Being a preteen means being awkward. There aren’t many people who escape the faze of bad skin, frizzy hair and weird, lanky limbs who are too big for your still-growing body. Some people had it worse than others, and some people were unfortunate enough to have a mouth full of metal braces to complete the picture.
The nice thing about having braces as a preteen, though, is it is hugely acceptable to look like an ugly duckling when you’re that age, plus a huge chunk of your peers were also going through the same thing. And hey, at least you got all of the awkward stuff out of the way at the same time, right?
But what if you didn’t have a chance to straighten your teeth when you were younger? What if, as an adult, you’re still unhappy with your smile? Do you have to suffer the same fate as those poor preteens and have a bunch of metal installed in your mouth for two or more years?
Getting traditional braces as an adult is not unheard of and many people put up with the short-term pain (looking like a weird human-robot hybrid) for long-term gain (having gorgeous straight teeth and improved self-confidence.)
However, there is an alternative method available which has all the benefits with none of the awkwardness: clear braces.
Many Kanata dentists specialize in clear braces specially designed for adults who may want to straighten their teeth without compromising their appearance in the meantime.
What are clear braces? Clear braces are almost exactly what they sound like: they’re a set of invisible apparatuses which look much like clear mouth-guards, and are worn over your teeth for a period of time each day. Local Kanata dentists will produce a series of clear braces specifically designed to shift your teeth closer and closer to your ideal smile, until one day you have gorgeous, camera-ready teeth you will be proud to show off.
Why you should consider them. There are a variety of reasons why adults might want to consider having clear braces fitted by a Kanata dentist. Here are just a few of them:
Subtlety. Because Kanata dentists can fit clear braces so closely to the shape of your teeth, and because of their invisible nature, this option is very discrete. You can wear your braces at work without compromising your professionalism, or anywhere else you would regularly go.
Speed. Kanata dentists often recommend clear braces to adults because they simply take less time to achieve results than traditional braces. In a period as short as six months, you can have the smile of your dreams.