For some people, the prospect of getting dental braces installed can be quite daunting. This is especially true for adults who may not want to be the odd one out among their peers. However, if you would like to straighten teeth that are misaligned or perhaps have your overbite corrected, you do not have an option but to get them. The good news is that patients are no longer restricted to the conventional option of metallic braces. Not only were these considered unsightly, but they were also notorious for being painful too. Now you have the choice of opting for invisible braces. These braces are customizable, thus ensuring they fit to the individual contouring of your teeth. As such, they tend to be more comfortable than their metallic counterparts are. Here are various advantages of choosing invisible braces.
Easier to clean
One of the biggest inconveniences of metal braces are the metal tracks. These are prime for trapping food debris making it difficult to clean them thoroughly. There are a couple of disadvantages associated with this. For one, you could end up developing bad breath and other oral problems as bacteria would now be able to breed in those hard to reach areas. Additionally, once the metallic braces are removed you may notice staining on your teeth due to being unable to clean them properly. You can avoid all this with invisible braces. Since they can be installed at the back of your teeth, you do not have to worry about staining due to not brushing your teeth thoroughly. In addition to this, you can opt to remove them for manual cleaning thus eliminating the risk of breeding bacteria in your braces.
The procedure to have your invisible braces installed is quite straightforward and pain free. To begin with, the dentist will take X-rays of your dental formula as well as three-dimensional photographs. This will then be followed by making impressions of your teeth. One they have collected this data, the dentist will order the production of your customized braces. When they are ready, they are installed without the need for any anaesthesia.
They are discreet
Since these braces are invisible, you do not have to worry about your confidence taking a hit from teasing. Patients tend to prefer this option since it allows them a virtually invisible way of straightening their teeth thus keeping their appearance the same throughout the process.
Ever since I was a little girl, I have loved stories about the past. Whether the stories were about horses, wars, exploration or even dentistry, I loved to hear them. I find that knowing the history of something helps it to make sense and feel approachable. I know that some people have dental anxiety, and I too have suffered, but I also feel like the more you know about dental work and its history, the easier it is. This blog is dedicated to exploring the history of dentistry – What did ancient people use for fillings? How did early dentists numb their patients? Who was the first dentist? Those are just some of the questions I plan to answer here. Ready? Okay, let's dive into the history of dentistry together!