You know that your teeth are crooked, crowded, or tilted. Your Singapore dentist may have already told you that you need to have braces— not just for aesthetic reasons, but also to improve your oral health. However, you may be nervous about the idea. You’re still thinking of braces as those “train tracks,” the traditional metal brackets on the teeth, connected by wires. Fortunately for you, times have changed. Discover what’s different about today’s braces.

More types of braces are available

Gone are the days when you only had one option— standard brackets and wires with rubber bands. Now, you have multiple choices available. You can go with braces in a traditional style, but with clear brackets instead of metal ones. You can select ceramic braces that are made to mimic the colour of your teeth and blend in with your smile better; or you can choose the increasingly popular Invisalign braces.

Invisalign braces aren’t really braces at all; they are thin, snug-fitting plastic trays that snap into your mouth over your teeth. They are custom-fitted and perfectly clear; so when you have them in, it would take a very sharp-eyed person to detect them.

Braces are no longer just for kids

In the past, pre-teens and teenagers were usually the only ones getting braces. You might have seen the occasional adult trying to hide their “metal mouth,” but typically braces were reserved for the younger set. However, today’s Singapore dentists are seeing a lot more adults seeking a smile makeover. These adults recognise the power of a beautiful smile, both for their careers and their personal lives. They are willing to invest time and money to improve their appearance and better their lives.

Invisalign is more effective than ever

Since its inception, Invisalign clear aligners have been a viable alternative to braces; but with the passing years, they have gotten even better. New technology, new materials, and improved 3D imaging make it possible to predict results and print customised Invisalign trays more accurately than ever before.

In some severe cases, patients may still need the help of some traditional braces, appliances, or bands to get wayward teeth into the right positions. However, in most average or mild cases, Invisalign trays are perfectly effective for the smile makeover.

You can do more while having your teeth corrected

With traditional braces, certain foods were off limits. Musicians who played wind instruments weren’t able to do so while wearing braces, and some physical sports were out of the question. However, with Invisalign in Singapore, users can eat whatever they like, play their wind instruments, and enjoy rough-and-tumble sports. The aligners are easily removable; and as long as they are worn for the recommended amount 20-22 hours each day, users can take them out for eating, sports, and other activities.

Your Invisalign Provider in Singapore

Do you feel better about pursuing your own smile makeover? Contact Orchard Scotts Dental, a respected dental clinic in Singapore, and set up an appointment for your first consultation. Our team will be happy to show you all the options and help you figure out which type of braces will work best for your lifestyle.

Source: FDA (n.d.)