In this day and age, people want to have straight and neat-looking teeth without all the downsides of having a mouth full of metal. If you want your teeth to be straightened without dealing with the traditional appearance of braces, you have options. Here are three choices you have available to you to get your teeth straightened without anyone even realizing you have braces.
Invisible braces are more popular than ever because they're nearly impossible to see while they're on your teeth. Rather than being made of metal or ceramic, invisible braces are made out of a thin, translucent or transparent plastic. They resemble night guards, and are made so that they can be removed so you can thoroughly clean your teeth. When you're wearing them, the thin transparent plastic will be unnoticed by most, since it allows your teeth to shine through. Invisible braces are a great choice if your smile needs mild to moderate correction and you want to have the versatility of being able to take off your braces to clean your teeth and eat whatever you'd like.
Lingual braces function in almost the exact same way as traditional metal braces, but they're nearly impossible for anyone to spot. Instead of the braces being on the front of your teeth, lingual braces are placed on the other side of your teeth. When you smile, nothing will be visible of the braces, as the brackets and wires are completely hidden away behind your teeth. Lingual braces also work just as effectively as traditional metal braces, meaning that you can expect your smile to be reshaped, corrected, and thoroughly straightened at the end of your treatment.
Like lingual braces, ceramic braces are designed to correct the alignment of your teeth with all of the power and control of standard metal braces. However, unlike lingual braces, ceramic braces are adhered to the front of your teeth, like metal braces. The big difference is that ceramic braces are made out of ceramic instead of metal, which allows them to be made in a color that matches your natural teeth. Ceramic braces also feature tooth-colored wires, which makes them nearly impossible to see.
If you want to get straighter teeth without marring the appearance of your smile, any of these varieties of braces can do that for you. Talk to an orthodontist to find out which variety of braces works best for your personal needs.