Clear Braces

Clear braces are a great option for adults who might be concerned about their appearance while they are undergoing dental treatment. It can seem counterproductive too if you are self-conscious about your smile to have fixed braces attached, as this will draw more attention to your teeth than before. For this very reason many adults will avoid the dentist or be reluctant to have any corrective treatment for fear of braces, and the way that they might appear.

Nowadays, there are many forms of braces, each with their own advantages and disadvantages, and it is important to know what is available. If you are unsure on the types of braces, then it is best to contact your dentist, and ask them what the best options are.

Fixed braces

Fixed braces are the most common form of braces, and while they are often avoided by adults, they can be an extremely effective option. Therefore, they are quite often administered to teenagers, as they are likely to be the most successful method of treatment. They are also beneficial, as they cannot be removed by the patient, which means they are completely efficient, and will work as well as they are intended to.

Lingual Braces

If you are interested in the benefits of fixed braces, but still not keen on their appearance, then lingual braces can be a great option for you. Lingual braces work the same way to fixed braces, however they are attached to the inside of the teeth. This means that they are a permanent fixture but will be invisible to the rest of the world, so you will be able to go about your day without people noticing your treatment. They are also free to eat and drink with, which means that you will not need to make any changes to your diet, as the braces will not be damaged or affected.

Invisalign

Invisalign is one of the most popular forms of brace and is probably the most discreet brace. Invisalign braces are made from a clear, transparent material that fit exactly over your teeth, so they will be extremely difficult to see against the enamel.

Invisalign works by using a series of plastic braces in order to adjust the teeth. Other braces such as fixed or lingual braces will need to be tightened, however Invisalign braces will simply be replaced for a tighter version, that is more like the final projection made of your teeth.

Invisalign is not available for everyone, however it is available to people with even the most acute adjustments that need to be made. If you are happy with all of your teeth, bar a few alterations, then Invisalign is something to consider, as it is the most discreet treatment available, and can help with minor to moderate adjustments. The Invisalign braces can also be removed at any time, which means that you are free to eat and drink whatever you like, and can also maintain a perfect dental hygiene regime more easily, which for some dental treatments with permanent fixtures, may be a difficult task.