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Clear aligners represent leading-edge technology in the world of orthodontics. Used to, the only way to achieve straight teeth was by getting metal braces. Braces have become a right of passage for many teens, although adults tend to avoid orthodontics because they worry about how they will be perceived with metal in their mouth. Suitable for teens and adults, clear aligners represent a discreet way of getting straighter teeth without people noticing. Today on the blog, find out what it is like to straighten your teeth with clear aligners and see if this orthodontic treatment is right for you.
One of the most significant benefits of clear orthodontic aligners is that they are discreet. The aligners fit over your teeth and are clear. While it’s not necessarily going to look like there’s absolutely nothing in your mouth, the aligners are much more discreet than a bunch of metal brackets and wires. And since the aligners are removable, you could theoretically take them out for special occasions, like a public speaking engagement, or for photographs. However, it is recommended that you wear your aligners for at least 22 hours a day to stay on track with your treatment plan.
Orthodontic aligners are made of plastic and are smooth. Therefore, you won’t have to worry about any objects poking or scraping your mouth or tongue. Our orthodontic patients report that their aligners are quite comfortable, aside from minor discomfort experienced when switching to a new set. Each set of aligners is designed to apply pressure on your teeth in a specific manner. When you insert a new set, you may feel pressure differently than you did with your previous aligners. It’s how you know that the aligners are doing their job! Not to worry, though. This slight discomfort usually subsides within a couple of days.
When wearing clear aligners to straighten your teeth, you’ll experience the convenience of being able to remove your aligners before eating and when you need to brush or floss your teeth. This is convenient because you won’t have to worry about toting around special toothpicks or brushes to clean between brackets and underneath wires, which is a common inconvenience among those wearing braces.
No Dietary Restrictions
Clear orthodontic aligners means you can enjoy whatever foods you like – no dietary restrictions! This is a significant benefit because wearing metal braces means having to cut up hard foods, avoiding things like sticky or chewy candy, popcorn, and crunchy snacks. While it’s still recommended that you eat a healthy diet that’s low in sugar, you can enjoy your favorite foods, be it steak, corn on the cob, or crunchy apples.
At Devine Dentistry, we offer two options for clear aligners. Simpli5 and Red, White, and Blue represent affordable options, opposed to Invisalign. We are also a proud provider of SureSmile, the new, leading-edge in clear aligners. If you’d like to learn more about clear aligner orthodontics in Nashville or want to see if you’re a candidate, contact Devine Dentistry today by calling (615) 269-4209 or contact us today to book a consultation. During your consult, our dentists will discuss your smile goals and assess your oral health and tooth alignment. We will recommend the best treatment for you based on your smile needs.