While many teens and adults desire straight teeth and a beautiful smile, most don’t like the idea of having a metal mouth for two years or more. Fortunately, today’s orthodontic options include clear aligners, which eliminate the need for metal brackets and wires. But beyond being discreet, there are other benefits of invisible braces.
If you are a dentist interested in treating your patients with the most superior orthodontic treatment on the market, OrthoSnap clear aligners are what you are looking for.
Aesthetic Benefits of Invisible Braces
The most obvious benefit of OrthoSnap clear aligners is the fact that they are nearly invisible. In fact, most people won’t even realize someone has the aligners in, even if they are standing right next to them. This is because of their perfectly fitting, clear design.
OrthoSnap clear aligners allow for effective yet discreet orthodontic treatment. This is especially important to patients who don’t want everyone to know they have braces.
It is known that teenagers with crooked or protruding teeth experience low self-esteem and feelings of being unattractive, and this makes them more vulnerable to depression. Evidence suggests clear aligners offer a boost in self-confidence.
A 2014 report by US government health experts suggests that jaw and teeth abnormalities increase teasing and harassment, which can affect social interaction and mental health.
Studies report a decrease in bullying and an increase in self-esteem during orthodontic treatment, but we need to consider the whole story. Approximately 25 percent of those wearing metal braces reported an increase in self-esteem, compared to around 50 percent of those wearing invisible braces.
And while adults are less likely to experience bullying and harassment, they can be vulnerable to judgment from potential employers, co-workers, and dating interests.
The fact is, clear aligner treatment corrects the appearance of the smile without compromising confidence.
Benefits of Invisible Braces Beyond Aesthetics
While the aesthetic benefits of invisible braces are clear, there are many other benefits to consider.
Some of the added benefits include:
- Clear aligners are removable
This eliminates the food restrictions that come with metal brackets and wires. Patients can eat whatever they desire, as long as they remove the aligners and then brush and floss before replacing them.
- Improved oral hygiene
Instead of trying to remove food particles entangled in brackets that requires complex flossing and brushing techniques, the patient removes the aligners for oral hygiene. This reduces the risk of dental decay and gum disease.
- Improved comfort
Clear aligners are customized for a precise fit and are made of comfortable plastic with smooth edges. They do not have any painful metal protrusions.
- Increased safety
There are no metal wires or brackets that can scratch, puncture, or injure the soft tissue inside the mouth. This is especially true for those at risk for mouth injuries, such as athletes who play contact sports.
- Patients are more likely to say yes to invisible braces
Correcting malocclusions offers tremendous benefits, including improved bite, speech, and oral health. Straight teeth are much easier to keep clean than crooked, crowded teeth that trap food particles and make brushing and flossing more difficult. Improved oral hygiene equals a decrease in the risks of tooth decay and gum disease.
- Stronger gums
Properly positioned teeth allow the gums to fit more firmly. This reduces the risk of gum disease.
- Less pain
While there can be some discomfort when patients begin a new step with clear aligners, the force on the teeth is less aggressive than with traditional brackets and wires. Patients avoid the pain of “wire-tightening” day.
Due to the superior design and discreet treatment with OrthoSnap clear aligners, patients are more likely to agree to orthodontic treatment. This is good news, as correcting malocclusions means a more pleasing appearance, a healthier mouth, and increased self-esteem. It also means a reduced risk of gum disease and tooth decay, both of which can lead to tooth loss.
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