at any other time in history for adults to use braces. There are a number of adults who grew up in families that could not afford orthodontic treatments while they were teenagers. Many went through their teenage life and their early adult years with crooked teeth. Now that they have more financial possibilities, they take steps to correct their teeth, but they want to do it in the least invasive and least visible way possible.
There are a number of benefits that come from using clear braces. One of the benefits that comes from using braces like Invisalign is that the aligners can be removed for eating meals, for brushing teeth, and for engaging in special social events. Later, the aligners can be put back on to continue adjusting the teeth.
The more straightened your teeth are, the healthier they look. If a person is too embarrassed to use metal braces, they might live their entire life with less than perfect teeth. This means that their teeth are always going to be susceptible to food particle and plaque accumulation, dental decay, and eventual gum disease. When a person’s teeth are straight, they are a lot easier to clean. They are also a lot easier to floss. Their teeth fit more snugly into their gums. All of these things reduce the chances of them developing periodontal disease.
The end goal of clear braces is to help you keep your teeth for the rest of your life. This means that the benefits of using clear braces go far beyond simply having an attractive smile. Clear braces help adults and teenagers straighten their teeth and at the same time maintain their confidence level throughout the teeth straightening process.
Of course, not everyone is going to be a good candidate for invisible braces. That being said, a large percentage of people do qualify for invisible braces that can drastically improve the appearance of their teeth. If you are concerned about the look of your teeth, make an appointment at Petty, Bielik & Burke Orthodontics in Frankfort, IL or Oak Lawn, IL. Contact us today for a consultation!