Misaligned, crooked, and overcrowded teeth are a challenge for your oral health. Not only do these dental problems affect your appearance, but they will create a perfect environment for bacteria to grow because of ineffective brushing. Fixing your crooked teeth is, therefore, paramount to your dental health. Although there are several orthodontic treatments that you can choose from traditional to lingual braces, clear braces seem to be the best option.
Invisalign, though used as a generic name, is a brand name of a device created with your dentine structure and shape in mind. These clear aligners similarly align your teeth as the traditional braces, only that they are invisible. The aligners offer many different benefits, such as:
One downside of the metal braces is that they trap food in between the metal wires leading to the accumulation of plaque and increasing your risk of dental decay. The clear aligners are removable, meaning you can take them off when you are eating and drinking to prevent any buildup. Additionally, they are easy to clean, which further enhances your oral hygiene.
Compared to the rest of the orthodontic treatments, clear braces are ideal for people seeking a subtle dental treatment. The braces are invisible, and you can smile without being conscious of the braces.
Not only don’t they have the metal wires, but they are designed to fit your dental structure. The metal brackets lean on your gums, causing soreness and irritation. Furthermore, when they break, they can cause soft tissue injuries and lead to more infection.
The clear aligners are made of a unique blend of plastic, and they lie snugly in the gums and not cause any discomfort.
For orthodontic treatment to be successful, it’s essential to wear clear braces for 22 hours every day. It is believed that clean aligners can offer faster results than metal braces. You can see positive results within six months, depending on your dental condition. The treatment time varies in all people, but on average, the clear aligners can take 18 to 24 months.
Contrary to popular opinion, clear aligners can correct different dental problems regardless of the severity. Whether you are struggling with crossbite, overbite, underbite, or gaps in between your jaws, the clear braces can improve the situation.
Furthermore, they can be worn by both children and adults. The braces are fitted with a blue dot that can help parents tell if the child is wearing the braces or not.
Unlike the traditional braces that need to be adjusted by the dentist, you receive different sets of clear braces that are to be worn for a 14-day interval. Each set of clear aligners moves the teeth closer to the correct position. Additionally, you will only need to visit the dentist every six to eight weeks during the cause of the treatment for assessment.
Frequently Asked Questions
Though they don’t cause any pain, the invisible brace can cause discomfort the first time they are worn, and every time you change the sets. The discomfort won’t last for long, so there’s no need for medication.
Some of the dental insurance covers cater to a part of the cost, and some won’t, so be sure to speak to your insurance providers for information. We do, however, offer a different financial plan that you can use.
Yes, you do, a retainer will help to keep the teeth in position, so they don’t fall back. The fasteners are worn for 24 hours for the first few weeks, and then at night after that.
Clear aligners deliver the same results as metal braces in a relatively short time. Visit the Open Wide Dental for more information about Invisalign treatment.
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