See through, clear or invisible braces are more popular than ever these days because, more than ever, adults are choosing to take better care of their teeth and make corrections to them that may have been long overdue. When it comes to braces, the patient can choose visible, clunky metal braces or invisible clear braces.
The main reason why adult patients at Forest& Ray choose clear aligners is that they appear invisible. This helps hide the fact that the patient is undergoing orthodontic treatment, which can be embarrassing for some adults. See-through braces solve the dilemma of adult patients who wanted teeth correction-invisibly. The first idea of invisible braces was introduced in 1997 through 3-D computer technology and the fabrication of clear plastic aligners. Orthodontic patients now could wear plastic retainer-like aligners that they could change at regular intervals as the teeth moved into position. An added benefit: removing the clear braces is quick and easy.
Rationale for Braces
Straighter teeth are healthier teeth. It’s as simple as that. Teeth are like gears inside a machine: If the gears do not align properly, they will wear at an improper rate, resulting in a breakdown of the machine. Bacteria, plaque acids, and impacted food particles can then contribute to dental decay and gum disease. Teeth that are aligned properly gather less plaque simply because they are easier to clean with proper brushing and flossing techniques. The gums fit the teeth more snugly when the teeth do not overlap, leading to a decreased risk of triggers for the inflammatory process which leads to periodontal disease. Periodontal disease has been proven to contribute to other bodily illnesses, so straighter teeth not only make your mouth healthier but can contribute to a healthier body.
Other Benefits of See Through Braces
Improperly aligned teeth are prone to chipping and breaking- or they can wear at the gumline and lead to many serious problems. Not only can getting braces prevent this but wearing braces now can save big money later. Using clear braces to align adult teeth can prevent patients from the need to invest significant amounts of money in restorations. Properly aligned teeth can also decrease the stress placed on the jaw joint; crowded, misaligned teeth place unnatural stress on the jaw. So, see-through, clear braces allow the patient to be confident about his or her appearance while, at the same time, improving the chances that the patient will have good dentition for life. That’s our goal at Forest& Ray Dental clinics where we’ve been inserting clear braces in patients for years.