Here’s a forecast we will make for 2017: more adults will get braces than ever before. Orthodontists are talking about the rising numbers of adults undergoing orthodontic treatment either for the first time, or to correct teeth that have moved back to their original position over the years. We know one big factor is at play — options in clear braces that help adults straighten teeth discreetly, like ClearCorrect and Invisalign in Columbus.
Orthodontic Treatment With ClearCorrect and Invisalign
Many adults would agree that it’s not worth enduring metal braces for two years to achieve straighter teeth. But the truth is, the benefits of wearing braces as an adult reach beyond the cosmetic. Correcting malocclusion of teeth takes strain off your teeth and oral muscles, reducing the chances that you will break a tooth or experience pain in your jaw joint. And teeth that line up the way they should are easier to brush and floss properly.
ClearCorrect and Invisalign are separate treatment options that work very similarly. They both use the same orthodontic principles as traditional braces (gradual movement through continuous force), but they do so with clear, removable aligners instead of wires attached to fixed brackets.
Most misalignments that are treatable with metal braces can be corrected with clear braces, too. Invisalign and ClearCorrect can correct…
- Gapped or crowded teeth
To set you up with your treatment, our dental team takes photographs, impressions, and x-rays of your teeth and oral structures to determine the best method of treatment. Then your trays are made just for you in the ClearCorrect or Invisalign lab. Once they are ready, you can begin using them immediately.
Comparing Clear Braces vs. Metal Braces
Some of the most significant differences between clear braces and metal braces include…
- ClearCorrect and Invisalign trays are removable, so you do not have to modify your diet during treatment.
- You can brush and floss with ease thanks to removable aligners.
- Clear braces are practically invisible, so you can continue to speak and smile with confidence.
- Feel free to remove your aligners before important events (as long as you are still wearing them the recommended 20 to 22 hours each day).
- Smooth plastic aligners are more comfortable than metal hardware. The only thing you are likely to feel is slight soreness — or the progress of your teeth moving into the proper position.
When it comes to convenience, comfort, and privacy in orthodontic treatment, adults agree: you can’t beat Invisalign and ClearCorrect.
Invest in Your Smile in 2017
ClearCorrect and Invisalign are similar treatment options for patients who are eligible for clear braces. You and your dentist at Creative Smiles will discuss the details at length and determine which is best for you.
It is never too late to enjoy straighter teeth and a properly-aligned bite. Contact our office and schedule an appointment with the dentist in Columbus to discuss clear braces today!