Although being fitted with braces as an adult may seem like a daunting experience, it doesn’t have to be. There are many options available that will fit not only your health needs but your lifestyle as well.
In addition to traditional types such as those made of metal, clear materials or iBraces, there is also Invisalign.
Traditional, iBraces or Invisalign
In terms of traditional braces, the brackets are usually made up of metal, ceramic or plastic materials, secured in the mouth by a band or wire. Adhered to the teeth, they require periodic tightening to gain the ultimate desired effect, aligning the teeth and jaw as time goes on. These remain the most common form of treatment for many patients.
iBraces, also known as lingual braces, are fitted behind the teeth, invisible to everyone, except you. As they are 100 percent customizable, they are thought to be less uncomfortable to wear for long periods of time during treatment.
One of the most common forms of treatment is Invisalign. Worn for 20-22 hours a a day, these customizable aligners are close to invisible as well as removable. With their removal, those who wear them are able to eat what they want and then continue their treatment when finished.
Wearers of Invisalign only have to follow a simple, cleaning routine, rinsing the aligners with lukewarm water or with a special Invisalign cleaning kit. Cleaning the aligners can be easily added to a bedtime or early morning routine.
The best aspect of Invisalign is its invisibility, as many adults want treatment, but don’t want to affect their appearance in terms of their personal and professional life.
Invisalign enables this type of change.