Clear Aligners 5 Benefits – Let’s Find Out!



Undoubtedly, your smile is one of the most unique and attractive aspects of your overall appearance. And straight teeth have a world of benefits in addition to being aesthetically pleasing. Straight teeth create a better bite, give you a better night’s sleep, prevent jaw pain, help to chew, and boost confidence. But most people do not want the hassle of wearing unsightly traditional metal braces. So, how can you get the smile you want without wearing traditional braces? Clear aligners!


Clear Aligners are an excellent option for straightening teeth. They offer so many benefits, including comfort, convenience, and affordability. Because they are barely visible you can wear them with confidence!


Here’s what you need to know about clear aligners!


What Are Clear Aligners?


Clear aligners are an excellent alternative to traditional braces. They gradually move your teeth into the desired positions. Each set of aligners moves your teeth approximately 1/10 of a millimeter. These gradual changes lead to incredible results!


However, unlike other traditional braces, clear aligners do not have any metal components or wires attached to them. Instead, they are made from a strong, medical-grade plastic – polyurethane. This material is thermoplastic and BPA-free, so you have peace of mind knowing that they are FDA- approved, safe and free of harmful chemicals.


Since clear aligners are made of plastic and do not require metal brackets or wires, they minimize discomfort and irritation while guiding teeth into their proper positions.


Your orthodontist or dentist will use a 3D scanner to create your customized clear aligner trays. You will wear your clear aligner tray for twenty-two hours a day. After two to three weeks, you will replace your aligner tray with a new one. You will continue to do this for the required length of treatment, which varies by individual. Overall treatment with clear aligners is typically 6-12 months.


5 Benefits Of Clear Aligners


Clear aligners are a great option for straightening teeth. They are easy to use and removable. But, that’s not all. Clear aligners have so many more benefits! Here’s a look at the top 5 benefits of clear aligners.


  1. Minimizes Pain and Discomfort

Minimizing pain and discomfort is a significant advantage of clear aligners. Traditional braces have metal wires attached to them, and those wires can cause discomfort or even damage to surrounding tissues. Clear aligners do not have any metal components or wires attached to them, so you are less likely to experience pain or discomfort.


  1. Invisible and Discreet

If you want straight teeth but dread the thought of wearing unsightly metal braces, clear aligners are the perfect option. Clear aligners are virtually unnoticeable! Teens or children who feel insecure about wearing metal braces may feel more comfortable wearing clear aligners. In addition, adolescents who are in sports are not as susceptible to injuries that may result from getting hit in the mouth while wearing metal braces. Even adults report feeling more confident wearing clear aligners because they are undetectable.


  1. Easy to Remove

Clear aligners are easy to remove. Because you can remove your aligners when you eat or drink, nothing is off-limits! And with clear aligners, you don’t have to worry about food getting stuck in your braces or biting into something that causes a bracket to pop off resulting in an unplanned visit to the orthodontist. Oral hygiene is greatly improved with clear aligners versus traditional braces because you remove your aligner trays when brushing and flossing.


  1. Saves Time

When wearing traditional braces, you need to visit your orthodontist for routine adjustments, such as replacing or tightening your wires. Clear aligners eliminate the need for frequent office visits, saving you time and making it more convenient to get the smile you want without adding stress to your already busy life.


Treatment time with clear aligners is also shorter than with traditional braces. You may complete your treatment in half the time that it would take if you were to wear metal braces. Many people complete treatment with clear aligners within 6-8 months, whereas metal braces may be worn for up to two years.


  1. Avoid the Issues That Come With Traditional Metal Braces

Metal braces may cause teeth discoloration and oral abrasions.

Many patients notice discoloration on their teeth when brackets are removed. This is a challenging problem to resolve because the discoloration may not respond to teeth whitening treatments.


Clear aligners do not cause oral abrasions or cut the gums like metal braces. Since there are no brackets or wires with clear aligners, you don’t have to worry about wires poking your gums or broken brackets that may cut your gums.


An added benefit of clear aligners is good oral hygiene. Flossing and brushing are much more manageable with clear aligners since they can be removed. It can also be frustrating for young patients to try to floss around metal braces. The hassle often leads to the patient not flossing at all , which can lead to tooth decay.


Advantages Of Clear Aligners

There are a lot of advantages to clear aligners. Here are just a few!

  1. Quicker results

With clear aligners, results are quickly achieved. Clear aligners can correct underbites, overbites, wide spacing, and crowding in just six to twelve months.


  1. Easy to Maintain

Wearing braces makes it difficult to keep your oral hygiene in check. Consequently, some people develop plaque buildup, tartar, gum inflammation, and possibly cavities after orthodontic treatment. Because clear aligners can be removed, brushing and flossing is a breeze!


Conclusion –

All in all, clear aligners have many advantages and benefits. They are convenient, affordable, and easy to use. In addition, they are a great way to straighten your teeth and get a beautiful smile without pain, discomfort, or unsightly metal brackets!


We hope this article has provided you with all the information you need about clear aligners. If you want to learn more about clear aligners or determine if they are a good option for you, don’t hesitate to contact our office. We can’t wait to give you a reason to smile!