Teens and adults of all ages benefit from having straight teeth. Yet clunky bands and brackets are a major deterrent … clear braces provide a solution that will not only enhance your appearance but lead to changes that may improve your oral health. The benefits and advantages of ClearCorrect braces include:
As their name implies, they are clear. A transparent set of aligners are made; they work by gently shifting teeth when the aligners are updated approximately every two weeks. The patient will simply replace the aligners with the next in the series as designated by their dentist.
Clear braces are comfortable. They are made without metal; and there are no wires to poke or abrade soft oral tissues.
One of the major selling points with ClearCorrect braces is that they are removable. This is clearly an advantage over non removable metal bands and brackets. The patient can enjoy snacks and meals eating the foods they love most … there are no restrictions. Simply remove the aligners before eating, and replace when done.
In addition the patient can remove the aligners for daily oral care. Brushing and flossing with metal braces is cumbersome, and you may not reach everything trapped in those braces. But without obstruction, the patient can clean their teeth thoroughly. This will also help to eliminate dental stain known to be a problem for patients wearing metal braces.
Your six month visits with the dentist will allow your dental provider to clean and polish your teeth to keep them looking their best; a dental exam will help ensure your great dental health continues throughout your teeth straightening program.
How do ClearCorrect braces work? Your dentist will provide the laboratory technicians with all the tools they will need to fabricate the series of aligners that will shift teeth to their correct occlusion over a designated time frame.
Each aligner will fit snugly when first placed and over the next couple weeks will move teeth to fit the aligner … this process repeats until the occlusion is correct. The final step to treatment is a retainer designed to hold teeth in place until they have developed a memory of their new location.
Clear braces are a major improvement in teeth straightening, and a consultation with our dentist will get you started on a smile makeover and the path to healthier teeth and gums. Contact our office today at Lakeside Dental Solutions!