Many patients with crooked teeth avoid pursuing dental care because they want to avoid traditional orthodontic options such as metal braces. Metal braces are effective at straightening your teeth, but they do require certain lifestyle adjustments that may be difficult for some patients to maintain throughout the duration of their treatment plan. If you have crooked or misaligned teeth, Best Dental Spa can help you achieve a more uniform and functional smile with clear braces. Often, patients prefer clear braces over traditional metal braces because of the many benefits they offer. Learn more about why patients prefer clear braces below:
Clear Braces in Hoffman Estates, IL
With traditional metal braces, metal brackets and wires are attached to your dental structures for the entire duration of your treatment plan. Orthodontic treatment of any kind can take several months to complete. With traditional braces, patients must abide by certain dietary restrictions while undergoing treatment. Excessively crunchy, sticky, or chewy foods may damage the orthodontic hardware and interfere with their treatment plan. Additionally, patients must take extra precautions when brushing and flossing their teeth to ensure that no food particles are caught in the metal brackets or wires. These lifestyle alterations are one of the main reasons patients do not want to seek out their options for straightening their teeth.
To help patients avoid the inconveniences associated with traditional metal braces, our Hoffman Estates dentist office provides ClearCorrect clear braces. ClearCorrect is a system of clear, plastic aligners that are worn over your teeth similar to a retainer. Over time, the aligners will apply pressure to your dental structures and encourage them to shift into a straighter position. The aligners are custom designed to your smile. You will switch out your pair of aligners according to the directions in your treatment plan (usually once every two weeks). In addition to being see-through while in use, the aligners are also removable, allowing patients to enjoy no dietary restrictions or oral hygiene hazards. Just as effective as traditional metal braces, clear braces can straighten your smile discreetly without anyone ever knowing that you are undergoing orthodontic treatment.
Are clear braces right for me?
Dr. Dhara Patel and her team of compassionate dental professionals are here to help you address any and all dental concerns. Patients who have crooked teeth but are in otherwise good dental health are excellent candidates for clear braces. Best for addressing mild to moderate orthodontic concerns, other orthodontic options may need to be considered for patients with severe orthodontic concerns. The best way to find out if you are a candidate for clear braces is to schedule an appointment with our Hoffman Estates dentist office. We look forward to helping you achieve a straighter, more uniform smile.