The Advantages of Clear Braces

By Hidden Lakes Dental Care, PC
December 01, 2015
Category: Oral Health
Tags: clear braces  

One of the most acclaimed advancements in dental technology is clear braces; these thin, plastic trays work the same way traditional clear bracesmetal braces do, only with several advantages. Learn more about why Dr. Charles Crowl and Dr. Kathryn Bachinski, dentists at Hidden Lakes Dental Care in Boilingbrook, Illinois, often recommend clear aligner braces to their patients who want straighter teeth.

They're more comfortable than metal braces.

Where traditional wires and brackets have sharp edges that can be uncomfortable - even downright painful - clear aligner braces are made of smooth, flexible plastic. There's also no need for your Boilingbrook dentist to "tighten" them every month the way traditional braces require; wearing them approximately 20 to 22 hours each day spaces out the pressure evenly and only requires a new aligner for adjustment every few weeks.

They're barely noticeable compared to traditional braces.

With clear braces, the nicknames "brace-face" and "metal-mouth" are a distant memory. Your custom clear aligners fit snugly against your teeth, many people won't even notice you're wearing braces. And considering how lightweight they are, you might forget as well!

They're just as effective as metal braces.

For people with mild to moderate gaps, overlaps, and crowding, clear aligners produce the same results as traditional metal wires, without all the hassles mentioned above. The gentle pressure that the aligners apply to the teeth moves them into position much like metal braces do.

They don't limit your diet.

People who have worn traditional braces remember having to avoid eating apples, corn on the cob, and anything sticky or chewy for fear of dislodging their framework. However, with clear aligner braces, you can enjoy all your favorite foods simply by removing them while eating or drinking, and then replacing them after brushing.

An evaluation with your Boilingbrook dentist will help determine if clear aligner braces will work for you. Younger patients and those who have severe crowding may benefit from other methods. If you'd like to learn more about these amazing aligners, contact Hidden Lakes Dental Care today!