Crooked teeth can rob you of your confidence, leaving you feeling too conscious to even smile wholeheartedly. Apart from the aesthetic drawbacks, misaligned teeth also make it very difficult to bite and chew food. A bad bite can apply a lot of unwanted forces on the teeth and jawbone, which leads to persistent pain in the jaws. Also, brushing and flossing the teeth can't be done effectively as microbes tend to get left behind no matter how well you clean your teeth.
Hence, dentists always recommend their patients to get malocclusion treated at a younger age so that it doesn't take a toll on their oral health. Also, it is easier to move the teeth to the required positions when the patient is younger at the teeth quickly adapt to their new positions. Orthodontics is a special branch of dentistry that is solely dedicated to treating a malocclusion. Lately, the advancements in the field of dentistry have allowed us to get our hands on clear aligners, ones that are aesthetically pleasing and functionally equivalent to conventional dental braces.
What are clear aligners?
Clear aligners are the ones that are made from dental-grade plastic material that is transparent in nature. They look quite similar to mouthguards and will have to be worn throughout the day. This ensures that the walls of the aligners apply pressure on the teeth and move them as required.
Advantages of choosing clear aligners
- Clear aligners do not have any metal components such as wires or brackets, as in the case of dental braces. This drastically reduces the chances of getting oral injuries when you take a hard blow to the mouth.
- Clear aligners are made from dental-grade transparent plastic material that is biocompatible. This makes the aligners easy to wear without causing any oral infections.
- They are removable. Whenever you have to eat food, brush your teeth, attend a meeting, or any such necessity, clear braces can be removed and worn again without hassle.
- With clear aligners, you wouldn't have to compromise on your food habits. You can take the aligners off, eat anything you want to, clean your teeth, and put the aligners back on.
Schedule an online appointment or call us at (614) 459-3229 to have a consultation with our dentist and we’ll be able to guide you further.