Gone are the days when metal braces were your only option to straighten your teeth. Nowadays, invisible braces can help align your teeth through clear, customized aligners. They are less noticeable than traditional braces and feel more comfortable. However, you might not know if invisible braces are right for you. Here are a few signs that you might benefit from these braces.

You Do Not Like the Way Your Smile Looks

First and foremost, you're not happy with your smile. Whether your teeth are crooked or have spacing issues, you may feel self-conscious about smiling with teeth. This can lower your self-esteem and negatively affect your social life. Luckily, you can achieve the beautiful smile you have always wanted with invisible braces.

You Have a Busy Schedule

Traditional metal braces require more appointments at the orthodontist's office. If you have a busy schedule with limited free time, this might not work for you. In this situation, you may be better off with invisible braces because they require fewer appointments.

You Do Not Have Severe Orthodontic Issues

While Invisalign can correct many orthodontic issues, it might not be able to fix severe ones. If you, for example, have a severe overbite or underbite, you may require metal braces. On the other hand, if you do not have severe orthodontic problems, you may be a good candidate for invisible braces.

You Do Not Want to Look Underage

Metal braces are generally associated with teenagers. Therefore, if you get metal braces as an adult, people may assume that you are younger than your actual age. That is probably not something you want. If you get invisible braces, however, no one will know that you are wearing them.

You Will Not Forget to Wear Them

One of the advantages of invisible braces is that you can remove them to eat and drink. However, you still have to wear them for most hours of the day. If you forget to put your aligners back in your mouth after you eat, you can hinder your results. If you know that you will remember to wear these aligners, you may be a good candidate for Invisalign. 

If you are displaying these signs, you may be an ideal candidate for invisible braces. Schedule an appointment with a dentist as soon as possible to discuss treatment. Your dentist will provide more information about invisible braces and answer your questions.