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n my last article I explained the immediate and most apparent advantages of invisible braces or clear invisalign braces compared with traditional metal or wire braces. Clearly for most people the obvious word is ‘invisible’, and being able to wear braces which are virtually impossible to see unless you actually look directly at someone’s teeth has to be of huge benefit to most people.

Wearing traditional, metal braces can certainly be damaging to a person’s confidence. The fact that statistically the majority of people who wear braces are in their teens, a time when people’s confidence is at its weakest, wearing Invisalign Braces which are invisible is certainly of great benefit. For many people the reason why they choose invisible braces is simply because of this fact alone, but there are many other advantages with wearing invisible braces other than the fact that they are hard to spot.

In this article going to look at another of the advantages which clear Invisalign Braces offer those people who feel their teeth could do with some alignment. Many traditional metal braces are fixed into place, so that they can provide consistent level of pressure against the teeth over the period of time they need to be worn. This offer represents a problem to people, because clearly having metal braces fixed your teeth for two or more years makes it difficult as far as oral hygiene is concerned.

Cleaning teeth is not easy with a metal brace in place, and there are even some foods which can be tricky to eat. If you’re someone who enjoys eating seeded buns then you may find that whilst you’re wearing a metal brace you choose not to eat that particular item, simply because it is too easy for the seeds to become lodged or trapped within the metal brace. Not only does this feel awkward and uncomfortable, but of course it does represent an issue as far as dental hygiene is concerned.

But of course there’s also the fact that there may possibly over the next couple of years be occasions when you really don’t want to have a metal brace defining who you are and what you look like. Perhaps you’ve been wearing a metal brace throughout your time at university, and you really don’t want all your graduation photographs to be dominated by a metal framework grinning at anyone who ever sees your picture.

Whether it’s still photographs, family photographs, passport photographs or any other kind of photograph that is important to you, it is certainly beneficial if you can make do without having a metal brace which is highly visible. The advantage then with invisible braces or clear braces is that they can be removed at any time, very easily.

Invisible braces are actually clear trays which simply fit over your upper or lower teeth. These clear trays are not only quite comfortable to wear, and almost completely invisible, but can easily be slipped on or off at any time. I should point out that taking invisible braces off is not recommended, and you must always remember to put them back on again as soon as possible. Wearing invisible braces for anything less than 23 hours a day could well result in your teeth actually shifting back into their original position, making it almost impossible to fix the invisible braces back. This could mean having to start the process all over again.

So being able to remove invisible braces for particular times such as a special meal, for cleaning your teeth, or the special photographs, is an advantage which has often been one of the deciding factors for many people who have chosen to have invisible braces or clear braces fitted rather than traditional metal or wire braces. In my next article I will explain more about how invisible braces really work.

If you’d like to find out more about invisible braces or would like information and advice on whether clear braces are the right choice for you, visit The Invisalign Braces Guide Blogs on this website will help you find all the information you need


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