Many adults missed out on orthodontics as a child and wondered if it was too late. However, you can straighten your teeth at any point in your life. Many of our adult patients love the discretion offered by clear aligner treatment. It’s a convenient and faster way of getting the smile you always wanted. Both teens and adults love this modern alternative to orthodontics. Here are some of the top reasons why clear aligners are an excellent choice to improve your smile:
Traditional metal braces are obvious and can be awkward for professional adults. Instead, clear aligners are nearly invisible. The aligners are made from smooth, transparent plastic that blends seamlessly over your teeth. Most people won’t even notice them. That means you can pursue orthodontic treatment with confidence. You can continue your normal work and social activities without feeling self-conscious about unsightly braces.
One of the biggest benefits of clear aligners is that you can remove them. You can take them out to enjoy a meal, drink a beverage other than water, or practice oral hygiene. It makes it much easier to keep your teeth and aligners free of germs. Plus, they are easy to put back in your mouth. Although, it’s important to remember you need to wear them for about 20 to 22 hours daily.
The thin clear plastic is smooth and comfortable to wear. You’ll avoid the brackets and wires that can irritate your mouth when you have metal braces. With clear aligners, you’ll only feel slight pressure when you wear them. The aligners won’t bother your mouth since they fit snugly over your teeth. You’ll have minimal discomfort throughout your entire treatment.
In many cases, clear aligners can straighten teeth quicker than metal braces. The average treatment time is 12 to 18 months, significantly shorter than the several years required for conventional orthodontics. Your clear aligners will realign your teeth into position precisely and efficiently. However, we’ll review the time you can expect during your consultation since every patient is different.
With clear aligners, you won’t need monthly adjustments like with braces. Aligners are produced in advance, so you only need occasional check-ins. Usually, we only need to see you every six weeks or so for a quick checkup to make sure everything is going smoothly. Everything else is handled by you at home. It makes it one of the most convenient methods of correcting alignment issues. Best of all, you won’t have to deal with uncomfortable wire adjustments.
If you want to improve your smile as an adult, clear aligners offer many benefits over conventional metal braces. With clear aligners, you can straighten your teeth discreetly and comfortably.
Wondering if you are a good candidate for this procedure? Call Mayfair Family Dentistry today at 414-519-6724 for an appointment in Wauwatosa, WI. You can also request an appointment online.