For most people, having straight teeth and a beautiful smile is something that does not come naturally. In today’s society, children and teens will typically have braces or clear aligners to correct their teeth early on, so that the teeth will be easier to shift. Braces can often be a heavy expense for a family, can cost upwards of ten thousand dollars, and often are worn for several years. Clear aligners are a much cheaper option compared to braces and a great choice for adults because most people feel as if braces make us look younger and unprofessional. Our skilled staff here at Advanced Dental Associates can not only help you with dental exams and cleanings, but they can also give consultation and fitting for clear aligners.
What are Clear Aligners?
Clear aligners are a special type of orthodontic treatment that will correct your smile and straighten your teeth without the use of metal braces. Typically, it is the process of wearing a series of multiple clear, removable aligners. They are virtually invisible because of how tightly the clear aligner fits your teeth. They are FDA (Food and Drug Administration) approved and contain no BPA, BPS, latex, or gluten, which makes them safe for someone facing any of these allergies.
What makes clear aligners a unique product compared to hard, metal braces are that they are made of a strong, but flexible plastic. When wearing braces, you can cut your lips, gums, and you can break a wire which can all be extremely painful, but with the help of clear aligners you do not have to worry about the unnecessary pain that comes with braces.
Benefits of Clear Aligners
Besides the major fact that clear aligners can straighten your teeth at a much lower cost, clear aligners are removable. Unlike braces that you have to wear all hours of the day, every day, clear aligners can be taken out to eat, drink, brush, floss, and even for special occasions. Before getting your clear aligner treatments, they are trimmed to fit your gum line so that you will have the best, natural fit to your teeth.
Whether you have an overbite, crossbite, crowded teeth, underbite, open bite, gap teeth, or generally straight teeth, clear aligners can affect your life in the most positive way. Although clear aligners have been proven to be cheaper than braces, there is no set cost for using clear aligners because each person’s smile is unique. Our dentists can give you a consultation and an estimated price on how much clear aligners will cost for you.
Clear aligners offer you many different benefits compared to braces, even though the main idea is to give you the straight teeth that you have always wanted. To gain more information on clear aligners, please contact Advanced Dental Associates at (210) 714-5589 and speak with one of the knowledgeable, trained professionals on our dental staff.