Clear braces are here to stay! Clear braces bring your teeth into proper alignment but make orthodontic treatment less conspicuous. You are left with a beautiful new smile when the treatment is finished. Clear braces are available at Sundance Dental & Orthodontics in Rio Rancho and Farmington NM.
Clear braces are an increasingly popular orthodontic option due to their aesthetic appeal. With minimal visibility, it won’t interfere with your appearance during treatment. In addition, they offer additional comfort and more adjustability than metal braces, making them an excellent choice for those looking for a discrete way to straighten their teeth. Moreover, clear braces are often seen as easier to clean than traditional metal ones and may be more comfortable for those with sensitive gums and nerves.
The proper name for clear braces is “aligners.” They look a lot like an athlete’s mouthguard. You wear a series of them to put pressure on your teeth, which brings them into alignment. Each set of aligners is worn from one to two weeks before you go to a new set. The new set changes the alignment slightly, so you have an ideal bite in time.
They must be worn for at least twenty-two hours each day to get the best results, although that time may vary slightly from one patient to the next. The total number of aligners each patient needs varies, too.
Some of the benefits of clear braces:
- They’re inconspicuous. People just a few feet away from you may not even realize you’re wearing them.
- They are removable. As noted, they must be worn most of the time. But you can take them out for meals, floss, and brush before bed.
- No metal in your mouth!
- Improved Oral Hygiene
- Cost-Effective Solution
Remember, the goal of aligners, or any braces for that matter, is to ensure your top and bottom teeth fit together properly. You have to do your part. It may be tempting to remove them sometimes, but it is in your best interest to wear your aligners for the recommended time, which usually includes while you sleep.
To find out whether clear braces are right for you, please call us at Sundance Dental & Orthodontics in Rio Rancho and Farmington NM to schedule a consultation. Other services include family dentistry. Schedule an appointment with us today.