Advantages of Clear Braces for Your Overall Good Health

By | December 15, 2016

straight teeth for better health

Straightening your teeth can improve your appearance and self-confidence. Straighter teeth are also easier to keep clean through brushing and flossing, so overall dental health is improved when your teeth are straight.

Modern dental technology offers more ways than ever to correct crooked teeth and improve your appearance and overall dental health, including Invisalign invisible braces. The Smile Centre offers clear braces in Manchester and you can learn more about the available services at

Some people are put off by the look of traditional braces. Invisible braces make many people feel less self-conscious during treatment. Adults and teens prefer the look of clear plastic aligners, as they cannot be seen easily. Most people won’t even know you are wearing them unless you choose to tell them.

Invisalign aligners are more comfortable than metal braces. Brackets used in metal braces can irritate the inside of the cheek and gums, causing sores and mouth ulcers. The smooth plastic material used in making the Invisalign aligners is more comfortable to wear. This method is gentler on the soft tissues of the teeth and gums and won’t cause cuts or sores on the inside of the mouth.

This method of straightening the teeth is easier for eating. Certain foods must be avoided when wearing traditional braces and the list of prohibited foods is quite extensive. There are no food restrictions with clear braces. You remove the aligners when eating and drinking, so you can continue to enjoy your favorite foods during treatment.

Better oral hygiene is possible when wearing Invisalign because you remove the aligners to clean and floss the teeth. Foods tend to get stuck behind metal brackets and flossing the teeth is more challenging with metal braces. This often leads to decay in the teeth of people wearing metal braces but isn’t a problem with clear aligners.

Invisalign offers the advantage of a shorter treatment time. The length of treatment is between a year and 18 months for most patients, which is less time than is required for metal braces. You will notice your teeth beginning to move and become straighter very early in the treatment process.

Since there are no metal braces blocking the view, you will see the difference in your smile sooner than is typically seen with traditional metal braces. Visit your dentist to have your smile evaluated and to determine if this treatment is right for you.