When it comes to straightening crooked teeth, a process known as orthodontic treatment, you may not realize how many choices you have in your treatment. For example, many patients are surprised to learn that they can correct their tooth misalignment and enjoy healthier, straighter smiles without having to wear the traditional metal braces that most people are used to. With the right system of clear orthodontic aligners, orthodontic treatment can be a much more convenient, comfortable, and discreet process than you might expect.
The fact that they’re clear
Clear aligners are, as their name suggests, clear and virtually invisible. Crafted from biocompatible, BPA-free acrylic, the clear aligners can precisely conform to the size, shape, and contours of your teeth, making them nearly undetectable when in place. While appearance isn’t the biggest factor in your need for orthodontic treatment, it can be a significant one, and some patients may hesitate to seek traditional orthodontic treatment because of how braces may make their smiles look. With clear, more discreet aligners, that concern is non-existent, and more patients can be encouraged to seek the treatment they need without hesitating.
They’re also more comfortable
Next to the appearance of traditional braces, the comfort level of wearing brackets and wires can also be a deterrent to some patients who need orthodontic treatment. Clear aligners are designed as single appliances and don’t rely on the use of brackets or wires, making them a more comfortable and convenient solution, as well. The process by which clear aligners straighten your teeth can also be more comfortable. Instead of tightening a wire to apply pressure to your teeth, aligners are made specifically to promote the comfortable movement of your teeth through their innovative design. As your treatment progresses, you simply change your current aligners for the next ones in the series once they’ve completed their intended phase of movement.
They make treatment more convenient
Comfort throughout your orthodontic treatment is important, and aside from the physical construction of the aligners compared to braces, this comfort includes how they impact your daily life. For example, when you need brush and floss your teeth, or eat a meal or snack, you can temporarily remove your aligners to make the process simple and convenient. You won’t have to work around your braces, and the risks of causing damage to your appliance is significantly lower.
Learn about the benefits of clear aligners
Clear orthodontic aligners can be highly effective at straightening crooked teeth, and they can provide a number of different benefits for your treatment. To learn more, schedule an appointment by calling Creekside Family Dental Care in Columbia, TN, today at (931) 388–3384.