Why Clear Aligners
Cherry Hill, NJ
Clear aligners were first made by Invisalign, and despite the existence of several manufacturers in the market, they are often called Invisalign aligners. These aligners offer an easy alternative to conventional braces made of metal or ceramic. They are removable and don't keep you from enjoying your favorite foods. Moreover, they treat your teeth quickly and are less painful to wear daily. However, they require proper oral hygiene to do their job effectively.
Reasons to Use Clear Aligners
They Are Invisible
These aligners don't need wires and brackets, so they remain almost undetectable. Studies have shown that clear aligners are the best orthodontics for teens and children, allowing them to blend in with their peers without the usual embarrassment of wearing braces. Braces can cause low self-confidence and low self-esteem in children and teens. Moreover, if you are a professional who interacts with many people, clear aligners help you meet your peers and clients freely without hiding your smile.
They Prevent Injuries and Other Chronic Conditions
Skewed teeth can grind against one another, which causes enamel damage. Furthermore, protruding teeth can also damage the inside of the mouth, resulting in discomfort. Misaligned teeth can also cause speech problems and headaches. Clear aligners like those by Invisalign make it easier to prevent injuries and similar chronic conditions.
They Make It Easier to Maintain Dental Hygiene
Besides being removable for eating and drinking purposes, clear aligners help ensure proper dental hygiene. They help you thoroughly clean your teeth, gums and other parts of your mouth. You can also clean them separately without a brush, and you won't have to clean wires and rubber ties.
They Don't Have the Same Problems As Metal Braces
Metal braces are prone to loose wires and broken brackets that cause abrasions to the inside of your mouth. With clear aligners, there aren't any wires or brackets. Therefore, they don't cause abrasions or similar injuries. Moreover, brushing and flossing are difficult with fixed braces, but clear aligners can be removed for cleaning. Metal braces can lead to white spot lesions when worn for a long time. Fixing the discoloration is difficult, as most whitening methods don't work when it comes to braces. With clear aligners, you don't face discoloration problems.
You Know What to Expect
The treatment process is completely computerized with products like Invisalign aligners, so you know what to expect. The results aren't so firm with traditional brackets, and the final product is slightly different from what you expected.
Short Treatment Duration
Unlike metal braces, clear aligners have a shorter treatment duration. Usually, it doesn't take more than a year for clear aligners to take away your alignment problem. Conversely, metal braces can take two years to put your teeth into place.
Schedule an Appointment for Clear Aligners
If you are on the lookout for an experienced orthodontist for your clear aligner treatment, you should contact Deepika M. Reddy, DDS at Cherry Hill Dental Smiles. Give us a call at 856-667-3737 to get in touch.