What are Cosmetic Braces?
For some people, Invisalign or other clear aligner systems simply cannot achieve the orthodontic corrections they need. In this case, it’s necessary to switch to traditional railroad track brackets and wires. This puts a patient into an awkward position. One of the primary reasons for using an aligner system is to avoid the embarrassment of having teeth lined with metal.
It’s difficult for many patients to make the best of it in this situation. Many of these patients are adults, and want to avoid the stigma of wearing a dental appliance commonly associated with childhood. They are known for being uncomfortable and hard to clean.
If you find yourself in this predicament, consider the merits of cosmetic braces. Instead of choosing between a set of garish colors, the brackets will be matched to the color of your natural teeth. This makes them much less apparent. The only thing that is easily seen is your smile, so other people may not even notice that you are wearing braces, unless they take a long hard look at your mouth. (If so, they’re more likely to be considered the social misfit than you.)
There are many different styles of cosmetic braces, so there will be a set suited to your needs. They work just as effectively as traditional braces, but are designed to be more comfortable. In some cases, special features such as Tip-Edge technology allow for fewer adjustments and appointments. In fact, there are some cases where cosmetic braces can adjust the position of your teeth faster than with traditional braces.
With smooth, sleek surfaces, cosmetic braces are designed for comfort. They don’t snag or tear at the soft tissues of your mouth. Made of ceramic material, they are durable, and can withstand the rigors of everyday activities.
Cosmetic braces allow you to achieve a straight smile and a healthy bite without the discomfort and embarrassment of traditional metal braces and colored brackets. This is an excellent option for many people looking for an effective alternative to clear aligner systems as well.
To learn more about cosmetic braces, talk to Dr. Brodsky during your next appointment. They may be the solution you are looking for!