From the dawn of time (it seems like), traditional braces have been the dominant way that dentists have straighten crooked teeth. Indeed, for a long time, it was the only way. Metal brackets glued to the front of teeth, wires threaded through and slowly tightened over time until wayward teeth come into alignment.
Even though they have never been considered an attractive dental appliance. Traditional braces have always done an admirable job, and are still the most trusted method in use for the more difficult and complex alignment issues. But now, patients with common alignment needs have a choice.
Clear aligners are the newest, neatest, and the most discreet way to straighten teeth. Nobody is going to call you “metal mouth” while wearing these—if they even notice them at all. Aligners are made from a clear plastic that is custom-made and molded directly from the patient’s own teeth. A series is made of them with slight adjustments in each set of them. The patient changes them out about every two weeks until their teeth have come into perfect alignment.
The convenience of clear align aligners is three-fold:
-They are practically invisible, and few will know you are undergoing orthodontic treatment.
-You can remove them to eat, drink, brush your teeth, and clean.
-Fewer visits to the dental office.
If you’d like more information on the benefits of clear aligners, call Dr. David J. Berg and our helpful team at Studio 1 Dental. Phone: 916.567.0900, or come by our office in Sacramento, California.