Yes, they are! For simple orthodontic cases, clear aligners are a great substitute to metal braces.
Ideal for adults who want to improve their smile, sans the use of bulky, traditional metal braces. These discrete removable clear aligners are the ideal solution, they are essentially undetectable photos or when engaging in normal conversation!
The greatest benefits of clear braces:
- Simple treatment
- Comfortable than metal braces
and most importantly,
Who is a candidate for clear braces?
If you have crooked, crowded, protruding or gapped teeth, clear aligners will work well for you! Approximately 60% of orthodontic patients are candidates for clear aligners. However, there are more complicated cases, where the clear aligners will not be the ideal option and traditional braces would have to be considered.
Factors to consider with clear braces
Here are some factors to consider before making the decision to go ahead with clear aligners:
- To be effective they MUST be worn for at least 22 hours a day. This is a commitment you must make, if you are forgetful, you will not achieve the outcomes you expect.
- You will need to remove your aligners when consuming any food or drinking (except if it’s just water). If you are a coffee-drinker all day every day, clear aligners might not be an ideal solution for you.
- While easier to clean your teeth than regular braces, you MUST brush your teeth after EACH meal or drink (before putting your aligners back on).
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If you are looking for the freedom and convenience that clear aligners offer, book an obligation free consultation with one of our experienced and friendly dentists today!
We will consider all your oral health goals and create a dental plan to you really smiling!
Book an appointment and talk to our experienced team about our clear braces options today.