Things to Know Before Getting Clear Aligners

Things to Know Before Getting Clear Aligners

Posted by Eva M. Fornos on Apr 10 2023, 10:16 PM

Things to Know Before Getting Clear Aligners

Clear aligners, like retainers, are orthodontic treatments to straighten teeth with clear plastic trays. Each tray is worn for a specific time and then swapped for the next tray in the series. Many patients prefer this treatment because it offers discreet results. Since they are clear and much harder to spot than metal brackets and wires. Clear aligners are also removable, so you can take them out to brush or floss your teeth normally. This helps to ensure that your oral health stays on track throughout your treatment. Another massive benefit of this treatment option is that you only need to visit the dentist at Dentist of Miami and Orthodontics, every four to six weeks to receive a new set of aligners to continue straightening your smile. Because you receive new aligners regularly, the teeth' movements happen much faster than in traditional orthodontics. Clear aligners can straighten a patient’s smile entirely in as little as six months. They are also more comfortable than conventional braces. With metal braces, patients must avoid sticky foods or hard foods that are difficult to bite into, like apples or carrots. But with aligners, there are no special dietary restrictions. All you need to do is remove the aligners when you eat so that you can clean your teeth and eat without difficulty. Overall, clear aligners offer a practical and convenient alternative to traditional braces.

Who Is a Suitable Cadidate for Clear Aligner Treatment?

Consider a few things when deciding whether a clear aligner treatment plan is right for you. The best candidates for clear aligners usually have moderate cases of misalignment that can be addressed with orthodontic movement. Although mild cases can also be treated with clear aligners, sometimes braces may be a better solution. If you are concerned about how your smile will look after treatment, talk to your dentist about your treatment options before starting a treatment plan.

The Benefits of Clear Aligners

The most appealing benefit of clear aligner treatment is that they are invisible in your mouth. They are less visible than metal braces and are invisible to others when you wear them. This makes them an excellent option for someone that wants to straighten their smile without others noticing. They are also more hygienic than braces because you can remove them for brushing and flossing. Finally, they are more comfortable than traditional braces because the aligners are made from a smooth plastic that will not irritate your gums. Your teeth will feel great throughout your treatment.

To learn how clear aligners can help your smile, visit the Dentist of Miami and Orthodontics at 15790 SW 56th St, Miami, FL 33185, or call (305) 290-4999.

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