If you’ve been unhappy with the way your teeth look when you smile, you may be considering braces. Braces can help to straighten misaligned or uneven teeth and boost your self-consciousness. However, some people are immediately put off by the cost of traditional metal braces – and to be honest, we’re not surprised. That said, clear braces are an option that’s within the budget of most people. They have the same purpose as metal braces, yet without the big price tag. Want to hear about some of the other benefits of clear braces? Read on.
1. No Dentist Visits
When you get traditional braces installed, you’ll need to visit your orthodontist on a regular basis so that he can check how you are doing and adjust them as needed. Further checkups will also be required after the braces are removed to ensure that your teeth are remaining in position. Clear braces don’t require dental visits – which is part of the reason why they are much cheaper. You can perform the adjustments yourself at home, and will only have to visit the dentist for your yearly checkup.
2. They’re Hard to See
Many people who choose to have braces do so because they are unhappy with the way they look. Unfortunately, metal braces don’t really make the problem any better. They are easy to see and can lead to some people disliking their appearance even more. Clear braces are often called invisible braces as they are much harder to see – even when talking to someone face to face in close proximity. You can make an improvement to your teeth without anyone else needing to know about it.
3. No Need to Sacrifice Your Comfort
Patients who choose to have clear braces tend to feel less discomfort over those who opt for the metal variety. Yes, you will feel some pressure on your teeth that becomes more noticeable as you tighten the brace, but it’s not painful and it’s a sign that the brace is working as intended. While some patients who opt for traditional braces also have no real pain, some end up with painful canker sores that can take a couple of weeks to heal. Others find the initial appointment uncomfortable too.
4. You’ll Get Quicker Results
While the time it takes for your teeth to improve will depend on how misaligned they are initially, patients who choose clear braces do, on average, receive quicker results than patients with traditional braces. The average length of time for clear braces to work is between 9 and 18 months. For traditional brace patients, the average time is 18-36 months. As you can see, there’s a huge difference.
There are many more benefits to clear braces which you an view on the Alignerco website. Their article about clear braces details everything you could ever need to know about them, including how they work, how much they cost, and how to determine whether you’re a candidate. It’s well worth a read if you’re considering going down this route.
Have you seen the benefits of braces? Let us know how they improved your life in the comments.