Valentine’s Day is approaching fast and if you are one of the adults with orthodontic problems in your mouth you would want to eliminate the issue without showing off to all and sundry that you are wearing metal braces. You can visit an orthodontist near you to consider different options for the braces instead of the age-old metal variety. You will be happy to note that invisible braces are indeed available and can allow you to brighten up Valentine’s Day without the shackles of brackets and wires in your mouth.
Many adults are using orthodontic treatments of late with the sole intention of correcting the misalignment of their teeth and jaws for improving their smiles and appearance. Most are however fearful of the conventional braces which thrust upon them to wear brackets with wires in their mouths and prevent them from smiling until the treatment is completed. Thankfully invisible braces are giving people the option to have the best of both worlds by getting the orthodontic treatment needed discreetly.
Conventional Braces Are Unsuitable for Valentine’s Day
Conventional braces are the most common option which is available and consists of brackets, an archwire, and elastic bands. The brackets are bonded to the visible portion of the teeth and function as anchors for the braces. The archwire is placed through the brackets and tiny elastic bands secure the wire in the bracket. The pressure is put on the teeth by tightening the archwire to gradually move the teeth into proper position. Orthodontists adjust the braces every 4 to 6 weeks to achieve the desired results which could be in approximately 1 to 3 years. The time span required for correcting the misalignment cannot be allowed to push Valentine’s Day back by one to 3 years and therefore adults will be better off with invisible braces that are also available as an option.
How to Get Orthodontic Treatment with Invisible Braces?
Adults can choose from three options for the braces after a consultation with their orthodontist. Invisible braces will not straighten teeth overnight but will make it easier for the wearer to enjoy Valentine’s Day with the braces by working behind-the-scenes. They can choose from the following three options which are available and will allow them to discreetly continue the treatment. The three options that are suggested the following:
Damon braces are appliances that are self litigating because they do not use elastic bands to attach the archwire to the bracket. The brackets use a sliding mechanism to eliminate the need for elastic bands which can cause friction and delay the treatment time. Damon braces ensure the teeth can move into the desired space more freely to decrease treatment time. These braces are aesthetically pleasing as the brackets are not noticeable like metal brackets. Unfortunately, they are more expensive than conventional braces and therefore a consultation with the orthodontist will be necessary to understand whether it is the best option for you.
These are also called invisible braces because they are placed on the inner side of the teeth by the tongue and palate. They are a fantastic option for people concerned about their appearance on Valentine’s Day. They are similar to conventional braces because they straighten the teeth by using gentle pressure continuously to help them to slowly shift into the desired position. Lingual braces require customization and may, therefore, be more expensive than conventional braces.
Invisalign invisible braces are a set of customized clear plastic aligners that are designed to shift your teeth into the desired position. You will be required to shift to a new set of aligners every 15 days and continuing with the procedure until your teeth are in a correct position. Invisalign can deliver the same results as conventional braces but the aligner trays are barely visible offering you an aesthetic advantage. They can also be removed for eating, flossing, and brushing and can deliver faster results than conventional braces.
Out of the three options discussed Invisalign is considered by most as the best treatment especially for occasions like Valentine’s Day as they can be removed and replaced whenever needed. However, self-discipline is essential because these invisible braces need to remain in the mouth for 22-24-hour every day.
If you desire invisible braces from Invisalign you are suggested to meet Dr. Shana François at the Beautiful Smiles Family Dentistry who will examine your mouth to determine whether it is a suitable option for you. If you are declared as a suitable candidate you can begin preparing for Valentine’s Day celebrations right away because these invisible braces will give you the freedom to do everything you want with your Valentine.