Children and teenagers aren’t the only age groups who benefit from orthodontic treatment. Braces are becoming more popular among adults, especially now that metal braces are no longer the only available option. Dr. Luciana Messina and Dr. Todd Pizzi at Modern Dentistry of Shrewsbury give three excellent advantages of clear braces in Shrewsbury, MA.
Stealthier Straightening Power
We believe orthodontia shouldn’t keep you from smiling, so we recommend invisible braces for anyone who wants straighter teeth without calling attention to their smile. Invisalign and ClearCorrect braces are colorless and see-through, so only you will know when they’re in place. You won’t have to worry that your braces make you look younger or less professional, and you’ll be confident and self-assured in your own style.
Greater Comfort During Treatment
Discomfort caused by metal hardware is one of the most common complaints among patients who wear braces. Wires can snap and cut into the inside of your mouth, and brackets easily irritate sensitive tissues within your mouth. The constant application and re-application of orthodontic wax can become tiresome. None of these concerns apply to patients who wear clear braces. Each aligner is a single piece that fits over your entire top or bottom arch, much like the protective mouthguards you see worn by athletes.
Better Hygiene With Invisible Braces
Keeping your teeth clean while wearing traditional braces is a challenge. It’s not uncommon for someone who has never had a single cavity to develop several during orthodontic treatment. Everything becomes an ordeal. Special orthodontic tape and flossers must be maneuvered around and between brackets and wires, and a Proxabrush is often needed to remove bits of debris and food where an ordinary toothbrush cannot reach. With clear braces, on the other hand, brushing and flossing is performed just as you would normally do. Simply remove your clear aligners and set them aside until you’ve finished, then snap each one back in place.
Questions about clear braces in Shrewsbury, MA? To learn more about Invisalign and ClearCorrect, or to schedule an appointment with one of our dentists, contact us at (508) 842-8838. Our office welcomes residents of Shrewsbury, Worcester, North and South Grafton, Hopkinton, and the surrounding areas.