League City, TX
Have you been considering improving the appearance of your smile, but you are hesitating because you are not interested in conventional dental braces? Many adult professionals struggle with feeling confident when they share their smile with their coworkers or clients, but endure their embarrassment because they do not want to wear a mouth full of wires and brackets. With clear aligners, you can get the best of both worlds: a brand-new smile that you can feel good about combined with the discretion of clear aligners.
We here at Tieken Smiles Dentistry strongly believe that getting your teeth straightened does not have to be something that you announce to the world, which is why we are pleased to offer clear aligners to our patients.
What Makes Clear Aligners a Good Choice?
For those who may not want to choose traditional dental braces for their orthodontic treatment, for whatever personal reason they may have, Clear aligners may be a better option for them. Instead of using wires and brackets, Clear aligners instead uses clear thermoplastic trays to adjust your teeth. This makes it an excellent choice for many of our patients, especially those who would like to adjust their teeth without having to worry about calling needless attention to their mouth.
Clear aligners stands out as a great option over conventional dental braces for many different reasons. In addition to their trays being clear, many of our patients report that clear aligners are more comfortable than conventional braces in many ways. They report that they feel less discomfort and pressure on their teeth as they wear the trays, and adjustments are also easier for them.
Furthermore, superficial cuts and lesions on your lips and cheeks that are associated with traditional braces due to the brackets and wires simply do not occur with the clear aligner trays.
Oral hygiene is easier when you use clear aligners when compared to traditional braces. You do not have to buy special flossers to keep your teeth and your braces clean. You can simply remove your clear aligner tray to brush and floss your teeth. You can remove your trays for up to two hours per day, which means that you do not have to severely modify your diet to adjust your teeth. You can continue to eat your favorite foods without worrying about particles getting trapped in the wires and brackets of traditional braces.
Treatment with clear aligners are often faster than traditional braces, too. While regular dental braces can take up to two years or more to finish treatment, you may start to notice results with clear aligners in as little as a year. You will also need fewer appointments with us for new aligners and adjustments, which means that you will not have to constantly carve time out of your busy day to see us. Your schedule will be your own again!
Good candidates for clear aligners are patients who do not have severe malocclusion (problems with their jaw and bite). If you struggle with gapped teeth, overcrowding, or mild bite or alignment concerns, then you may benefit from this procedure. Due to their many benefits, we often see both young teenagers as well as older adults opt for treatment with clear aligners.
Are Clear Aligners Right For You?
To learn more about clear aligners and to set up an appointment with us to determine if you may be a good candidate for this procedure, please give us here at Tieken Smiles Dentistry a call at (281) 942-0444 today!