Benefits Of Clear Aligners
Fountain Valley, CA
If you crave a perfect smile, but do not want to wear conventional wire-filled braces for months or even years, clear dental aligners may be a better option for you. They are a comfortable and discreet treatment to straighten your teeth. Furthermore, with popular and trusted brands like Invisalign, these appliances can offer a unique design while also being completely efficient. At Bijan Family Dental Practice, we are pleased to offer the best quality in clear aligners, and are glad to explain some of their benefits to you.
This is definitely its most obvious benefit. They are not just discreet, they are virtually undetectable, and completely eliminate the need for wires and metals. Some aligners with a not-so-graceful aesthetic can negatively affect the self-esteem of adolescents and children, thus affecting their social life. Therefore, young people who wear clear aligners feel more comfortable with themselves throughout the treatment and are not afraid to smile while wearing them.
In the case of adults, especially those with businesses and jobs that require public relations, the smile is a fundamental aspect of their appearance, making them look more trustworthy and friendly. In this sense, clear aligners are a perfect option for those who want to smile confidently.
When you use clear aligners, you can remove them whenever you consider it necessary, unlike traditional braces, which even limit your diet to soft, non-sticky foods. The recommendation is, obviously, that you wear your aligners for as many hours as possible, the optimum being 22 hours a day; but when eating, the ability to remove your aligners will prove helpful.
In addition to removing your aligners to eat, they allow you to remove them for oral hygiene to clean and brush your teeth, including your gums. This is one of its most praised advantages over braces, as with them, you must juggle in order to clean all the wires efficiently.
Prevention of Wounds And Chronic Conditions
A misaligned tooth can have negative effects on your health, such as causing injuries to your oral tissue by wires that protrude inward, resulting in very uncomfortable wounds. You may even have trouble speaking or have headaches from your teeth. With clear aligners, you can correct these problems without sacrificing the aesthetics of your smile.
Less Troublesome than Metal Braces
Metal braces come with a host of side effects that we can avoid with clear aligners. Among the main disadvantages of these traditional dental braces, we have oral abrasions, which are wounds that are created in the oral mucosa as a result of loose or broken wires. With invisible aligners that feature no cables or wires, this problem disappears.
Another common problem is that flossing becomes troublesome. It is no secret that the correct use of dental floss when using metal braces is a challenge. As a result, some patients even choose not to floss at all. With the ease that the invisible aligners can be removed, this problem is solved, and patients are free to floss as they normally would.
Reduced Treatment Duration
When you wear clear aligners, your treatment can be cut in half compared to when you wear metal braces. Twelve months are usually enough to align your teeth. If you are interested in this type of treatment, do not hesitate to visit our offices at Bijan Family Dental Practice. Please contact us at to schedule your appointment today.