Crowded or misaligned teeth or extra spaces between your teeth can lower your self-esteem. Clear aligners straighten your smile while blending in with your natural teeth. Their discrete form makes them an ideal treatment, especially for adults. Andrey Gaiduchik DDS can take digital impressions of teeth and make personalized aligners that fit snugly, minimizing discomfort. The following are reasons to consider clear aligners:
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Clear aligners are made from clear materials, making it difficult for people to tell you you are undergoing orthodontic treatment. As a result, you can smile and laugh without feeling embarrassed about your appearance. Traditional braces can interfere with your ability to eat as food can lodge in one of the wires, causing discomfort. On the other hand, clear aligners allow you to eat your favorite foods without food getting stuck, as you can remove them before eating. Also, these aligners are easy to clean, minimizing your risk of gum disease and cavities.
Reduced office visits
When you get traditional braces, you may need to visit your provider after every six weeks for adjustments. Clear aligners use advanced technology like digital modeling and 3D scanning, enabling your provider to develop a precise treatment plan that requires fewer visits. This treatment is especially beneficial if you have a busy schedule and cannot afford multiple orthodontic appointments. After your first appointment, your orthodontist will give you a set of aligners you will change every two weeks to accommodate the changes without visiting the dental facility.
It can take a long time for braces to provide the desired results. In contrast, clear aligners can provide real-time results within a few months. This is because these orthodontic devices are designed to shift your teeth into their original position, and you can monitor your progress. Towards the end of your treatment, your orthodontist may show your final results using 3D imaging technology. The real-time feedback can motivate you to continue with your treatment as you can see your progress, increasing your anticipation for the final results.
Treat a variety of cases
Clear aligners can treat various orthodontic issues, including extra spaces between your teeth, crowded teeth, and crooked teeth. Additionally, these devices can address more complex issues such as crossbite, overbite, and underbite. The ability to customize these devices allows for precise shifting of teeth, giving you a symmetrical smile in the long run. Also, your provider may recommend wearing your aligners for at least 20-22 hours daily. This constant pressure against your teeth and customization makes clear aligners an excellent treatment for various orthodontic problems.
Unlike metal braces which are fixed, you can easily remove your clear aligners when brushing your teeth or eating. This makes it possible to meticulously clean your teeth and aligners, reducing your risk for dental problems. Additionally, you can remove these devices when engaging in contact sports to prevent mouth injuries and during special events such as weddings.
Traditional braces can be uncomfortable due to the wires rubbing against your gums and other soft tissues in your mouth. Alternatively, your provider can customize your aligners, preventing unnecessary discomfort.
Call Dr. Gaiduchik or book an appointment online for more information about clear aligners.