Straighten Teeth Without Metal Braces

Smiling person showing off perfect teethIt’s a probable assumption that anyone who wore metal braces on their teeth during their childhood got a front row seat to a host of less than loveable nicknames like metal mouth, brace face, etc. While traditional metal braces can successfully align crooked teeth, these have been known to be uncomfortable due to the metal brackets and wires cutting the inside of your lip. Many people are hesitant to try braces because of the way they make you look. When left untreated, misaligned teeth can not only damage confidence in your appearance and your smile, but they can also create future dental problems such as cavities. For those who desire an improved, straight, and healthy smile without the need of metal braces, you may be in luck. Over the recent years, alternatives to the standard metal braces have been gaining popularity with options such as Invisalign® and ClearCorrect™.

How Do These Alternatives Work?

Invisalign® has become a household name recently, and ClearCorrect™ is sure to follow. Like traditional metal braces, these systems can correct gapped or overcrowded teeth, protruding teeth, and overbites, underbites, and crossbites. While different products, Invisalign® and ClearCorrect™ work and succeed much in the same way. For both systems, a clear aligner tray is fitted to you that will slowly and gently help ease your teeth into their correct position. Trays should be worn around the clock (except when eating, drinking, brushing, and flossing) and are switched out periodically for new trays that will help to align your teeth. These systems work fast, requiring only a few months to a few years, and create no extra hassle for you. Unlike metal braces, these are invisible, which means no chance for nicknames for ridicule, comfortable, and easy to maintain. There is no need to struggle when brushing or flossing your teeth because the trays are removed. Also, there is no need for frequent dental visits to tighten or adjust your brackets.

Straightening your teeth doesn’t need to be an embarrassment. With both of these systems, the only people that will know are the people you choose to tell. Get the straight, beautiful smile you’ve always wanted safely and painlessly.