Many adults have taken to wearing braces to correct minor alignment issues with their teeth. However, instead of wearing bulky metal braces, many have chosen to wear plastic braces or aligners. Here is some information about how clear aligners can help straighten teeth.
Conditions They Correct
Clear plastic aligners can help many of the same minor orthodontic problems that metal braces can resolve. They can help with:
* Teeth that have gaps between them
* Crowded or crooked teeth
* Overbites, underbites, and open bites
Aligners such as Invisalign in Grand Island, NE work by exerting the force on the teeth to move them into their correct position. The clear aligners need to be worn at least 22 hours a day to work correctly; however, as the treatment progresses, you may be able to take them out at night to sleep more comfortably.
As the teeth shift into position, new aligners will replace the old ones about every two weeks or so. Compared to metal braces, Invisalign plastic braces only need to be worn for about nine months to a year. Metal braces may need to be worn for a much longer time.
Advantages of Invisalign
Since the aligners are made of clear plastic, it can be hard to tell when someone is wearing Invisalign braces. This prevents older teens or adults from being embarrassed about being seen wearing braces. In addition, it’s much easier to maintain good oral hygiene as the aligners can be removed to brush and floss teeth.
If you’re considering using aligners to straighten your teeth’s minor alignment issues, you should contact us for best dental services. We can provide advice about how wearing plastic aligners can help correct the problems that you may have with your teeth such as an overbite or a gap between teeth or straighten your teeth, so they look their best.