Improperly aligned teeth will compromise not just the appearance of your smile, but also your health. The good news is, there are plenty of orthodontic solutions that can move your teeth into the right position, giving you a winning smile. The cost of teeth alignment will depend on the degree misalignment and the type of braces you choose.
Aside from the typical choice of metal braces, an option that is currently growing in popularity in the UK is invisible braces.
The Not-So-Invisible Advantage
Invisible braces do not use metal wires or brackets. They are plastic aligners that are almost invisible. The aligners look like a shield for your gums and experts especially make them so that they fit snugly over the teeth. The absence of noticeable brackets and wires are their main appeal, as this makes them a perfect choice if you’re worried about having a metal mouth.
Another great thing about invisible aligners is that they are removable. This feature makes it easier to eat and allows you to brush and floss your teeth as you normally would. Note, however, that you will need to wear them most of the time so they would be effective. If you keep them on for less than 20 hours daily, there is a possibility that the treatment would take longer.
It’s Worth It
This aligner option may cost more than other straightening options since you will receive different aligners throughout your course of treatment. The cost would be worth it, though, as the option would not only improve your smile, health, and quality of life, but it would do so without inconvenience. Just make sure to choose an orthodontist that you can trust, as the treatment would last for several months or a few years.
An orthodontic consult can help you learn more about clear braces and determine if they are right for you. Whether you choose metal or invisible braces, know that they will improve your health and quality of life.