Advantages of Invisible Clear Aligners

Dentist holding Clear Aligner

There are a lot of choices when it comes to orthodontics. Do you go with traditional braces or invisible aligners? In a previous post, we broke down what you need to know about getting braces. Today, we are going to focus on clear teeth aligners that many people know through the brand Invisalign. This style of braces is an increasingly popular alternative to traditional metal braces.

It’s important to note that clear aligners may not be an effective option for everyone. Traditional braces are usually recommended for more complex orthodontic cases or for people with severe bite problems.

For patients that can use clear invisible aligners, we put together some details about the advantages of using a clear invisible aligner system.

Woman with a great smile

1. Appearance: Clear aligners are nearly invisible, which can make them a more attractive option for people who want to straighten their teeth without the look of metal braces. Many people think of braces as being for children, but many adults want to use them to create a beautiful smile.

Child cleaning teeth around braces

2. Removable: Clear aligners can be removed for eating, brushing, and flossing. This can make oral hygiene easier and more effective. It also means they can also be removed for special occasions (when you want to smile for photos), playing musical instruments or when playing sports.

woman removing an clear invisible aligner

3. Comfort: Clear aligners are made of a smooth plastic material, which can be more comfortable than the brackets and wires of traditional braces. They also do not have any sharp edges that can irritate the mouth.

Clear aligners with tooth model

4. Treatment time: Every orthodontics case depends on the individual because everyone has different starting points for their treatment.  Since most people who use invisible aligners have more mild to moderate cases, the length of treatment for patients with clear aligners tends to be shorter compared to those with traditional braces.

Child not liking dental office visit

5. Fewer office visits: Since no adjustments or tightening is needed for the applicance, clear aligners typically require fewer office visits than traditional braces. The clear aligners are typically changed out every two weeks, with a follow-up visit every six to eight weeks.

We have highlighted some of the advantages of clear aligners, but wanted to emphasize that those results require strict compliance in wearing them for the prescribed amount of time each day.

Overall, clear teeth aligners offer several advantages compared to traditional braces, particularly in terms of appearance and comfort.

The best way to get started it so talk with our team at Cleveland Smile Center.  We use state-of-the-art technology to take a digital scan of your mouth. This means no more messy impression material that can make you gag. This approach also allows us to create virtual models to plan and monitor your treatment. We will also record 3D Cone Beam X-Rays of your jaw and skeletal structure to achieve the most accurate results.

You can also find out more about our Orthodontic services before you schedule an appointment.

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