Do Clear Aligners Really Work?

When it comes to straightening crooked teeth, modern orthodontic treatment offers a variety of options that are tailored to meet every patient’s unique needs. In many times, clear aligners are the best option, allowing patients to effectively straighten crooked teeth while keeping their treatment comfortable and discreet. Clear aligners, such as Invisalign® and ClearCorrect®, are designed specifically with comfort and esthetics in mind. Yet, when appropriate, they can offer comparable results to traditional orthodontic braces, making them as effective as they are convenient.

What Are Clear Aligners?

Clear orthodontic aligners have grown increasingly more popular over the last several decades. While there are different systems of clear aligners, all are crafted from clear, BPA-free acrylic that conforms exactly to the shape of your teeth and dental ridges. Clear aligners come in series, and as you progress through your treatment, each set will guide your teeth towards straighter, more symmetrical positions. In addition to being virtually invisible, the aligners are also temporarily removable, which eliminates many of the considerations that go with traditional brackets and wires.

Comfortable, Discreet Teeth Straightening

For many older teen and adult patients, the desire for a straighter smile can often be tempered by hesitation over how traditional braces may look. In addition to how effective they are, the ability to remain virtually invisible is one of the main benefits of modern clear aligners. With no brackets or wires, the aligners are also significantly more comfortable, and you won’t need to visit your dentist as often to have your braces tightened or adjusted.

Find Out More About How Clear Aligners Work

For many patients, clear aligners can work to straighten crooked teeth without the help of brackets and wires, making their orthodontic treatment significantly more comfortable and discreet. If you’d like to schedule a consultation, then you can reach our Six Month Smiles office in Katy, TX, by calling 832-437-3849.

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