Clear Aligners

Traditional braces have been around for quite a while. However, for some, they aren’t a good option since they involve metal brackets and wires on the teeth for around two years or more. Especially with adults, it can be a hard decision to try and agree to braces since they can pose a problem to a professional look. However, with clear aligners, all of the issues that traditional braces posed have been eliminated.

Clear Aligners Dr. Aaron Wildung DDS Family Dental Phoenix General, Cosmetic, Restorative, Preventative, Family Dentist in Phoenix, AZ 85021

WHAT ARE CLEAR ALIGNERS

They are like clear retainers. A mold is taken of the patient’s teeth and then a tray is constructed that will slightly adjust the teeth. When the patient’s teeth have adjusted as far as they will go with that stage, a second set of trays are adjusted even further. This allows a patient’s teeth to gradually move straighter and straighter just as they would with traditional braces.

HOW ARE CLEAR ALIGNERS DIFFERENT?

The greatest part is the fact that they’re hardly noticeable. Unlike traditional braces, they’re clear so you can hardly see them unless you’re very close in proximity to the person wearing them. On top of that, clear aligners are removable at any time which means that, if you have a meeting and want to appear as professional as possible, you can remove the aligners for the meeting. After your meeting, you can simply pop them back in.

One of the harder aspects of having traditional braces is the fact that you’re limited on many of the things you can eat since it could damage the brackets and wiring. With clear aligners, you can remove them when eating and wash them separately. This means there are no limits on what you can eat or drink and you won’t chance food getting stuck in them embarrassingly.

If you would like to see if clear aligners are right for you, visit Family Dental Phoenix or give us a call!