If you’ve always wanted straight teeth, but have been fearful or hesitant of going to the orthodontist, you can relieve your fears. Know that orthodontics has progressed a lot since you last saw someone in metal braces. In fact, you don’t even have to get traditional metal braces if you don’t want to anymore. Invisible braces, such as Invisalign, are now a staple in many orthodontist offices around the country.

You are now able to visit almost any orthodontist office in the country and receive high-quality invisible braces. Let’s find out about some of the many benefits that invisible braces provide so that you can make the right choice for yourself.

You Can Literally Eat and Drink Whatever You Want

When you have traditional metal braces, they are attached by wires and glue to your teeth. In order not to disturb their positioning or careful craftsmanship, there is a list of foods that you are strongly advised not to eat (mostly sticky foods). With invisible braces, that list is gone. This is because you can take out the braces for eating and clean your teeth before putting them back in. Never say goodbye to your favorite foods again!

Keep Your Aesthetics and Boost Your Self Esteem

Invisible braces are hardly noticeable by anyone, and so it’s unlikely that you’ll even be recognized as having braces. Yet, your teeth will continue to improve and boost your confidence. In fact, 47% of Invisalign users surveyed had a boost of self-esteem in the process of treatment compared to just 22% with metal braces.

Oral Hygiene Is a Breeze

Metal braces literally cover your teeth with hard metal wires, making flossing and other types of dental hygiene a pain. Since invisible braces are removable, they give you complete control in taking care of your oral hygiene just like the old days, while perhaps allowing you to notice that your teeth are shaping up beautifully.

No Orthodontic Emergencies For You

One of the biggest hazards of having traditional metal braces is if something goes wrong. When a wire or fitting breaks, it can throw off the entire process. Unfortunately, this means getting in front of an actual orthodontist ASAP. But with invisible braces, not only are the plastic applicators strong, but they can be made quickly again and without a special visit if you should lose or break them.

When you’re ready to experience the difference Invisalign makes, contact Nowlin Orthodontics today for your free consultation.