Updated: Jul 28, 2022
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WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT CLEAR ALIGNERS
If your teeth are crooked and in need of alignment, but the idea of traditional wire dental braces is preventing you from seeking treatment, you’ll be happy to learn that there are other options available that do not require a metal-filled mouth.
Thanks to advances in dental and orthodontic technology, clear aligners, or clear braces, are custom made to fit your teeth and are designed to be nearly undetectable, whilst still performing the same gradual readjustment of your smile as traditional braces would. In this blog, we’ll take a closer look at these transparent solutions.
CLEARING THINGS UP WITH CLEAR ALIGNERS
Known as ‘invisible braces’, clear aligners offer a convenient choice for eligible patients looking to correct the position of their teeth with a more aesthetically pleasing appearance. Hence the name, these braces provide an aesthetic alternative to traditional metal braces with their bulky and noticeable metal wires and brackets. They are created using advanced computer technology that predicts tooth movement, which helps slowly and effectively straighten teeth. In addition, aligners can also be removed, making it easier to eat and clean your teeth than it would be with traditional braces.
WHY PATIENTS ARE CHOOSING CLEAR ALIGNERS
Invisible braces are becoming a popular orthodontic treatment for adults and teenagers with out-of-alignment teeth. In addition to a clear appearance, invisible braces are more comfortable and safer for your teeth than traditional braces. For older individuals who are seeking treatment for crooked teeth but do not want to wear traditional metal braces, invisible braces can treat these common orthodontic conditions:
Gaps between teeth
TYPES OF CLEAR ALIGNERS
There are many kinds of clear, cosmetic braces offered by family dental and orthodontic practices. However, clear aligners are typically what most dentists and orthodontists recommend to patients. Clear aligners are a series of invisible aligners that are customized to fit the teeth. This option is minimally invasive, rarely causes irritation, and lacks the brackets and wires that can cause pain or discomfort. What’s more, these can be removed for eating, drinking, and cleaning your teeth and the duration of treatment is much faster than when compared to its traditional metal counterparts.
When it comes to clear aligners, there are two options that are recommended most: ClearCorrect and Invisalign. Both options offer removable clear aligners to straighten patients’ teeth slowly but effectively over time. While the two options do have some differences, they are both unobtrusive, discreet, nearly invisible, and can help you achieve a straight and beautiful smile.
GET CLEAR ALIGNERS AT APEX DENTAL
If you’re interested in straightening your teeth with clear aligners, contact Apex Dental. We use both Invisalign and ClearCorrect braces at our Clover office to correct patient’s overcrowded teeth, misaligned teeth, gapped teeth, and bite problems including overbite, open bite, crossbite, and underbites. Our dentists will evaluate your teeth and talk about any problems or goals you have for your smile. Once we establish that clear aligners are the right treatment option for you, we will take impressions, photos, and x-rays of your teeth needed to manufacture your custom aligners. To schedule a consultation and figure out if you are a good candidate for clear aligners, contact us today!