Clear Braces Can Provide an Excellent Solution and Give Optimal Results
The idea of having straight, evenly aligned teeth and a perfect smile is very attractive, but the idea of adult orthodontics can conjure up images of highly visible and traditional metal braces powered by metal wires and brightly colored elastics. While these braces are still widely used and are very effective, they are not an ideal solution for adults looking for a more discreet form of treatment. Instead, clear braces can provide an excellent solution and give optimal results.
Clear Braces Are Comfortable, Removable, and Virtually Invisible, Like Traditional Braces Without Metal and Wire.
What Are Clear Braces?
Fixed Clear Braces
Fixed orthodontic solutions use clear brackets braces bonded onto teeth, and these are powered by thin, nearly invisible wires. As the braces are bonded onto teeth, they are working continuously to straighten them. They are specifically designed to move teeth quickly and comfortably, creating more cosmetically perfect smiles.
Removable Clear Braces
Removable clear braces consist of clear plastic trays called aligners and which are custom-made to fit tightly over teeth. Each aligner gradually repositions teeth into the correct locations using gentle yet controlled forces to move teeth into the proper locations. Every set of aligners is worn for approximately two weeks before they are discarded, and the patient begins to wear the next set in the series. Treatment continues in this way until the teeth are repositioned precisely.
Why Choose Fixed Clear Braces?
Fixed braces also tend to provide more precise results so they can be a preferable solution for people requiring more complex tooth movements. The outcome can be a spectacular smile that enhances facial appearance. Where self-ligating brackets are used, treatment is gentler as the braces don’t need to be tightened regularly. The wires used to power clear braces are often made from lightweight titanium that gently guides teeth into the proper positions. Therefore treatment can be healthier for teeth and gums, and there is often very little discomfort.
Who Can Wear Clear Ceramic Braces?
What to Expect During Treatment?
How to Care for Clear Ceramic Braces?
When your braces are fitted, we will show you exactly how to clean around them, and our hygienist will work with you to help you develop a good oral care routine. There are special tools designed to clean around braces and which are highly effective. Although you may need to spend a few more minutes caring for your teeth each day, the outcome is well worth it.
Why Choose Removable Clear Braces?
How to Care for Removable Clear Aligners?
Who Is Suitable for Removable Clear Braces?
Preview Your Smile Using Digital Technology
Another advantage of Invisalign treatment is the ability to see results before you buy it. Invisalign has produced special software that utilizes photos and dental impressions taken during your appointment with our dentists, who are all certified Invisalign providers. The software allows dentists to plan treatment precisely, identifying which teeth must move and producing digital images showing how your smile will look after treatment is complete.
You can preview these images so you can see the efficacy of treatment. It’s a system that also allows users to become involved with their treatment plan and to discuss the predicted outcome more fully with their dentist.
What to Expect After the Treatment?
Initially, each set of aligners may cause some minor discomfort as your teeth move to their new positions. Over-the-counter painkillers should easily control this discomfort, and it normally disappears after a few days. Some people experience no discomfort during treatment.
How Long Will It Take to Straighten My Teeth?
More significant orthodontic problems will need a longer treatment time. These may include issues affecting a person’s bite or where teeth are considerably misaligned, overcrowded, or overlapping or which have unsightly gaps between them. Usually, most people will complete treatment within a year or so. After examining your teeth and jaws, our dentist can provide you with a far more precise timeframe.
Will I Need to Wear Retainers?
Fixed retainers can consist of a thin wire bonded onto the inner surfaces of teeth, ensuring the teeth cannot move. A fixed retainer can be a good choice because it is working permanently to prevent unwanted tooth movements or orthodontic relapse. Because the wire is fitted to the inner surfaces of teeth, it does require a little more care to clean around it thoroughly.
Removable retainers look very similar to Invisalign aligners, and most must initially be worn almost permanently. The removable retainers are cared for in the same way as aligners.
How Long Will I Need to Wear Retainers?
Our dentist here at Gentle Dental can discuss all options suitable for your situation and will explain the possible pros and cons of removable or fixed braces and the difference in costs. As with any treatment we provide, we make sure you have all the information necessary for an informed treatment choice. Whichever option you choose, you are assured of receiving a Clear Braces that is beautiful, yet fully functional and durable. For more information about the best Clear Braces option in Queens, contact Gentle Dental at (718) 461-0100.