Because the invisible aligners are custom-built for a tight fit, they are best for adults or teens. Straightening a child’s teeth is more complicated. Young people, and their mouths, are still growing and developing; the doctor must think about this when setting up treatment.
Clear orthodontic aligners are typically used for patients who have mild or moderately crowded teeth, or have minor spacing issues. Patients who have severe crowding or spacing problems may need more complex treatment.
In addition to being less visible, they are more comfortable. Since they are not as large as traditional braces, there is less material present that could cause irritation to the gums and jaw.
Mini braces are much easier to keep clean than regular braces are. This not only saves time and aggravation, but it also makes it easier to eat certain foods. Since the brackets in mini braces are much smaller than in regular braces, food particles are much less likely get stuck in them. Consequently, this helps improve your overall oral hygiene.
Braces can correct crooked and crowded teeth, a misaligned bite, and jaw problems. Braces also eliminate problems you may have with eating, speaking properly, or with keeping your teeth clean. With advancements in dental technology, traditional braces are now sleeker, smaller, and more comfortable.
Traditional braces consist of standard metal brackets that are placed on your teeth with an adhesive and connected by wire. They require periodic tightening so steady pressure can gradually straighten your teeth and align your jaw. While metal braces brackets are still the most common, there are various other treatment options available.