Patient Making Heart-Shape with Dental Aligners

What are the Benefits of Clear Aligners?

With all the options available today, getting perfectly straight teeth is easier than ever before. Most people are familiar with traditional metal braces, consisting of bulky brackets connected by wires and bands. But more and more commonly, people are opting for clear aligners as a comfortable and convenient alternative. If you’re interested in straightening your teeth, contact our office today at (408) 996-9393. You’ll see why people love their aligners!

They’re Comfortable

Aligners typically consist of just a thin layer of acrylic plastic, without any rough or irritating surfaces. Unlike braces, they’re extremely comfortable and rarely cause any trouble speaking.

They’re Discrete

Old metal braces are just plain obtrusive-looking. There’s no hiding the fact that you’re receiving treatment. It’s not necessarily a bad thing, as it makes for a dramatic reveal when your braces are removed. However, the majority would rather straighten their teeth without broadcasting it to the world. With clear aligners, you maintain your natural appearance, and most people won’t even know that you’re wearing the appliance.

And They’re Removable!

One of the best features of clear aligners is that they are removable. This is perhaps one of the biggest advantages over traditional metal braces, as it makes it much easier to eat as well as brush and floss your teeth afterward.

How Do Clear Aligners Work?

First, we take an impression of your teeth to assist in designing a custom treatment plan. Then, you receive a clear aligner that exactly fits your specifications. We gradually shift teeth into their ideal positions as you receive new aligners in regular intervals. Upon completing your treatment, you simply use the last aligner as you would a traditional orthodontic retainer, wearing it mostly at night to preserve your new perfect alignment. Contact us today to schedule a consultation!