In many fields, technology has grown by leaps and bounds. Most people still imagine the traditional treatment with metal braces in orthodontics. This is understandable because most people have seen or used traditional braces. However, clear aligners provide many benefits over traditional braces for correcting flawed smiles. The following reasons will provide insight into why people increasingly choose clear aligners over traditional braces.
Invisible and Undetectable:
The visibility of traditional braces may be an important obstacle if you wish to improve the appearance of your smile. You don’t want to go to work or school for months with a metal in your mouth, which may be uncomfortable and embarrassing. Clear aligners allow you to properly straighten your smile without anyone being able to see your trays. Moreover, your aligner trays are customized to fit correctly over your teeth.
Traditional braces, such as metal braces, are noticeable, which has caused adults to regret wearing metal braces not just to this extent but also technically because of the food caught between the brackets, which takes away from the overall appearance. Clear trays have changed the way people think by providing the option of wearing braces and removing them at any time.
Simple to Remove:
Remove your aligner trays and get on with your life for significant events, special occasions, and even ordinary meals! You can eat whatever you want when you use clear aligners, unlike when you wear braces. Wear your aligners for at least 22 hours daily to achieve the best possible straightening results.
Traditional braces treatment might be uncomfortable. Monthly adjustments can cause tooth discomfort. Brackets can cause painful sores in your mouth by rubbing against the soft tissues. Wires that burst or break might puncture your cheeks or lips. These concerns do not exist with clear aligners. When you transition to a new aligner, you may experience discomfort, but it will pass soon.
Better Oral Health:
You should remove your clear aligners to brush and floss your teeth. This can be done in the same way that you would brush and floss regularly. You won’t have to worry about navigating around brackets or beneath wires, which reduces your chances of developing cavities and gum disease. Clear aligners can enhance your dental health in ways other than preventing cavities and gum disease. Bruxism, a condition in which you grind and bite your teeth, is a common issue caused by crooked teeth. Bruxism can cause TMJ pain, making eating, speaking, or even opening your mouth difficult.
You don’t have to come into the office as frequently for tune-ups and check-ins as you would with braces when you use clear aligners. When you come in for a visit, they will check on your progress, answer any questions you may have, and give you the next few sets of aligners in the series that will gradually move and straighten your smile over weeks and months.
Reduce Treatment Times:
Traditional braces can take two to three years to obtain the desired results. Clear aligners cut treatment time in half. Most patients receive full outcomes in 9 to 15 months, with many seeing them in less than a year.
Metal braces include many dental devices such as brackets, elastics, and a painful metal wire that can occasionally be poky to the cheeks or tongue. This can result in severe pain and discomfort inside the mouth. It is also an open invitation for bacteria because the food eaten is caught on the brackets, which can lead to decay and gum disease. Cleaning is required in this situation, and cleaning becomes lazy after each meal. However, aligners are designed to be easy to wear, remove, and take care of discomfort.
Detailed Treatment Plan:
To find out if you’re a candidate for clear aligners, you’ll need to arrange a consultation with ClearPath. During your appointment, our dentist will assist you in weighing the benefits and drawbacks of clear aligners on metal braces. If you are a good candidate for aligners, he will develop a complete treatment plan to improve your smile’s look and condition. You’ll know how long to wear aligners and what outcomes to expect.
Knowing What You Will Receive:
The best part about aligner treatment is that it is planned and done digitally, which means that orthodontists take digital impressions of patients and plan treatment accordingly. This gives them an accurate plan to track and follow up without mistakes. It also gives them a preview of what is to come. Such benefits cannot be expected in treating metal braces because the impression is taken physically, which may not produce the desired effect. As a result, don’t hesitate or put off enjoying your smile with ClearPath now!