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What Are the Advantages of Clear Aligners?

April 19, 2022 7:16 pm | Published by

Are you ready to start your smile straightening journey but are overwhelmed with the number of orthodontic options out there? There are many treatment paths to choose from! Clear aligner therapy is an advanced, state-of-the-art orthodontic method that can help you transform your smile discreetly. Here’s what you need to know about clear aligners and why they may be the perfect option for your smile!

What Are Clear Aligners?

Clear aligners are transparent, plastic, retainer-like trays that are custom-made to make small adjustments to teeth with each set of trays. The trays use gentle force to straighten teeth over time. Your dentist will take digital impressions of your teeth and use smile preview software to map out your treatment plan. You will receive all of your aligner trays and wear each set of trays for one to two weeks depending on your dentist’s treatment recommendation. Once you complete your final set of trays, you will have reached your desired end results!

Clear Aligners vs Traditional Braces

Both orthodontic options will help you achieve a straighter smile. However, clear aligners offer many advantages compared to their traditional counterpart (braces). Clear aligners are purposefully designed to blend in with your smile. Instead of rocking noticeable, bulky metal brackets, you can discreetly straighten your teeth with clear aligners. Clear aligners are also removable, so you can take them out to eat and drink as well as clean your teeth. With traditional braces, food debris can get wedged between them, making your teeth difficult to clean. Another great advantage of clear aligners is that they are made from smooth plastic, so they won’t cut the inside of your cheeks or irritate your gums!

Schedule Your Clear Aligner Consultation!

Ready to get started on your clear aligner journey? At Vista Ridge Family Dentistry, we are proud to offer clear aligner therapy to our Cedar Park, Texas community. Our team would love to help you gain a straighter, healthier, more beautiful smile. Please contact us to schedule your aligner consultation!

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