Benefits of Clear Aligners
San Antonio, TX
Are you looking for a minimally invasive and almost-invisible strategy to straighten your teeth? Well, you’re in luck. When it comes to cosmetic dentistry, San Antonio has some of the best facilities in the country.
Whether it is an invasive or a non-invasive procedure, Advanced Dental Associates makes sure to apply the best dental practices across the region.
Here’s everything you need to know about braces and clear aligners.
What Are Invisalign Braces?
Invisalign braces provide a certain level of comfort that traditional metal braces cannot achieve. Made from BPA-free plastic, these customized options allow you to wear your beautiful smile confidently by straightening your teeth.
Aligners vs. Braces
Earlier, braces were made using metal, and using these metal wires, your teeth alignment was corrected. However, today there are far less discomfort-inducing options available such as aligners made of plastic and customized to fit your teeth.
Advantages of Clear Aligners Over Traditional Braces
Today, it is much more relevant to learn about the benefits that clear aligners have over traditional braces, especially if you’re looking for a less obvious change in your appearance. The first and the most obvious advantage they have over traditional braces is that they are pretty much invisible. People will never know you’re wearing them.
Secondly, with clear aligners, it is much easier to stick to precision when it comes to the movement of your teeth. You can easily maintain good oral health, and you can also remove them when brushing, flossing, or eating.
It goes without saying that clear aligners are a lot less uncomfortable than metal braces since they don’t irritate your gums and teeth. In fact, it is the perfect choice for people who need less time-consuming fixes. With braces, you may have to keep making frequent visits to your dentist and undergo several adjustments. With Invisalign braces, not only is the discomfort minimal, but the treatment duration is also comparatively shorter.
Are There Any Drawbacks of Clear Aligners?
As with everything else, clear aligners are also not without their downsides or challenges. For one, while they may be appealing, not everyone is eligible for them. Clear aligners are not suited to accomplishing certain things. For example, if your teeth require gradual upward or downward shifts, then traditional braces are your best option.
Furthermore, the efficacy of clear aligners also depends on how much the patient cooperates. Since you can easily remove them, you might find yourself more tempted to do so. Ideally, you should let them sit in your mouth for at least 22 hours each day during the course of your treatment.
Request An Appointment Today
At Advanced Dental Associates, we offer both traditional metal braces and clear aligner treatments based on your needs. We'll help you determine whether you are the right candidate for either approach. So, let us help you regain that confidence and wear the smile you have always desired. Contact us at (210) 714-5589 for a consultation.