Over four million people in the United States alone wear braces to correct their smiles. While most of them are children and teenagers, you do see a good amount of adults sporting the familiar brackets and wires. Usually, this is because they failed to get them when they were younger.
However, there are certain types of braces available that allow you to wear them without drawing much attention to yourself. Something like SureSmile braces is much easier to maintain and less intense on your teeth and gums.
Here are seven benefits of investing in SureSmile braces.
1. Nearly Invisible
The first benefit to look forward to is that SureSmile braces are virtually invisible to the people around you. They’re made out of clear plastic that is form-fitted to your teeth. The only way someone will notice them is if you pop them out of your mouth.
As such, clear aligners are a great option for working adults who need to maintain a certain appearance at work. You can smile openly without someone seeing that you have braces on. It also helps you keep your oral health journey to yourself and away from prying eyes.
2. No Brackets or Wires
Since SureSmile aligners are clear, that means they don’t come with the brackets or wires commonly associated with braces. It’s one of the many orthodontic treatments that don’t need to be tightened onto your mouth to the point of pain. There’s no concern about the metallic bits poking into your gums or getting food stuck in them.
Keep in mind that SureSmile aligners may still cause discomfort as your teeth shift. However, it’s a much easier experience overall.
3. Easy to Clean and Maintain
Another benefit of no brackets or wires is that SureSmile aligners are easy to keep clean and in good condition. You won’t have to worry about keeping food bits out of your wiring or messing things up with your toothbrush. In fact, the aligners come off for easy cleaning.
All you need to do is pop your aligners out of your mouth, soak them in a cup of lukewarm water, and gently brush them with a dedicated toothbrush. Rinse them once more before replacing them in your mouth.
You don’t need any special solutions or cleaners, and they’re easy to inspect for signs of damage.
While the aligners are out, you can focus on your own oral care. Brush your teeth as normal or take the opportunity to eat a meal.
4. Quick Results
Braces are a type of dental care that can take a while to reach completion. It’s not uncommon for people to wear them for years to get the intended results. This is affected by things like the severity of your dental issues, the type of braces used, and the patient’s age.
SureSmile aligners take less time to get the same results as more traditional braces. A two-year treatment with braces could take as little as a year with SureSmile.
However, you won’t continue wearing the same aligners for the entire time. Aligners change roughly every two weeks, and you’ll need to visit your orthodontist about once every six weeks.
5. Removable Before Meals
One problem that plagues people who wear braces is that they’re very limited in what they can eat. They can’t eat things like popcorn, nuts, pizza crust, chips, or even crunchy vegetables. If they do, then they risk damaging their braces or brackets.
SureSmile aligners don’t have this issue at all. While you’re not supposed to eat with the aligners on, it’s simple enough to remove them before meals. You place them into their carrying case while you eat, and you brush your teeth before putting them back into your mouth.
This means you can continue to eat all of your favorite foods without concern. However, you’ll need to make sure to carry a toothbrush around if you plan on eating out.
6. Not Permanent
The average person with braces is expected to wear them for as long as 3 years, depending on various factors. Throughout that time, they function as a permanent fixture in your mouth and dictate what you can eat and how you treat them.
While you’re also expected to wear your SureSmile aligners all day long, that doesn’t mean you need them for a full 24 hours. In fact, you only need to wear them for 20 hours a day. That gives you four hours to take them out while you eat, brush your teeth, or let your teeth breathe.
Ideally, you’d wear them overnight while you’re asleep and throughout the day as you work or go to school. You never want to go to bed without them on. Additionally, it’s important to clean your teeth before replacing the aligners.
7. More Confidence
Most importantly, SureSmile aligners are sure to improve your confidence both during and after wearing them.
They’re nearly invisible when in use, so you don’t have to worry about hiding your smile or showing off your braces. Most people will only notice them when you take them off for meals.
At the same time, you’ll achieve straight teeth in a fraction of the time it takes for traditional braces to work. The people around you may even see your teeth straightening before their eyes.
Whether you work in sales or the entertainment industry, SureSmile aligners will help you stand out in a more desirable way.
Try Out SureSmile Today
Still not sure what kind of orthodontic treatments to get? SureSmile aligners are a great option if you want something discreet yet effective. They’re clear, removable, easy to keep clean, and won’t get in the way of you living your best life.
TDR Orthodontics provides dental care throughout Missouri. Our treatments include SureSmile, Invisalign, ceramic braces, and more. Contact us with any questions and to schedule your free exam.