Having straight teeth is something to be proud of. You can expose your pearly whites without feeling awkward or shy. But the fact is, not everyone is born with perfectly straight teeth, so wearing braces is a must to correct any alignment problem.
The problem with metal braces is the inconvenience and lengthy correction period you'd have to endure. There are times when wearer gets ridiculed, stared at, or laugh at by those who do not understand the purpose of braces. However, in this day and age you have the choice on whether to go for invisible aligners or the traditional ones.
Here are a few good reasons for choosing invisible aligners:
 They look more natural
Because these aligners are made of clear plastic, they appear invisible even when you smile. It may take time for some people to get used to this, but it is faster compared to metal braces.
 You can avoid mouth sores and pains
Metal can scrape away the thin skin in your mouth and this can cause pain and soreness. It will take time for you to adjust and heal as your teeth align. Your dentist may give you medication for sores, but the experience is more harrowing especially if you're enduring for months. This also makes it difficult to speak, eat, and smile since the skin is usually stretched during these activities.
 Easy to remove and put back on
Invisible aligners are easy to remove and re-wear again because of the absence of adhesive. No need to worry about cement stains and tedious brushing just to ensure you'd still have pearly white teeth. Basically, you can enjoy doing regular brushing of teeth, eating, and smiling with your aligners.
 You'll see faster results
It usually takes several years for regular braces to correct crooked teeth. Your dentist would have to adjust the brackets and wires at least once a month. On the other hand, it may take fewer visits to the dental clinic once proper teeth alignment takes place. It may also take a year or even less to see the results and to have them completely removed.
 A bit pricey, but still cost-effective
Although the price of invisible braces are higher due to their design and technology involved, the results are quite fast and you'll only need fewer visits to the dentist. If you will sum up all of the expenses of both types of braces including the trips to the dentist, chances are you will save more with the invisible type.
Taking care of your teeth and spending a bit to keep them healthy and more pleasing usually require time, effort, and money. But a trip to your dentist can do wonders especially if you are given the option to use invisible or clear aligners.