If you’re a child of the seventies, eighties, or nineties, you may have had to wear traditional metal braces to straighten your adolescent teeth. If you never needed braces during your younger years, count yourself lucky because traditional metal braces contributed greatly to what we know as “teen angst.”
Very few teenagers make their way through high school without needing some orthodontic work, but you may be one of the lucky few. Many Gen X’ers vividly remember trying to look cool while sporting a mouth full of metal. Then, dealing with retainers when the braces came off—that’s a whole ‘nother level of cool.
Memories of teen years marked by endless trips to the orthodontist’s office for rubber bands, adjustments, and braces tightening appointments do not make adults all warm and fuzzy inside. With so many options in adult teeth straightening now, you need never know the problems associated with traditional metal braces. Clear aligners for teeth straightening provide a fantastic end result with minimal if any, inconvenience.