What do you think of when you look at your smile? Unfortunately, not everyone is blessed with perfectly aligned teeth, and as an adult, you may notice irregularities with your teeth and jaw that you want to have corrected. Living with a misaligned bite can afford your problems in the future and is a great way to correct dental issues such as this via clear aligners.
Clear aligners are a popular choice for many adults who undergo extensive dental work as an adult. While the metal train-track look is synonymous with teenagers or prepubescent youths, the clear aligner affords adults a more discreet way to correct alignment problems.
Benefits of choosing clear aligners
Needless to say, clear aligners are very discreet, meaning you can wear them with confidence that most people will be unaware of any treatment you might be having. You can get on with your day without feeling embarrassed when you open your mouth. Plus, they are easily removed, meaning if you really need to leave them out for any reason, the occasional removal is possible. But remember to put them back in as the more you wear your aligners, the better your results.
Traditional braces are notoriously uncomfortable and tricky to navigate. Clear plastic aligners are smoother and softer, meaning you get more comfort and all the function. Remove the worry about small bands of elastic cutting your mouth or food getting trapped in the tracks of metal braces. Think of them as a cover for your teeth or an extra layer of protection.
You can remove your clear aligners as and when you need to. There is no need to worry about eating with them as you can remove them to eat and brush your teeth. So no worrying about getting food stuck in your braces or being able to clean your teeth properly when using clear braces.
Clear plastic aligners are pretty low maintenance. When you remove them, you need to ensure you are learning them thoroughly. Clean and brush your aligners when you brush your teeth. Plus, as you get a new set regularly to reinforce treatment, they won’t discolor so much, meaning you don’t have to worry about them becoming stained during use.
Quicker Treatment Time
Typically people have aligners for a treatment time of around 12-18 months. In the grand scheme of things, this is relatively quick to be experiencing the type of changes you can expect from wearing braces.
Changes may take some time to note; however, your aligners are changed frequently to compound treatment and encourage changes to happen. Your dentist will discuss the treatment time they expect your dental work to take and when you can start to see results.
When you decide to start dental work using clear aligners, you must commit to this process.
You will frequently receive new aligners as your progress through your treatment, and neglecting to wear your aligners as much you need to will hinder your results.