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Could You Enjoy a Straighter Smile without Traditional Braces?
Posted on April 25th, 2017
Are you tired of feeling embarrassed by the misalignment of your teeth? Tired of wishing you had worn braces as a teenager, but not actually doing anything to address the problems now? If you would love a straighter smile, but have hesitated to talk to your dentist because you don’t want to be the only adult in your office wearing noticeable metal braces, you can stop worrying and start taking action. That’s because cosmetic braces make it possible to help improve the teeth’s alignment without resorting to traditional metal braces.
Want Orthodontic Treatment Without Metal Braces?
For years, the only readily available way to address misaligned teeth was through the use of traditional metal orthodontia. Unfortunately, many people found these uncomfortable, as they could scratch or irritate the sensitive gum tissues. They also made chewing difficult, and allowed food items to get stuck in the braces. They were also embarrassing, since the braces were easily spotted.
Clear braces can help to address many of the same alignment issues that traditional orthodontia is used to treat. That said, clear braces are designed to be discreet. They are also more comfortable for many patients, since there is no metal to scratch the tissues. These braces can even be removed temporarily during meals, allowing for enjoyment of dining, without fear of embarrassment or discomfort.