If you have perfectly aligned or straight teeth, you are one of the lucky few who need not get orthodontic treatment. But, if you are contemplating a visit to the dentist for straightening your teeth, you may find yourself in the midst of making a choice about which braces are the best for you.

A lot of people, however, refuse treatment because they do not like to wear braces. But, you would be glad to know that braces today do not mean wearing a metallic smile. There are many different varieties that one can choose from: ceramic braces, selfligating braces and clear braces or aligners.

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Metal, ceramic and self-ligating braces are fixed appliances that are placed on your teeth for a fixed amount of time. But, aligners are revolutionary in this aspect. These are clear trays that are custom-made for each patient. Each set of trays need to be worn for a specific number of hours each day, for a said number of days. Some commonly available brands in India include 32Watts Clear Aligners, Invisalign, Clear Aligners and Flash Orthodontics. With so much variety available, it is no surprise that patients are bound to get confused.

Talking of traditional braces, they always had some inherent disadvantages:

• They are visible and conspicuous because they are made of metal and give a metallic smile.
• They are fixed and cannot be removed by the patient until the treatment is completed.
• In the initial phases and at times during the treatment, the braces on the teeth can be uncomfortable to the wearer
• Since the braces are placed on your teeth surfaces, it becomes difficult to clean the teeth and the area around the gums. In most cases, a lack of maintaining oral hygiene leads to gingivitis and cavities.
• Another problem with fixed braces is that there are restrictions in diet. Your orthodontist will always advise you to avoid hard, brittle and sticky foods that can break or dislodge your braces from the teeth, thereby delaying treatment.

For those avoiding orthodontic treatment due to the above reasons, clear braces or aligners are the best options for them. They have many advantages over traditional metal and ceramic braces such as:

• Aligners are transparent and almost invisible when worn. They are a great way to avoid the metallic smile associated with traditional braces.
• They are removable unlike traditional braces and need to be worn for a specified period of time as instructed by your orthodontist.
• The aligner trays offered by companies like 32 Watts are not just transparent but also smooth when worn. Due to this, the aligners are extremely comfortable to the wearer.
• The removable nature of the aligners makes it easy for the patients to brush, floss and maintain their routine oral hygiene throughout the treatment.
• Again, their removable nature does not necessitate any diet restrictions as the patient needs to remove the trays while eating. So, one can eat all that they want to.

Are you still confused about which type of braces to choose? So, what is your pick – Braces or Aligners?

Author's Bio: 

Parth Bari is a Tech Addict, Software Geek and a Blogger. I love to help people and found blogging the best way to help people out there so express my opinions through writing.