Getting metal braces is not something that most people look forward to. The thought of wearing unsightly metal wires and brackets for more or less than two years is not very pleasing. Such treatment also happens to cause discomfort every month after its adjustment at the dentist. But despite all this, no one can deny the outstanding results they offer to patients. Metal braces can effectively correct teeth misalignments and malocclusions to make one’s smile look more beautiful. What’s more, it also improves their overall wellness.
Fortunately, the advances in dentistry made way for the development of better alternatives to metal braces. Our practice at Northeast Dental Center offers orthodontic options which are currently preferred by both teen and adult patients – ClearCorrect & Invisalign! These orthodontic options aim to fix teeth imperfections while eliminating the usual struggles associated with the traditional approach. Curious how this is possible? Continue Reading.
ClearCorrect and Invisalign Clear Aligners vs. Metal Braces
Metal to Thermoplastic Materials
Instead of using metal brackets and wires, these newer versions utilize thermoplastic materials that are transparent, durable, and highly flexible. Doing so reduces discomfort, and it also provides a virtually invisible appliance.
Clear aligners do not require professional adjustments like metal braces. ClearCorrect and Invisalign trays are provided by sets which should be replaced based on the given schedule by the dentist. Patients do not need to spend more time and money during monthly visits.
Cleaning is easier
Keeping both the aligners and teeth clean is easier since there are no wires or brackets that can get in the way of brushing and flossing. Patients are free to practice their regular hygiene practices and clean the aligners without the need for special creams or solutions. A soft-bristled toothbrush, lukewarm water, and gentle soap would suffice.
Freedom to eat anything
Since brackets and wires are temporarily bonded to the enamel, eating certain foods are a no-no. With clear aligners, on the other hand, patients can eat without any restrictions as long as they remove the trays as advised.
Patients who wear metal braces are conscious of showing off their teeth. As a result, they often restrict themselves in smiling or talking with other people. Fortunately, this is not a problem with Invisalign and ClearCorrect since they are made from transparent materials. With it, patients are more confident to flash their smiles to anyone.
No need to be hesitant! Give orthodontics a go with the help of either our Invisalign and ClearCorrect aligners in Philadelphia, PA! Call or visit us at Northeast Dental Center for an initial consultation and to get started with your smile improvement.