If your teeth are not straight and you are considering having treatment, clear aligners are one option. With clear aligners, you have a convenient and discreet treatment, making it popular for many. All you have to do is to wear the aligners at least 22 hours each day. That will cause your teeth to slowly…
4 Benefits of Choosing Clear Aligners
Clear aligners are a great option for straightening teeth and correcting other minor alignment issues. Clear aligners are transparent trays that are used to gradually move a person's teeth towards better alignment.
Treatment involves getting a series of aligners that work together to get the patient's teeth to the desired position. Each set of aligner trays are worn for about two weeks, which is about the time it takes for one set of aligners to get the patient's teeth to a position where the next set in the series can take over.
Clear aligners can be used to fix orthodontic uses like overbites, overjets, underbites, crossbites and spaces between teeth. These devices are most effective on alignment problems caused by abnormal teeth positioning.
Metal braces have been used to straighten teeth for over a century, but these devices are becoming less popular as more discreet ways to straighten teeth are starting to emerge, such as clear aligners.
Reasons to choose clear aligners
Below, are some of the reasons why a growing number of people prefer to have their teeth straightened with clear aligners instead of traditional metal braces.
1. Hard to notice
Clear aligners are made from transparent plastics, so they are rarely noticed when worn. The aligners fit tightly on the patient's teeth and it allows them to display their smile as their teeth begin to move towards a better position.
The same cannot be said for metal braces, which are made up of metal wires and brackets. These components cover up most of the patient's teeth.
2. Increased comfort
Metal braces are permanently fixed in place and that can lead to a variety of issues. For example, people who opt for clear aligners can easily remove their aligners whenever they wish. It allows them to continue to enjoy all of their favorite foods and it does not hinder their ability to clean their teeth. Also, people with clear aligners can take a break whenever their teeth need one, however, breaks should next extend past three hours a day.
3. Increased safety
The metal brackets and wires that come with metal braces can easily scratch and puncture soft tissues in the mouth like the cheeks and gums. Clear braces are designed to be comfortable and smooth as they do not have sharp edges that can lead to cuts and irritation.
Also, clear aligners do not lead to the demineralization of teeth like metal braces are prone to do.
4. Shorter treatment
Clear braces deliver more precise force to the patient's teeth and that sometimes shortens the length of the patient's treatment. The average length of treatment with clear aligners is about a year, while patients who get metal braces might have to use them for up to three years.
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