Having crooked teeth is a major problem, not just for the way your smile looks but also for your overall oral health. Crowding can have negative effects on your periodontal health, for example on your gums; it can attract more bacteria that can eventually travel into your bloodstream and increase your risk of cardiovascular diseases. Malocclusion, or an improper positioning of the teeth when jaws are closed, can create tooth wear, can cause gum disease, bad breath and can cause recessions and abfractions in the long run and cause extreme sensitivity. The good news is that crowding can be corrected by aligning your teeth with invisible braces.
Wanting straight teeth is nothing new – according to the American Association of Orthodontists, archaeologists found mummified humans with metal band wraps around individual teeth. Even Hippocrates and Aristotle have texts in which they try to figure out ways to straighten crooked teeth! It’s an age old problem and we’ve progressively developed better and better ways to correct it. The invisible braces are currently one of the best options to date!
What’s Wrong with Traditional Metal Braces?
For decades now, metal braces have seemed to be the go-to option when it comes to straightening teeth; the downside of using metal braces, however, have been many. Not only are metal braces uncomfortable to put on, to wear and to take off, but they cause a whole host of other problems. Metal braces have complex wiring that makes it difficult and sometimes painful to clean. They make it difficult to keep up with proper dental hygiene. Wearing metal braces also comes with a laundry list of foods you can’t eat – things like popcorn – that can get stuck in between the wiring easily.
Because of the harsh design of metal braces, some people have allergic reactions to them or end up dealing with tissue injuries or painful canker sores in the areas surrounding the braces.
Lastly, metal braces also tend to make the wearer self-conscious when they laugh, smile or eat, since the metal brackets are pretty noticeable. Because of all these cons, some people have even opted not to deal with the trouble and may have been scared off enough to skip the straightening process altogether. They might think, “ If only the braces were invisible and simpler to take care of…” well now, they are.
Correcting your Smile with Invisible Braces
Many people think traditional metal braces are their only option when it comes to correcting a crooked smile, but thankfully, there’s a much better, more efficient option now. Invisible braces are the most modern way to correct a crooked smile. They are, like their name suggests, invisible. They are clear, removable trays that are made specifically molded to your teeth. They are ultra customized in this way so that the fit is exact and there’s no discomfort. They pop in and out easily, making cleaning much easier than cleaning conventional braces – this helps prevent tooth decay. Invisible braces gradually and gently shift your teeth into place, thanks to the braces being replaced for new ones each week. You get a new every week until the process is complete. A qualified, affordable dentist in Miami that has extensive experience working with invisible braces is Dr. Neda Bahmadi at Ultra Smile Dental Spa in Downtown Miami. She will be opening a new location in Midtown Miami this Fall 2018.
This new, much more modern approach to straightening your teeth is a refreshing alternative to archaic and noticeable metal braces; invisible braces are so discreet, most people won’t even notice you’re wearing them. One of the best perks is, you won’t have food restrictions! The foods that once got caught up in the complex wiring and rubber bands of the metal braces won’t be an issue since your invisible braces are smooth and molded to your teeth perfectly. Results for invisible braces are typically quick, showing up in a matter of months.