Clear Aligners Advantage for a New Year, New You!

With the new year come new resolutions and new goals. Now is the best time to finally commit to that perfect smile. Traditional braces use wires and brackets to move teeth into a desired position. While traditional braces are very effective, many patients are reluctant to wear metal wires and brackets- especially if they feel self-conscious about the appearance of their smile. That’s where clear aligners come in.

A clear aligner is a set of plastic trays that gradually move your teeth into a better alignment. They are removable for eating, brushing, and flossing- making them more comfortable to wear than their traditional counterparts. Each tray is designed to shift your teeth a little bit at a time, moving them until they are aligned properly.

Even better? The clear plastic is virtually invisible when worn, so most people won’t even realize you are wearing them. This makes them a great option for adults who are concerned with the appearance of their smiles or for those who work in a job that requires frequent interactions with the public.

Why Choose Clear Aligners Over Conventional Braces?

Braces are an effective method to straighten your teeth. However, they are often associated with many inconveniences. With traditional metal brackets and wires, there are many foods that patients should avoid. For example, hard candies can break your bracket or cause enamel damage. In addition, certain foods can cause painful damage to your soft tissues. The discomfort of removing your braces to eat your favorite foods is enough to deter many patients from choosing orthodontic treatment.

Fortunately, there are alternatives to conventional braces, like clear aligner therapy. These invisible trays are removable for meals and oral care. Patients are able to eat all their favorite foods without having to remove their braces, and brushing and flossing are a breeze with clear aligners. Unlike braces, there are no wires or brackets to fix broken or bent teeth. Instead, the clear aligner trays gently shift teeth into ideal alignment. Many patients prefer this comfortable method of treatment to conventional braces.

Results That Can Be Achieved With Clear Aligners

Your smile is an important part of your overall appearance. When you feel that your teeth are less than perfect, you can become self-conscious about your smile and less likely to smile around others. However, when you wear clear aligners, you can take small steps each day to gradually shift teeth into a better alignment. This means that over time, you’ll be well on your way to achieving straighter teeth and a more beautiful smile.

As you wear your aligners, they gently move to reposition teeth into a new position throughout treatment. The amount of time that you’ll need to wear the aligners will depend on your specific goals. Typically, a comprehensive treatment plan will involve wearing them for a minimum of 22 hours per day and can take anywhere from six months to two years to complete. However, your dentist will be able to provide a more accurate timeframe for your unique case.

Once you’ve successfully worn your aligners for the recommended length of time, you’ll then be able to enjoy a smile that’s healthy and beautiful for years to come. As a bonus, you’ll be able to enjoy the results without the use of traditional metal brackets or wires that may irritate your mouth. Plus, with easy removal and the ability to remove them during the occasional meal, they won’t interrupt your daily routine. Talk to our team today to find out if clear aligners are a great way to straighten your smile in the New Year and beyond.

If you’re considering orthodontic treatment in the New Year, contact our dentist in Salt Lake City, UT, to see if you’re a candidate for this treatment. We can also help you determine if clear aligner therapy is right for you. Call our office at (801) 266-1414 today to schedule a consultation!

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