Are Invisible Braces Worth It?

Collaborative post by another author. Invisible braces are a popular way to straighten teeth, especially among adults. Unlike seeing a dentist, invisible braces can be ordered from the comfort of your own home. They can also be worn discreetly, which is an advantage for many. If you are considering straightening your teeth, invisible braces may be the best option for you. 

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What Are Invisible Braces?

If you have never heard of invisible or clear braces before, they are basically what they say on the tin. They look much like a retainer and can straighten your teeth without the need for dental or orthodontic treatment. If you don’t like the thought of “train track” braces, invisible braces are made with clear plastic. They can be worn day or night, depending on your preference. You will be provided with different aligners that will gradually straighten your teeth over time. 

The Benefits of Invisible Braces

Many people don’t like their teeth and aren’t proud to smile. In a study completed in 2019, it was found that 1 in 2 of all UK citizens don’t like to smile in front of people because of their teeth. If this is the case and you’re ready to reclaim your smile, invisible braces are a great choice. Not only do they give confidence, but they can be hidden discreetly, meaning you can straighten your teeth without questions. 

Invisible braces also work quickly, with many people achieving the smile of their dreams within 12 months. This will depend on your teeth, but for some people, it can be done in as little as 6 months. To get the best from your invisible braces, you must continue to wear them every day, as stated in your dental plan. 

You also can’t smoke or vape with invisible braces in, which may seem like a negative for some but if you are looking for a reason to quit, improving your teeth may give you the focus and discipline you need to quit those cigarettes for good. Invisible braces aren’t just for straightening teeth either. They can also be used for other dental issues, such as overcrowded teeth, underbites, and crossbites. 

How to Get Invisible Braces

Getting clear braces is easy and you don’t even have to visit a dentist to get them. With Straight My Teeth, you can order an impression kit to your home, which includes a mould to make your invisible braces. If you prefer to see a dentist in person, they also have a studio where you can get your mould done. Once this process is complete, all you need to do is wait for your clear braces to come in the post and follow the instructions for straighter teeth in no time. 

Invisible braces are worth the cost for anyone who wants to have straighter teeth and more confidence in their smile. Most invisible braces also come with payment plans, meaning you can find a price range and plan that works for you. 

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