Braces are a great way to straighten teeth and have a healthier smile, but many adults are apprehensive to have metal braces for two to three years on their teeth. Fortunately, you have other options, such as Invisalign®. Learn more about the benefits of Invisalign® in Midlothian, VA and why you’ll appreciate them even more during the holiday season.
Traditional metal braces are an effective treatment system, but they are attached to your teeth and held together by wires and tiny rubber bands. They are not removable, but Invisalign® braces are. During Thanksgiving, when you’re tempted with many family favorites that might be forbidden when you have metal braces, you can give thanks for having removable braces when you eat Aunt Sally’s nut-caramel coffee cake.
Invisalign® braces tend to be more comfortable than traditional metal braces. The aligners are made from a plastic that doesn’t rub against the gums and cheeks. However, it is still an efficient method for straightening teeth.
Another benefit of clear braces is that they are transparent. Most people may not even realize you are wearing them. You may not need them more than 18 months, which is a shorter time frame than traditional metal braces. However, not everyone is a candidate for Invisalign®. If you are self-conscious about your appearance, you should ask your dentist if you are a good candidate.
Clear braces are easier to maintain than conventional metal braces because they are removable. You can brush and floss your teeth normally without having to spend extra time working on the metal wires and rubber bands. You do need to be committed to wearing the braces and taking care of your teeth for the best results.
Ask About Clear Braces
For high-quality orthodontics in Midlothian, VA, make an appointment with Dr. Price or Dr. Mayers to assess your best treatment options. We want to help you have a healthy mouth, not just for the holidays, but for the rest of your life. Call us at (804) 729-8023 today!
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