Three Reasons To Ask Your Dentist About Clear Braces Today

"Metal mouth" is an old schoolyard insult for someone with braces, but the stigma that some people feel thanks to their braces can last well into adulthood. While you surely know that getting braces is the right thing to do for your dental health, it's understandable if you are feeling self-conscious about the decision. Luckily, it's possible today to get braces that are much less noticeable. Here are three reasons to ask your dentist about clear braces.

Maintain Your Confidence in the Boardroom

If you are only getting braces as an adult, people might do a bit of a double take at first even if they aren't intending to make you feel awkward. This is because braces are typically associated with children even though plenty of adults get them, too.

If you are in a position where you have to do a lot of public speaking as an adult, you may understandably feel self-conscious about how people will respond when they get a view of your teeth. Clear braces are much more difficult to see, especially from across the boardroom. You can give your presentation to your boss or co-workers with full confidence that they are focusing on your words and not what's in your mouth.

Be Able to Smile in Photographs

Even if you are not a public speaker, you may still be worried about your braces because of what they will look like in photos. After all, everyone has a smartphone these days and is constantly taking selfies with their friends or families and posting the results on social media. Clear braces are designed to be the same color as your teeth. This means that unless someone knows that you have braces, it's likely they won't be able to spot them in your photos. You can take all the selfies or portrait shots you want and no one will be the wiser.

Don't Sacrifice Quality

If you are concerned that clear braces are somehow less effective than traditional braces, you can rest easy. Clear ceramic braces use the same bracket design you would expect out of traditional metal braces. You are not losing any actual function of the braces as they work to straighten your teeth out.

If you know you need braces but are self-conscious about wearing them as an adult, talk to your dentist about getting clear braces installed. Clear braces will let you speak in public and smile during photographs without having to worry about what you look like or what people are thinking.