The aligners must be worn throughout the treatment with each stage applying gentle pressure to move the teeth one step at a while to the desired position. Clear aligners are a popular choice for traditional metal braces.
This means that people can’t see you trying to straighten your teeth. Braces, on the other hand, are visible and appear like metal bars around your teeth. Clear aligners are a better alternative to braces. Adults can be embarrassed by braces in their mouths so they’re best avoided.
- Comprehensive Treatment Planning
To determine if your teeth are suitable for clear aligners, you will need to consult a dentist. Dentist will show you the advantages and disadvantages of clear aligners compared to metal braces during your appointment.
This will allow you to know how long teeth aligners will be needed and the results you can expect.
- With Discreet Aligners, Feel Confident
If you are worried about feeling self-conscious wearing traditional metal braces, aligners may be a good option. Our clear plastic orthodontic aligners fit comfortably against your teeth and are easy to clean. Your aligners are invisible to others unless you are standing very close.
Clear aligners can also be useful if you are in a public-facing position or need to make an impression.
- Enjoy Your Favorite Foods
Clear aligners can be removed, so you can continue to eat your favorite foods while you undergo orthodontic treatment. This is a different approach than what we advise patients with metal braces, who must avoid sticky or difficult-to-eat foods.
Clear aligner patients should brush their teeth only after they eat. They risk staining the aligners and increasing their likelihood of tooth decay.
It is not a good idea to leave food and bacteria behind on your teeth for long periods. This can be avoided by brushing your teeth. When you are away from home, you can simply take a toothbrush and toothpaste along with you.
- Keep Your Mouth Clean And Healthy By Practicing Good Oral Hygiene
It is easier to practice good dental hygiene if you can remove your aligners and brush your teeth. Patients who have metal braces must put more effort into maintaining a healthy smile. They must thread floss under each bracket to keep their smiles healthy.
If a patient has neglected to maintain their oral hygiene, staining may be visible when they have their metal braces removed. You may also find other problems such as gum disease or cavities.
- Avoid Painful Mouth Sores
Your cheeks may be irritated by metal brackets or wires. Clear aligners are made from smooth plastic, which is a good thing. Because they are made from smooth plastic, they are less likely to irritate your soft tissues. This greatly reduces the chance of developing painful sores in your mouth during orthodontic treatment.
- Straighten Your Teeth In As Little As 12 To 18 Months
Many patients are uncertain about orthodontic treatment, as they worry about the time it will take. Understandably, some patients might need longer treatment to correct bite problems or bring their jaw forward.
Clear aligners are usually required for a 12- to 18-month treatment. The complexity of your case will determine the length of your treatment. Your progress will also depend on how often you wear your aligners, which should be at least 20-22 hours per day.
- Improve Your Oral Health
Plaque loves hiding where toothbrush bristles cannot reach. Plaque can build up in places like between crooked or crowded teeth. The plaque will be less likely to hide once we can straighten your teeth. You’ll find it easier to floss and brush your teeth, so you can have a healthy smile all your life.