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Clear aligner therapy is a clear plastic device that fits snugly over your teeth and moves them into place gradually, shifting your crooked or crowded teeth into a straight position. At Dr Be Smiles, the aligner is custom-made to fit your mouth perfectly; no wires or metal brackets are needed! More importantly, clear aligners are discreet compared to other orthodontic treatments. Your friends and family might not even realize you’re undergoing treatment! Other benefits to this treatment option include minimal discomfort, shorter treatment time than traditional braces, and the ability to engage in all your favorite activities during treatment.

Clear aligners are also an excellent option for teenagers active in sports or other extracurricular activities. Unlike metal braces, these appliances won’t poke you in the mouth or otherwise interfere with your participation in active hobbies. Plus, the smooth plastic of these appliances is less likely to cause mouth abrasions than metal braces.

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How Are Clear Aligners Made?

Clear aligner technology uses a series of virtually invisible, removable, and comfortable plastic aligners to straighten teeth over time gradually. They are custom-made for each individual and typically replace the need for traditional metal braces.

The process begins with a 3D scan of the patient’s teeth and bite. This 3D image is used to create a digital treatment plan that outlines the exact movements of the teeth and how long each set should be worn. Custom-made plastic aligners are made from the digital treatment plan. Each aligner is worn for about two weeks before being replaced by the next in the series until the final desired alignment is achieved. Clear aligners are a popular option for patients seeking a more discreet alternative to traditional metal braces.

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The Advantages of Clear Aligners

Compared to braces, clear aligner trays are much less noticeable. The clear plastic is barely visible when worn, and these aligners can be removed for easy teeth cleaning. Additionally, the aligners do not restrict your diet to any specific foods. This means you can enjoy all the foods you love without worrying about breaking an orthodontic appliance or causing damage to your orthodontics.

Just like traditional dental braces, clear aligners gradually shift teeth into the proper position so that you can enjoy a beautiful smile. However, they are much easier to care for than metal braces. Since they can be removed, you can thoroughly clean your teeth and maintain better oral hygiene than braces.

Another great advantage of wearing clear aligners is that they will not irritate the inside of your mouth as much as braces can. Since the trays are made of smooth plastic, they won’t rub against the insides of your lips and cheeks to cause pain and sores. Instead, they will fit over the insides of your teeth and gums to correct their alignment.

Get in touch with Dr Be Smiles at 4511 N Midkiff Rd, Suite E-15, Midland, TX 79705, or call (432) 520-4867 to learn more about your oral health treatment options.

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4511 N Midkiff Rd, Suite E-15,
Midland, TX 79705

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