Learn more about clear braces and whether they are a great option for your smile needs.
About Clear Braces
Clear braces like Invisalign offer a unique way to straighten your smile without worrying about large metal brackets and awkward wires. Instead, those who opt for clear braces only have to pop in their clear aligners, which closely resemble whitening trays, to start getting a straighter smile. Clear braces can improve the appearance of crooked teeth, overcrowding, gaps between teeth and malocclusions (e.g. overbite; crossbite).
Wearing Clear Braces
Once your Waunakee, WI dentist deems you an idea candidate for clear braces, we will take impressions of your upper and lower teeth and then send this to a lab, which will fabricate your own custom-made series of clear braces. After a couple of weeks, your aligners should be complete and ready to be fitted. We will place on your first set of clear braces to make sure everything fits properly.
The more often you wear your clear braces, the more effective your treatment will be. Your Waunakee, WI dentist highly recommends that you wear your clear braces about 20 to 22 hours out of the day. Each set of clear aligners will be worn for about two weeks, after which they will be replaced with the next set in your treatment series.
Clear Braces Benefits
The major benefit is that you can gain a straight smile without anyone noticing. The thin, clear plastic used to make your aligners offers a discreet look that no one will see.
Furthermore, since you can remove your braces you don’t have to worry about the same restrictions that you would if you wore traditional metal braces. You don’t have to avoid any foods or restrict your diet. Whenever you sit down for meals just remove your aligners, brush your teeth after eating and then put your braces back on. It’s that simple!
Want to find out whether Invisalign is right for you? Then call your Waunakee, WI dentist, Dr. Matthew Karls with Karls Family Dentistry and schedule an orthodontic consultation!