Clear braces can be used to improve your smile and straighten your teeth. They emerged in response to the growing number of adults who refused to get the treatments they needed simply because they did not want to deal with traditional metal braces.
Metal braces are oral appliances that cover up a person's teeth. They consist of metal wires and brackets that are cemented on each tooth. It often leads to children and teenagers who wear them getting teased or bullied. Adults can come up with a list of excuses to avoid having to get their teeth straightened with metal braces.
Figuring out if clear braces are right for you
Thanks to clear braces, straightening teeth no longer has to be an ordeal that leaves you with bad memories. It can now be done discreetly.
Treatment with clear braces requires the patient to wear the aligners for a minimum of 20 hours daily. Not wearing the braces consistently as directed diminishes the results of the treatment. It requires the patient to be committed for the long run because teeth straightening can last up to two years in some cases. The average treatment time with clear aligners is about a year, and certain patients can complete their teeth alignment in as little as 10 weeks.
The benefits of straightening teeth with clear braces
Improved oral health: Teeth that are poorly aligned are more difficult to clean than well-aligned teeth. This increases the patient's risk of tooth decay and gum disease, which can lead to a variety of dental issues like loose teeth or damaged enamel. Gum disease has also been linked to serious health conditions like diabetes and heart disease. Fixing poor teeth alignment can help prevent these problems
Not impacting meals: Eating with braces can be quite a challenge, as the wires and brackets tend to get in the way. People with braces end up avoiding certain foods to spare themselves from having to spend 30 minutes picking food particles off their braces. Clear aligners are removable devices, so they do not get in the way of meals. The patient takes them out before meals and continues to enjoy all their favorite dishes
More comfortable treatment: Clear braces provide more comfortable teeth straightening compared to traditional metal braces. The aligner trays are made with smooth plastic that is less likely to lead to cuts and scrapes to the soft tissues in the mouth compared to metal braces
Fixing a wide range of issues: Clear aligners can be used to fix overbites, crossbites, underbites, crowded teeth and spaces between teeth. Treatments are most effective on teeth alignment issues caused by the location of the person's teeth.
Start treatment with us
Call or visit our Chandler clinic to learn more about clear braces and to find out if these plastic aligners are right for you.
Request an appointment here: or call Impressions Dental at (480) 814-8888 for an appointment in our Chandler office.