Cosmetic Braces: Your Alternative to Traditional Braces for Better Teeth and a Better Smile

Cosmetic Braces: Your Alternative to Traditional Braces for Better Teeth and a Better Smile

Posted by HEALTHY SMILES OF BIRMINGHAM on Jun 16 2021, 05:40 AM

Orthodontic braces were invented by French dentist Pierre Fauchard in 1728. In the three centuries since, they have been the go-to solution for straightening teeth, as well as correcting alignment and bite issues. 

However, despite being highly effective, braces leave a lot to be desired in terms of aesthetics. That’s where cosmetic braces come in. 

Called invisible or clear braces, these advanced aligners give you the perfect teeth in a shorter time and also spare you any self-consciousness while undergoing the treatment. 

Read on to find out what cosmetic braces are all about and what their main advantages are.

How Are Cosmetic Braces Different From Traditional Braces?

Traditional braces are made of metal brackets that the dentist places on each tooth and an adjustable wire. This system forces the teeth to move into the right position over a period of time. 

Cosmetic braces perform the same task as traditional ones but they are made from clear materials. Their main advantage is the fact that they are efficient but also discreet.

What Are the Advantages of Cosmetic Braces?

Here are a few of the main advantages of cosmetic braces:

  • Improved Appearance

Cosmetic braces significantly improve your appearance compared to traditional braces. This is because cosmetic braces are practically invisible.

  • Improved Confidence

One of the major complaints against metal braces is that they are an eyesore and wearing them is a major source of self-consciousness for teens and adults alike. Because they are transparent, cosmetic braces enable people to remain confident in social settings.

  • Improved Comfort

Cosmetic braces offer a greater level of comfort for users in terms of how they feel. Plus, using cosmetic braces, you won’t need to worry about getting food particles stuck in between them as you can easily remove them when eating. 

Teeth Straightening With Cosmetic Braces: How Long Does It Take?

Our dentists estimate that you can get the desired result following a cosmetic braces treatment in 6 to 18 months depending on the level of correction required. To achieve the same result with traditional braces, you would have to wear them twice as long.

To sum things up, cosmetic braces can correct all your alignment and bite issues faster and better while allowing you to maintain your radiant smile. If you want to know more about cosmetic braces, contact Healthy Smiles of Birmingham at (205) 991-9535, book an appointment online, or visit us at 100 Heatherbrooke Park Dr Suite A, Birmingham, AL 35242.

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