Invisible braces (commonly known as clear aligners, if you don’t attach a brand name to them) have exploded in popularity in recent years. Although the product has been on the market for close to 20 years now, more and more people are opting to use invisible braces instead of traditional wire ones. The most popular brand is Invisalign (although there are others), and this article will give you a quick run down of the pros and cons of using clear aligners to fix your smile, versus opting for traditional wire braces.
Pros of Invisalign Braces
Invisalign liners are molded specifically to fit your teeth, and are made of smooth plastic that won’t snag on your gums or insides of your cheeks. Anyone who has accidentally poked or cut themselves with traditional wire braces can attest to the fact that Invisalign is a huge step up in comfort. This is especially true if you play sports, as taking a soccer ball or a body check to the jaw while using wire braces can cause serious discomfort.