Dee for Dentist offers clear aligners for those who are suffering from malocclusions but are hesitant to get metal braces. While both metal and clear braces are great, they each have their advantages and disadvantages.
Before making the decision on which kind of treatment you want to get, we’ll need to go over more than just your aesthetic preference. We’ll also need to discuss comfort, durability, and efficacy.
If you are interested in getting clear braces in Las Vegas, Dee for Dentist will provide a consultation designed to determine if it’s the right treatment for you.
Traditional braces are used to treat malocclusions by gradually moving the teeth to become properly aligned. They’re bonded to your teeth, putting pressure on them to move and correct the alignment of the teeth from the upper and lower jaw with the help of anchorage.
Your dentist regularly adjusts your braces so that your teeth can keep moving. However, the metal materials in your mouth can cause discomfort from sores that can develop and the lingering taste of metal you may have in your mouth.
Metal braces can treat minor-to-severe cases of malocclusions, and can be worn for a few months up to 3 years, depending on the severity. Because braces have brackets and wires that are colored and very visible, some people may become conscious of how they look.
In many cases, clear braces have the same effects as metal braces. Instead of using brackets or wires, they use aligner trays that are made of clear plastic materials customized to fit comfortably in your mouth.
Another benefit of clear braces is that they are very discreet and do not attract attention. You won’t need to feel conscious talking or laughing in social settings.
Clear aligners are removable, unlike braces. You can remove them when you eat, allowing you to properly clean your teeth afterwards without the hassle of food getting stuck between brackets and wires. Its materials are also non-abrasive and less prone to causing sores.
However, unlike metal braces, clear aligners are not suggested for treating complex or severe malocclusions. Clear aligners need to be changed every three weeks or so. They’re also more prone to damage.
Because of this, your dentist may need to be wary during adjustments and aligning your teeth may take longer than with metal braces. This may in turn make clear braces more costly in the long run.
Both traditional and clear braces have their own benefits and disadvantages when treating crooked teeth. However, depending on if you have complex malocclusions and your preference for comfort and aesthetics, your dentist can offer which one can work best for you.
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