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Benefits of Clear Alignment-Tray Braces

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Having straighter teeth means your smile is more beautiful, and easier to care for. Crooked teeth are often prone to cavities and gum disease around them. When dental patients begin looking into orthodontic treatment options, many of them are drawn toward clear braces. We all know that clear braces look better when you’re wearing them (because no one can see them at all), but there are also several other reasons that clear, alignment tray braces are beneficial.

They can be removed for easy oral hygiene.

Nobody likes having to brush and floss around individual brackets. With alignment-tray braces, the tray is removed and you brush and floss your teeth as normal. It’s quicker and more effective. That also means you’ll be able to avoid the dreaded “white circles” on your teeth that many orthodontic patients get when not properly brushing around their braces. 

There are no dietary restrictions.

With regular braces, you can’t always eat what you want. Thankfully, the convenience of alignment tray braces means they are removed during all meals, and there are no dietary restrictions. You can eat hard, sticky, or crunchy foods that would regularly interfere with traditional orthodontic brackets. You’ll also never have to worry about food getting stuck in your braces! 

You’ll have fewer appointments.

There is no need for frequent adjustments, because treatment is progressed by changing out your alignment trays. That means a few sets of trays can be sent home with you at one time, and you’ll never need uncomfortable appliances or wires to be changed out. Just see your orthodontic provider for regular check-ups every 6-8 weeks, and pick up your new trays.

Posted on behalf of Dr. Marianna Weiner, Envy Smile Dental Spa

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