Clear aligners are an excellent option for correcting orthodontic issues, such as mild crowding or spacing. They help to position your teeth in a better alignment through consistent use. This treatment is often sought by adults and teens who desire a more aesthetically pleasing smile but prefer not to get traditional braces.
At Gallery 32 Dental Arts, we use clear aligners made from transparent and durable plastic that are custom-made for each patient using digital imagery. The aligners fit snugly over your teeth and apply gentle pressure to shift them into an ideal position over time.
The Advantages of Clear Aligners
Clear aligner trays can be removed during meals. They also allow you to brush and floss your teeth normally and prevent demineralization and tooth decay without requiring special fluoride rinses. This feature along with the materials the aligners are made from keeps patients more comfortable throughout the treatment.
Removable clear aligners make brushing and flossing much easier for patients than traditional fixed braces requiring a floss threader. Patients can remove their trays before eating, drinking, and brushing their teeth and gums to maintain optimal oral hygiene during treatment.
Unlike traditional orthodontic appliances requiring frequent trips to the dentist’s office, clear aligners can be switched out at home every few weeks as prescribed. This means fewer office visits and less money spent on professional dental care.
Improved Oral Health and Alignment
Although every patient is different, most patients experience less discomfort with clear aligners than with conventional fixed metal appliances, which tend to cause gum irritation and redness. There is also less risk of tooth discoloration, and clear aligners are more likely to provide patients with a straighter smile than standard orthodontic treatment due to the ability to customize each tray to the patient’s unique bite.
Who Is a Candidate for Clear Aligners?
Clear aligners are an excellent option for moderate malocclusions requiring more complex corrections. Some patients do not qualify for traditional braces but are still suitable for clear aligners as the trays are designed to be able to treat many different types of conditions.
Patients who undergo clear aligner therapy should maintain proper oral hygiene throughout the treatment and after. This will ensure they maintain their new healthy smiles with appropriate brushing and flossing techniques at home and regular visits to the dentist.
Visit Gallery 32 Dental Arts at 3580 Piedmont Road NE, STE #104, Atlanta, GA 30305, or call (404) 255-6929 to learn more about clear aligners. Our dentist will work with you to help you determine the best option for your orthodontic needs so you can feel confident in your beautiful new smile.