In-House Clear aligners are an orthodontic treatment that straightens teeth without metal braces. Clear aligners are used to shift your teeth into place gradually. At Las Vegas Braces, they are custom-made to fit your teeth perfectly. Clear aligners are removable; you can take them out to eat or brush your teeth. The aligners are usually worn for 22 hours a day and swapped out for a new set of aligners every two weeks. Unlike traditional metal braces, clear aligners are removable, so you can take them out to eat, drink, and brush your teeth.
How Do Clear Aligners Work?
Clear aligners work by applying controlled force to the teeth to shift them into place gradually. The aligners are made of clear plastic so that no one will be able to see you are wearing them, and they are molded to fit your mouth. Generally, fitting patients with clear aligners take anywhere from six to 12 months.
Clear Aligners vs. Braces
Clear aligners are removable. This means you’ll be able to take them out for eating and brushing your teeth. But you’ll still need to wear them for about eight hours a day, so you can make your orthodontic treatment as effective as possible.
On the other hand, braces are permanently bonded to your teeth, so you’ll need to brush and floss around your braces carefully. This careful maintenance helps keep your teeth and gums healthy while wearing braces, but you’ll have to be extra diligent about oral hygiene.
Braces also use wires and brackets that can trap food particles, making them harder to clean than clear aligners. Clear aligners are smooth plastic that easily slides out so you can brush and floss your teeth.
Braces also affect the appearance of your smile, while clear aligners are nearly invisible. Very few people will notice that you’re wearing braces with clear aligners.
Are Clear Aligners Right for Me?
Clear aligners can be used to treat a wide variety of conditions ranging from mild to severe. Clear aligners are also safer for your teeth because they don’t use metal or wires that could break or poke the inside of your mouth. Clear aligners are also better for dental hygiene since you can take them out to brush and floss your teeth normally.
Clear aligners are custom-made trays you wear over your teeth to straighten them. To discover more about the benefits of clear aligners, consult our professional dentist at Las Vegas Braces from any of our four clinics. You can also call at (702) 256-7846 for Las Vegas, West clinic, (702) 835-7979 for Las Vegas, North, (702) 452-2267 for Las Vegas, East, or (702) 254-4335 for Las Vegas, NV, South to schedule an appointment.