For ages, man has been concerned with the alignment of their teeth; there’s evidence of it being discussed by the great philosophers of the day like Aristotle (but, of course, no action taken by those philosophers, because what kind of philosopher does anything more than talk, right?), and there’s evidence, a few scant decades later, of an attempt to make it work by the Egyptians. They didn’t have the advances we do today, but they did come up with a rudimentary orthodontic treatment reminiscent of today’s orthodontic headgear, but they didn’t achieve the same results that headgear would.
Of course, today, we consider headgear old hat; it’s a technology that has long since been passed by except in some very rare circumstances. By and large, today’s go-to orthodontic treatment has become standard braces, something that was invented in the 1970s but is still useful today. It has stayed around for so long because it is effective at its job, and because, to most people, it’s the perfect balance of cost and benefit (that whole ‘cost/benefit’ idea of how people make decisions may or may not be reliable, but I’ve found it to be reliable enough to put some faith in) and because it has a proven record of success. That doesn’t make it the best technology for the job, however.
That honor belongs to a treatment that is currently gaining popularity, known as Invisalign invisible braces. Invisalign braces are quickly gaining market share because they have so many advantages over standard braces, and listed below are just a scant few of the many ways in which it is better.
I’d be doing them a great disservice if the first point on this list wasn’t about how discreet Invisalign braces are. There’s been, for a century, a movement in orthodontistry (and in dentistry as a whole) from conspicuous to discreet. Headgear was in no way discreet, and was easily seen by the entire world from afar without you even opening your mouth. Braces were more easily concealed, but not by much, because the minute you opened your mouth, all of that metal would shine through and everyone would know you had braces. Invisalign, on the other hand, is as discreet as can be.
Invisalign teen smile correction system aligners are made from a hard, clear plastic, and allows the natural color of the teeth to shine through, rather than try to blend in with the teeth or to be colored white and stand out due to the imperfect coloring and yellowing that many people’s teeth experience. Hidden braces for teens and adults are big money, and it’s about time someone got into the market, really.
A problem that you can run into with standard braces is that they can break due to the forces of the mouth acting on them. This is by no means a sleight against braces or the materials they use; the mouth is, in general, an inhospitable place to all matter, be it biological or mineral. Braces have to sit in your mouth for months or even years, and they’re exposed to all that corrosion the whole time, and it’s only natural that from time to time, something might break.
However, Invisalign braces for adults and teens just don’t have this problem for one simple reason; they aren’t in the mouth that long. They’ll be in the mouth for two weeks at most, and then you move on to the next aligners in the set until the job is done. Because of this, wear and tear is not a problem.
Braces aren’t comfortable. You get used to them, over time, but that doesn’t make them comfortable or pleasant by any means. They protrude into the flesh of the mouth, occasionally causing sores. They catch the tongue by accident and can cut it a little, they can even get various things stuck in them.
On the other hand, Invisalign is form-fitted to your teeth, ensuring that they’re as comfortable as possible and ensuring that they’ll be as snug and protrude as little as is humanly possible. This goes a long way, because they’re not getting things caught in them, nor are they rubbing against fleshy parts of the teeth. Really, it makes for a much more comfortable experience, overall.
So, if you’re looking for something to use in order to realign your teeth more optimally, consider Invisalign; call your local professional orthodontist and ask them if Invisalign invisible braces for teens and adults might be the right choice for you. You’re sure to be glad that you did.