Everyone is aware of dental braces and how they can help you restore your smile, but have you heard about almost invisible braces? These braces have become a popular choice as they do not visibly appear in your mouth when you use them. Unlike traditional braces, the almost invisible braces do not use metal wires. On the contrary, they are made using dental-grade materials, and our orthodontist selects the right kind of braces for you after diagnosing your case.
Benefits of Almost Invisible Braces
- You do not have to worry about the food sticking in the braces. Many almost invisible braces can be removed during eating.
- They do not cause any discomfort in the mouth as the pressure applied on the teeth is well controlled and minimal.
- The chances of injuring the soft tissues of your lips and cheeks are lesser when you wear these braces and engage in sports.
- You do not have to take frequent follow-ups at our dentist after your procedure.
Types of Almost Invisible Braces
- Clear Aligners
Clear aligners like Invisalign include a series of plastic aligners. They work discreetly to move your teeth into alignment. They are ideal for treating several tooth alignment problems, including overbite, underbite, crooked teeth, gaps between teeth, and overcrowding. Clear aligners are given in sets after taking digital impressions of your teeth. The number of aligners you may need depends upon your treatment plan, which you can remove during brushing, flossing, and eating your food. You can opt for clear aligners if your orthodontic problem is mild to moderate.
- Ceramic Braces
Ceramic braces work the same way as the traditional metal dental braces; the only difference being they are not visible like the metal wires fixed on your teeth. These braces are constructed using dental-grade ceramic, and our dentist customizes them after taking the impression of your mouth. However, you cannot remove these braces until your treatment is complete. Ceramic braces are an affordable way to straighten your teeth and restore your smile.
- Inside Braces
You can hide your braces from the front view by opting for inside braces. They are not made using a transparent material, however, applied at the back of your teeth so that nobody sees them. These braces are a tad more expensive than the other two almost invisible braces but perform their function of aligning the teeth to perfection. Also known as lingual braces, they are usually recommended to individuals with more complex orthodontic needs.
Please reach out to our dental practice in Pasadena, TX, to have a consultation with our dentist, Dr. Sprott. Please call us at (281) 991-6530 or schedule an online consultation, and we’ll guide you further.