At Greater Dental Health, clear aligners are custom-made plastic trays that straighten teeth like braces. However, instead of being attached to your teeth with wires and brackets, they fit over your teeth to gradually move them into the desired position. Children and adults can use these as an alternative to traditional metal braces. Clear aligners work the same way as traditional braces but are less noticeable. The aligners can be removed for eating, cleaning your teeth, and other reasons, so you don’t have to worry about feeling restricted as you do with traditional braces. They also allow you to maintain your regular brushing routine since you can use the aligner to clean your teeth. Since no wires or brackets are involved, clear aligners are also more comfortable than traditional braces. They won’t irritate the cheeks or the gums, so you feel more comfortable wearing them. At Greater Dental Health, we offer Invisalign and OrthoFX clear aligners.
What Conditions Can Clear Aligners Treat?
Orthodontic treatment using Invisalign and OrthoFX clear aligners is an orthodontic treatment that uses removable plastic dental plates known as clear aligners to gradually move teeth into their proper position without braces or wires. Clear aligners can correct many issues with teeth as braces, such as crowding, spacing, and misalignments, including underbites, overbites, and crossbites. They are also effective for treating certain types of malocclusions. The time clear aligner takes for your teeth to be transformed into their preferred positions will depend on your specific needs and the severity of your case.
The Benefits of Clear Aligners
They Are Removable and Easy to Clean
Unlike traditional braces that are glued to your teeth and can’t be removed, clear aligners can be removed whenever you eat or drink. You can remove them before brushing and flossing and then put them back in when you’re done. This is an excellent option for people who often find food stuck in their teeth with traditional braces. In addition, they are much easier to clean than traditional braces. Brush them like your natural teeth to keep them clean and bacteria-free. You can also take them out to soak them in a solution after meals to remove any lingering debris from your meal.
There Are No Brackets or Wires
One of the most significant downsides of traditional braces is that they are bracketed and use wires that can break or become loose with regular use. This can be uncomfortable, painful, and embarrassing since it can make it difficult to speak normally. These awkward moments can be avoided with clear aligners since no wiring is involved in the treatment process. Instead, Invisalign uses custom-fit trays that fit directly over your teeth and gradually move them into the correct position over time.
The clear aligner is a lightweight plastic appliance customized to fit snugly over your teeth. To learn more about clear aligners, visit Greater Dental Health at 5210 Town Center Blvd Suite 310, Floor 2, Peachtree Corners, GA 30092, or call (470) 508-0044.