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5 Great Benefits of Clear Aligners

Posted on May 3, 2023

Your smile could most likely use some straightening. According to the American Association of Orthodontics, 50 – 75% of people could be helped by orthodontic treatment. There’s certainly the option of wearing braces as an adult, and there is the advantage of familiarity and simplicity to them. Clear aligners have some advantages that deserve some consideration, too. They may be one of the best modern advances in orthodontic technology. You owe it to yourself to give a clear aligner a look.

1. Near-Invisibility

As you can guess, a clear aligner is nearly invisible to the casual glance. With this invisibility, you can keep your confidence high so that no one who looks at you will guess you’re having orthodontic work done. If you’re self-conscious about getting your teeth aligned, especially into your adult years, aligners are your best bet.

2. They’re More Comfortable than Braces

This is an incredible benefit of aligners. Braces are undeniably uncomfortable. They’re metal attached to your teeth, with sharp edges that can bite and pinch into the skin of your inner cheeks. Cut cheeks and injured gums can be a common occurrence with braces.

3. They’re Removable

Because aligners take the form of plastic trays that snap in and out of your mouth, you can take them out whenever you want to eat or drink. You can eat anything with your aligners. However, you will have to remember to brush your teeth before the aligners go back in, to avoid crushing food particles against your teeth and gums, which can enhance tooth decay.

4. Easier Upkeep

Aligners being removable also makes them easier to take care of. You can take them out whenever you need to eat or brush your teeth, making it easier to keep your teeth clean throughout your treatment. With braces, there are metal brackets and wires throughout your mouth, which can have a chance of breaking or popping off during treatment. Because your aligners are removable, if they pop out you can simply click them back in, usually with your tongue.

5. Results Visible Before You Commit

Invisible aligners are designed using a scientific, computer-calculated treatment plan. You’ll be able to see a visual representation of your future smile at the beginning. From this, you can make any suggestions you think are necessary for your best smile.

With a clear aligner, you can see an image of your future smile and keep that in front of you. They’re motivational, easy to use, and comfortable. Call Bret Johnson Orthodontics today for your consultation.

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