Clear aligners are a type of orthodontic appliance used to straighten teeth. They’re similar to traditional metal braces, except they’re made of clear plastic rather than metal wires and brackets. Because of this, they’re much less noticeable than conventional braces. However, they require the same amount of care as metal braces.
At Omana Orthodontics, clear aligners are commonly used for minor or moderately complex cases, particularly those that don’t require extensive adjustments over time. They work well for patients who want to straighten their teeth but don’t want to flash a metal smile whenever they open their mouths. These appliances are also removable, which makes it easy to take them out while eating, brushing, and flossing. This can help patients maintain good oral hygiene and avoid cavities and gum disease. They must be cleaned regularly and carefully to prevent damage or breakage. Patients must wear clear aligners all day except when eating and cleaning their teeth. It’s also important to remember that these aligner trays must be worn exactly as prescribed by your orthodontist. If they’re not fitted correctly, they won’t work properly. In some cases, patients must return to the office to have their clear aligners refitted.
Plastic trays called aligners are worn over the teeth to shift their position over time gradually. The aligners are made of smooth, BPA-free plastic, so they are safe to wear in the mouth. Each aligner is designed to move specific teeth and to be worn for a particular amount of time before moving on to the next one in the series. Clear aligners are removable and conveniently taken out for eating and cleaning. They can also be removed temporarily during special occasions or when taking pictures or videos for treatment progress monitoring. Unlike traditional braces, clear aligners are designed to be more comfortable and easier to wear because they are custom-made to fit your mouth. They are also virtually invisible when worn, so people may not even notice you’re wearing them!
Clear aligner therapy is a modern orthodontic option that uses a series of custom-made, removable plastic trays to shift your teeth into proper alignment gently. The aligners are nearly invisible when worn and are used to straighten teeth as an alternative to traditional metal braces. The primary benefit of clear aligners is that they’re much more discreet than traditional braces. Patients also love not sticking to a special diet or worrying about food getting stuck in their teeth during meals. Another benefit of clear aligners is that there’s no need to worry about cleaning around brackets and wires. Remove your aligners before eating a meal or brushing and flossing your teeth. Head to our Invisalign page to learn more about this modern treatment!
Clear aligners are an excellent option for adults who want to straighten their teeth discreetly. To find out if they’re right for you, visit Omana Orthodontics at 77 S 700 E Suite #250, SLC, UT 84102, or call (801) 359-4151.