Designed to fit your life, rather than interrupt it, Clear Aligners shook up the dental industry when it first burst onto the scene in 1997. A novel idea, its tray system presented a multitude of benefits for those unsatisfied with their smiles. Since then, over 5 million people have chosen to forego braces and choose the tray.
You’re looking for a clean slate; straight teeth would mean a fresh start for you. Unfortunately, traditional modes of straightening – such as braces and retainers – can prevent wearers from properly cleaning their teeth and practicing proper hygiene. The result is often Periodontal woes, whether it be gingivitis, hyperplasia, bone loss, and in severe cases, tooth loss. Clear Aligners, on the other hand, allows you to brush and floss as you would normally.
Braces present cosmetic challenges for those looking to straighten their teeth later in life, or during times where aesthetics is particularly important. Clear Aligners are virtually invisible; so, whether it’s a wedding day, college reunion, or that big meeting at work – you can smile knowing you’re straightening that smile on the sly.
If you’ve ever had braces, or know someone else who has, you may be aware of the discomfort associated with bars and wires in your mouth. Wax, Orajel, and pain relievers can only do so much to alleviate the aching. What if there was an alternative? With Clear Aligners, the days of emergencies, canker sores, and sharp wires are over.
A breath of fresh air – literally and figuratively, Clear Aligners eliminate the sour breath associated with braces. Your aligners can be removed completely for thorough brushing and flossing.
When it comes to perfecting your smile, time is of the essence. In today’s busy world, trips to the orthodontist can be time consuming and put a damper on your day. Clear Aligners require fewer dental visits than regular braces. According to research collected at the American Association for Dental Research 2012 Annual Meeting, Clear Aligners also require a shorter overall duration of treatment.
For those suffering from TMJ or TMD – uncomfortable conditions that involve pain or stiffness in the jaw, Clear Aligners can kill two birds with one stone, so to speak. If worn for the required 22 hours a day, these clever liners have been proven to relieve pain by supporting the teeth as a “splint”.
Remember that your smile is one-of-kind. Just as each person’s thumbprint is unique, our smiles require tailored care and don’t respond as well to “one-size-fits-all” modes of straightening. Trimmed to fit your specific gum line, you’ll notice that each tray is designed for optimal comfort and appearance.
If you’re looking to spruce up your smile, and don’t want to deal with the hassle and discomfort of braces – it’s time for a visit to Marion Smile Center. A reputable family and cosmetic dental practice, this office is your one-stop shop for dentistry needs. To learn more about Clear Aligners, or to schedule a consultation, call (724) 452-4300.