Clear dental braces, also known as clear aligners, are a type of orthodontic treatment that uses transparent, removable aligners to straighten teeth. They are an alternative to traditional metal braces and are popular for their discreet appearance and convenience.
Traditional wire and bracket braces are not the only options to consider when you want straight teeth. You can use clear dental braces for more comfort and enjoy the same level of effectiveness, even if you are an adult. These braces are not for children or teenagers only as was the norm initially. They are very discreet, which is perfect for the workplace environment. You do not have to worry about colleagues or business partners judging you when you wear braces as an adult.
Clear dental braces use a series of custom-made aligners that are designed to gradually move your teeth into the desired position. Each aligner is worn for a specific duration, typically around two weeks, before being replaced with the next one in the series. The aligners exert gentle, controlled forces on your teeth, gradually shifting them into alignment.
Clear aligners are usually made from a transparent, medical-grade plastic material such as polyurethane or polyethylene. This material makes them virtually invisible when worn, allowing you to straighten your teeth without drawing attention to your orthodontic treatment.
Before starting clear dental braces treatment, your dentist or orthodontist will conduct a thorough examination of your teeth and jaws. They will take impressions, X-rays, and photographs to create a 3D digital model of your teeth. Using specialized software, they will plan the movement of your teeth throughout the treatment and create a series of aligners tailored to your specific needs.
Other than aiming for an exceptional smile, getting the clear braces also solves problems like the inability of the teeth to chew food properly.
We understand how crooked teeth can have adverse effects on your daily routines. For instance, they can gather more plaque because the misalignment makes it harder to reach some areas when brushing. That can impact overall dental health. Our specialists will make the situation better in the most effective way possible.
For clear dental braces to be effective, it is crucial to wear the aligners for the recommended amount of time each day, usually 20-22 hours. Failure to comply with wearing instructions may prolong the treatment duration or affect the desired outcome.
During the course of your treatment, you will have periodic check-ups with your dentist or orthodontist. They will monitor your progress, make any necessary adjustments, and provide you with new sets of aligners as your teeth move.
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