There are many reasons to go to your orthodontist for a consultation if you have concerns about the way your teeth have come to be aligned. Only your local professional orthodontist is equipped to help you fix that smile, and to make sure that you don’t feel the need to hide it from the world. Many people have concerns about getting braces of any kind, but today we’ll look at how the use of Invisalign discreet adult braces can help to allay those fears.
1. It is affordable
A common complaint, not just with orthodontic care, but with most cosmetic procedures, is that they can be extremely expensive. Many people express concerns, especially parents, that they won’t be able to afford procedures, treatments, and devices that will help to improve either their own teeth or the teeth of their children.
The current standard for realignment of teeth is standard metal braces. These have been around since the 1970s, and have had nearly fifty years to bring down the cost of the procedure and the cost of materials. Standard metal braces are usually made with stainless steel brackets and stainless steel wires, plus the negligible cost of rubber bands to hold the stainless steel wire in place. If you want different materials, or need different materials, as may be the case, the price may be increased. For example, for a slightly increased price, you’ll be able to get ceramic braces that are more easily able to blend in with the color of your teeth. The wire will still need to be made of metal, though, so it isn’t a perfect solution. You may also need to use a different metal or alloy of metals if you have various metal allergies, and the cost of these more expensive and less frequently available materials can increase the cost of the braces as a whole.
On the other hand, Invisalign invisible braces are made of plastics, custom fitted for you and the specific treatment your teeth may need. Because of this, they don’t cost as much to make as the price of the precious metals being placed in your mouth if you get braces. Invisalign braces will be slightly more expensive than braces simply because its new technology, and with any new medical technology, your orthodontist will need to pay off the new equipment they’ve had to purchase before they can offer the treatments for a lower price. However, they are comparatively price to standard braces, which are widely used, and pretty affordable for the average American.
2. They’re extremely discreet
Another common excuse for not getting braces is that they’re so conspicuous. People naturally fear the teasing and mockery that we’ve been lead to believe is inherent in having any sort of corrective orthodontic appliance, because the human nature is to be adverse to anything that would make them the center of attention (although there are notable exceptions to this).
And if you’re getting standard metal braces, it’s a rational fear. As I mentioned previously, there are ways to make them more discreet, like replacing the metal brackets with ceramic brackets (for an increase in price, of course), but because, as of now, the wire that provides tension must be made of metal, there’s no way to blend standard braces perfectly into the background of your teeth. If you can’t afford, or choose not to pay extra for, the ceramic brackets, the problems with discretion became markedly more pronounced.
By comparison, Invisalign invisible braces are, as their name would lead one to believe, perfectly invisible. They’re made of a clear plastic that blends in perfectly (or almost perfectly) with the natural color of your teeth, and because they’re form-fitting to your teeth, and your teeth alone, they don’t add a lot of noticeable bulk to your smile. They are the very height of discretion.
3. A straightened smile and the improvements in self-confidence it brings
This is the most important benefit, even if you choose not to use the modern Invisalign treatment option. A straightened smile can lead to great things. To begin with, you won’t have issues in your mouth that are tied to teeth being crooked or overly crowded, issues that can get worse over time. You’ll also find yourself more confidence in life in general. A good smile and a hearty handshake can get you astonishingly far in this world, whether in your private life or in your professional life. So, if you’ve been putting off a trip to your local family orthodontist, stop putting it off, and take advantage of the benefits that this new treatment has to offer you.