Clear Braces By Our Chamblee Cosmetic Dentist
A straight, uniform smile does more than improve dental aesthetics and patient confidence. It can transform oral health and function, providing patients with the opportunity to enjoy a healthier, longer lasting smile. However, the idea of having to wear bulky metal braces is often a deterrent, dissuading countless adults from achieving their best smiles yet.
At Chamblee-Dunwoody Family Dentistry, our team is dedicated to making beautiful smiles accessible. With clear aligner orthodontics, Chamblee patients looking to improve dental alignment now have a more discreet option for achieving their ideal smiles.
Clear Aligners and Traditional Braces
While effective, traditional braces can be obtrusive and uncomfortable. In order to straighten teeth, metal orthodontics rely on brackets and wires, which are gradually tightened over the course of treatment. With this option, patients often have to deal with metal appliances poking delicate tissue, leading to increased irritation and discomfort. As patients must regularly visit their dentist to have their hardware tightened, this treatment can be a time consuming process.
For professionals and teens, the aesthetics of traditional orthodontics can also be a detracting factor. Without proper and thorough cleaning after each meal and during daily oral hygiene routines, metal braces can be a magnet for leftover food and plaque, increasing the risk of gum disease and cavities.
Clear aligners addresse these common concerns by providing a clear alternative to bulky traditional braces. With clear braces, metal brackets and wires are replaced with clear aligners, which fit comfortably on each arch. Rather than having to visit the dentist for tightening appointments, patients receive multiple aligning trays, each slightly different, to be changed out at home. As treatment progresses, each successive tray is shaped in a straighter alignment, gradually repositioning teeth. At the end of treatment, patients are able to enjoy a beautiful, uniform smile.
Who is a Candidate for Invisalign®?
As clear aligners are as effective as traditional orthodontics at treating minor to moderate misalignment, crowding, or tooth rotation, many patients are eligible for this treatment. In cases where underlying jaw alignment issues are present, our Chamblee dentist will often coordinate treatment with local orthodontists to ensure patients receive the best care possible.
Compared to other orthodontic options, Invisalign® does require greater patient engagement in order to be as successful as possible. During treatment, patients must be diligent in wearing their trays for the recommended 22 hours per day and changing them according to their predetermined schedule. Additionally, patients should remove theire clear aligner before eating and thoroughly clean their teeth before putting the trays back in. With these important details in mind, clear aligners are ideal for responsible teens and adults.
Interested in a Straighter Smile? Contact Chamblee-Dunwoody Family Dentistry Today
Our Chamblee dental practice is proud to serve patients across the greater Atlanta community. To learn more about your clear braces options, contact our team today and schedule your orthodontic consultation.