When it comes to improving the look of your smile, many patients find that they need an orthodontic solution. While most of us think about orthodontics as traditional metal braces, we’ve found that most of our patients prefer something less visible and less conspicuous. Our clear plastic aligner options are gaining more and more popularity, and we’ve put together a list of reasons why that is.
1) There’s No Picking Required – Metal wires and brackets are food traps. After any snack or meal, you would be left picking crumbs and leftovers out of your braces. Clear plastic aligners don’t work that way. In fact, they are very easy to keep clean because all it takes is a simple scrub from your toothbrush.
2) There’s No Need For Wax – With metal wires, there’s always the risk of loose wires poking the soft tissues of your body. The only thing you can do to protect yourself is to use loads and loads of wax to protect your gums, lips, and cheeks from damage. Clear aligners don’t damage your soft tissues because the surfaces are smooth and comfortable.
3) There’s No Need to Hide – When you wear metal brackets and wires, you feel uncomfortable and tend to hide your smile during pictures and when meeting new people. Clear aligners are practically invisible, making you completely confident to smile whenever you’d like!
Changing the look of orthodontics is becoming more and more popular as people discover the many benefits of clear plastic aligners. Contact us today to learn more about the great opportunities from orthodontics. We’d love to help you find the best solution for your smile.