Clear Braces Boost More Than Your Appearance
- August 2, 2016
Hello and welcome to the Gentle Dental Care Blog!
If you are an adult living in Central Connecticut who is tired of putting up with a crooked, crowded, or gapped smile, we have some great news for you. We can quickly and painlessly transform your smile, and improve your oral health with short-term clear braces!
How Does It Work?
Clear braces are a great alternative to clunky metal brackets and wires, as people traditionally think of braces. Instead of all that, this modern method makes the necessary shifts happen through a series of clear plastic aligner trays.
It basically involves a clear piece of plastic that has been custom-molded by a computer and a machine and it is designed to straighten your unique set of teeth sequentially a little bit at a time.
As such, you will wear a clear aligner for a couple of weeks and–depending on how well that is working–then you move on to the next one in the set. Your aligners can be switched out at home by you as needed, thus eliminating the need for awkward and time-consuming in-office adjustments.
Plus, your aligners are virtually invisible which means that they won’t be noticed by anyone who might be looking. No nicknames. No questions. No comments. No problems!
The aligners are also far more comfortable to wear than old-school metal braces, and they won’t cause any bleeding or mouth sores along the way.
Here’s the really cool thing: since they aren’t permanently attached to your mouth, you can pop them out at dinner time. No special diets required! And cleaning your equipment is a breeze. No special tools will be needed. Just rinse them under warm water and brush your teeth as usual.
Ultimately, unlike metal braces, you won’t have to wait 2-3 years to see the difference an orthodontic treatment will make in your smile. The length of treatment will vary from person to person, depending on the severity of misalignment and the desired results. Many adults with mild to moderate alignment issues report successful treatment results in about one year of treatment.
So, you see, clear aligners make it easy for adults to get the job done in terms of appearance. But this program also boosts your oral health by taking on some major problems.
Get Over Your Overbite
An overbite can place extra stress on your teeth and lead to worn-down or cracked teeth. Clear aligners handle your bite problems now saving you time and expense down the road.
Disperse The Crowds
Crowded teeth can actually increase your chances of developing periodontal disease. It’s true! Teeth that are too close together are difficult to keep clean. Bacteria will be able to avoid your toothbrush and dental floss. As the dangerous plaque builds up and causes inflammation and infection, tooth loss and other health issues can result. Lucky for you, aligners take care of crowding.
Close The Gaps
Gaps in your smile will be hard to miss. Worse yet, your individual teeth will not be adequately protected by the surrounding teeth as long as those spaces are there. Our aligners can help you hold onto your natural teeth by shifting things into better placement.
Let’s Make It Happen!
Have you been inspired by today’s post to take the next step towards a better-looking, healthier smile? Great!
Our leader, Dr. Peltzer, is certified to provide invisible orthodontic aligners (aka clear aligners) and has had great success with our patients. The Gentle Dental Care team is experienced at correcting alignment and bite issues and is committed to helping you get the straighter, healthier smile you have been dreaming of all these years!
Contact us today to schedule your consultation in Central Connecticut!