There’s something off about the way your teeth are aligned. You know that misalignment can affect the health of your teeth, but you worry about how wearing braces might affect your appearance, and therefore your confidence. As an adult, your self-image plays an important role in your professional and personal lives. Yet, while a smile is generally more appealing when it’s straight, you might hesitate to adorn yours with metal brackets and wires for a couple of years. The great news is that there’s a good chance you don’t have to. With ClearCorrect® clear braces, you can enjoy a straighter, more symmetrical smile without the inconvenience of traditional brackets and wires.
Conventional braces consist of brackets that are bonded to your teeth, which are connected by arch-wires that are tightened to apply force and gently move your teeth. Treatment with orthodontic braces includes periodic appointments to tighten the wires, and may also include discomfort as wires and brackets scrape against the inside of your lips and cheeks. ClearCorrect®, however, consists of a series of solid plastic aligners that fit snugly over your teeth, with no jutting pieces to disturb your mouth’s softer tissues.
If you’re worried about your appearance while wearing braces, then you’ll be glad to know that ClearCorrect’s clear acrylic aligners are virtually undetectable. The plastic allows an unobstructed view of your teeth underneath, and their custom fit ensures that the aligners remain tightly in place so there’s no movement to give away their presence.
Besides comfort and discretion, convenience is another major advantage of clear braces. Your series of aligners will guide your teeth through a prescribed path of movement as you change them every couple of weeks. Fortunately, you can remove the aligners in the meantime to brush your teeth, eat your meals, and smile at important social functions as if you weren’t undergoing orthodontic treatment. For effective results, however, you must wear each aligner for the prescribed amount of time every day.