Did you know that clear aligners are a great alternative to braces? With clear aligners, you get features and benefits that you cannot have with traditional braces.
A bright smile with uniform teeth is beautiful, and everyone wants one. If your teeth are crooked or you have gaps between your teeth, you might be looking for a way to correct that. Clear aligners are an orthodontic treatment that can give you that bright and straight smile. They are an alternative to wire braces. They can correct overbite and underbites, among other moderate issues with teeth.
Clear aligners need to be prescribed by your dentist. The dentist custom makes aligners fitted to your specific oral issues. Clear aligners have several benefits; some of them are:
Invisibility is one of the most marketed features of clear aligners like Invisalign® and ClearCorrect®. While eliminating the need for wires and brackets, these clear aligners are almost invisible.
Invisibility in teeth appliances can be a very desirable feature, especially for teens and children. Most teens wearing braces report difficulty trying to fit in with other teens. This might lead to teens developing issues like depression and low self-esteem. Wearing clear aligners for teens means they can smile more freely and have confidence in their outlook.
If you are an adult with an occupation that requires interacting with people, a smile can be your best tool. A smile displays approachability, trustworthiness, and friendliness. Clear aligners help you achieve these and give you confidence.
When wearing clear aligners, you do not have any food restrictions. It is because you take out your aligners when eating. Braces and brackets limit the types of foods that you can eat.
Misaligned teeth can cause other dental problems with your oral health. Skewed teeth can grind over each other and cause enamel damage. Misaligned teeth also predispose you to gum disease. Mild gum disease is also called gingivitis, while the advanced form is periodontitis. Clear aligners help fix misaligned teeth and protect you from such oral issues.
Food does not get stuck on the clear aligners because you remove them when eating. When it comes to dental hygiene, you can remove the aligners and brush your teeth, and floss just like you usually do. You do not have to be careful of wires and brackets that might get damaged by the toothbrush. If you want to clean your aligners, you can use a solution that cleans them perfectly.
Issues such as discoloration can lead to embarrassment since it does not respond to routine whitening procedures. You do not have to worry about these while correcting your smile with clear aligners.
Clear aligners reduce the time it takes to correct a smile by almost half compared to traditional braces. It takes about 12 months to treat an alignment issue, while it will take up to two years with metal braces. The treatment time may vary depending on the alignment issue the dentist is correcting.
For more on the benefits of clear aligners, visit Castro Valley Dentistry at call (510) 674-0900 to reach our office in Castro Valley, California.