When most people think of orthodontics, they picture metal braces or “train tracks” on a person’s teeth. Traditional braces are a time-trusted treatment for correcting crooked or misaligned bites, but they also have many drawbacks. The appearance, discomfort and inconvenience of braces are not always desirable – especially for adults or socially-conscious teens. Luckily, you no longer need to endure metal braces to achieve a healthy, straight smile. At Georgia Orthodontics & Pediatrics Dentistry, we proudly offer clear aligners as an orthodontic option that is invisible, effective and comfortable for our patients.
Common Complaints of Metal Braces
Braces straighten teeth by applying pressure to shift them into the preferred position. Beyond their undesirable aesthetics, metal braces require certain maintenance steps. Wires must be tightened, bands must be applied, and it is not uncommon for repairs to be needed when wires or brackets pop off. These metal components can also rub against the inside of the mouth and cause discomfort. Plus, certain foods must be avoided to protect the braces, and it can be difficult to keep the teeth clean during orthodontics.
The Difference is Clear
With clear aligners, the same results can be achieved without all the drawbacks of braces. The aligners are clear and nearly invisible, fitting comfortably over the teeth. Every few weeks new aligners are put in place to move the teeth slowly into position. Patients can remove the aligners to eat their favorite foods and brush their teeth. It is a convenient and comfortable way to get straight teeth while maintaining a healthy smile.
Which Clear Aligner Option is Best for You?
Achieving a healthy, straight smile is easier than ever with clear aligners. Both teens and adults can take advantage of clear aligner therapies such as Invisalign and Spark Aligners to correct misaligned teeth. In fact, these innovative clear aligners systems can address a wide variety of orthodontic issues, including crowding, spacing, open bite, underbite, overbite, crossbite and more. Our team at Georgia Orthodontics & Pediatric Dentistry is happy to offer both Invisalign and Spark Aligners for our patients as a comfortable, discreet option to improve the health and appearance of their smiles.
Want to learn more about using clear aligners to straighten your teeth? The consultation process will allow us to create a treatment plan to suit your specific needs. Contact Georgia Orthodontics & Pediatric Dentistry today.
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