One of the first things that people will notice about your smile is how straight your teeth appear. A bright smile featuring beautifully white teeth will still look slightly unattractive if teeth are crooked. Although this crookedness may not be considered as a dental problem that needs to immediately be taken care of, it’s still best to address it as soon as possible to prevent other issues from arising. And of course, your healthy smile will look significantly more attractive when teeth are straightened with the help of orthodontic treatment.
Dental braces are orthodontic appliances that will move teeth into better alignment. Conventional braces use metal wires and brackets to coax teeth into a straighter position. However, if you’re looking for a more discreet way to have straighter teeth, you can opt for invisible braces that give the same orthodontic improvement without the obvious metal wires and brackets on your teeth. These invisible braces use clear plastic braces to move teeth into the desired straight alignment. The clear braces can also be removed whenever needed, such as during mealtimes or when you need to brush your teeth.
Aside from the obvious cosmetic enhancements, orthodontic braces can also bring about functional improvements to your smile. Teeth that are perfectly aligned are much easier to clean. This helps prevents dental problems such as tooth decay which may result when teeth are not cleaned properly. Problems associated with teeth alignment such as teeth grinding can also be stopped with the help of dental braces.