Five Reasons to Choose Clear Aligners for Straightening Teeth

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Crooked or misaligned teeth (malocclusion) happens due to a variety of reasons, including genetics, injury, unhealthy childhood habits such as thumb sucking, even aging or relapse from prior orthodontics as a teen and not wearing your retainer. Orthodontic treatment treats malocclusion and the final result gifts you the smile you had always desired while taking care of your oral health, as well.

Now, as far as teeth-straightening treatment options are concerned, clear aligners have been a popular choice over traditional methods like the use of metal braces. Are you still unsure whether to choose clear aligners or not? Here are five reasons to help you make up your mind:

Nearly invisible

Clear aligners are almost invisible to the naked eye. They are made from medical grade polymer (plastic) and customized to seamlessly fit over your teeth. In fact, the next generation FXTetra aligners from OrthoFX have ISO-refractive surface providing a high level of adaption, thereby making them unnoticeable and comfortable. Wearing clear aligners, you can happily flash a smile without giving away a hint of your ongoing orthodontic treatment.

Removable

Unlike metal braces, clear aligners can be easily removed while eating, brushing/flossing or even smiling at the camera on special occasions. In fact, the ease of removal makes aligners a preferred choice for many. You can happily forget fretting over food getting stuck in you braces while eating and enjoy your meal instead. It is not even a hindrance while brushing or flossing your teeth, thus ensuring no inconvenience in overall oral hygiene.

Minimal pain treatment

Although the possibility of experiencing some initial discomfort every time you change into a new set of aligners remains, the overall treatment is free from pricks and pains associated with metal braces. Clear aligners are made from soft and comfortable plastic and do not involve any wires, brackets or bands. With no wires scraping the inside of your mouth, clear aligners are a great choice.

Faster outcome

With average treatment time taking between 6 months and 2 years,depending on the severity of the issue, results start showing pretty early with clear aligners. Right from the first set of aligners, the teeth start shifting a little at a time to the desired position. The next set is customized to fit the new position of the shifted teeth and so on.

Fewer dentist visits

The everyday fast-paced life we lead, running to the orthodontist for every little problem while undergoing teeth-straightening treatment could be a hassle for many. However, with clear aligners, easy removability, better oral hygiene and effective results from the first aligner cut down the number of dentist visits. OrthoFX also provides a remote monitoring app FXOnTrack so that your doctor can help monitor your progress and keep you on track for no extra charge.

Clear aligners can be easily termed as one of the best possible options in the field of orthodontics. Its growing popularity among both teenagers and adults for all the benefits it brings along is undeniable. With clear aligners as a treatment option, you can be confident of your oral health being in safe hands with a dental professional.