The Challenges of Metal Braces

metal bracesMetal braces are the most common type for orthodontic patients. Even though metal braces are much smaller, flatter, and more comfortable than in the past they cause many lifestyle changes and challenges, such as difficulties when chewing or speaking. These may affect a person’s self-esteem as well. Metal braces require an orthodontist to place brackets and wires on your teeth to align them. The placement of these brackets and wires can make it difficult to maintain proper oral hygiene. While there are challenges in wearing metal braces, there is no denying their benefits, as well.

Invisalign
Invisalign is an option for people who seek unobtrusive orthodontic treatment. Instead of brackets bonded to the tooth, dental treatment is mapped out through a series of plastic dental trays designed to move the teeth in incremental movements over weeks.

Here are some benefits of wearing Invisalign aligners to straighten your teeth:

Better Oral health
Plaque and bacteria have no opportunities to linger since Invisalign aligners are easy to clean. People can remove these aligners to floss or brush their teeth. Dentists replace these aligners every two weeks.

Comfort
Invisalign provides temporary relief and comfort thanks to its removable and customizable design. These are clear, plastic aligners designed to adjust teeth based on the wearer’s comfort level. People need only remove these aligners temporarily to eat and brush their teeth.

Enhancing Appeal
Invisalign almost gives an impression of not having any aligners in at all. These clear aligners eliminate people’s consciousness when showing their teeth and smile to others.

Consultation
Fairfield County Orthodontics provides invisible braces that show off your smile, not your braces. We use modern orthodontic techniques and technologies to give you the smile you always wanted, without traditional, metal braces. To learn more about Invisalign contact us today at 203-292-6644.

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