Clear braces are an orthodontic treatment that has increased in popularity in recent years. With clear braces, your teeth are gradually moved via transparent aligner trays that are custom-fitted to your mouth. This type of braces is an attractive option for many adults due to the fact that they look natural and are easier to maintain than metal braces.
The Benefits of Clear Braces
Clear aligners are ideal braces for adults, as metal braces are visible and can have an impact on your confidence level. In addition to aesthetics, here are a few other benefits of clear braces:
- You can remove them to eat or for special occasions, so you can chew and speak normally when needed.
- The aligners are removed before brushing and flossing your teeth, allowing you to reach every area of the mouth and gums and reducing the risk of periodontal disease. Metal braces impede the brushing and flossing process and require more care.
- There are no wires or metal parts to irritate the inside of your mouth.
- The price is comparable to that of metal braces.
Clear braces must be worn for approximately 22 hours a day in order to work. This commitment should be taken into account when deciding if clear aligners are right for you. In addition, not every adult is eligible for clear braces. An orthodontist will be able to tell you if clear braces would be effective in your particular situation.
If you’re interested in clear braces, our staff would be happy to help. Give our office a call to book a consultation with one of our dentists today!