Clear aligners are a safe, effective, and discreet option for straightening misaligned teeth. You may be able to achieve a healthy, beautiful smile using this non-invasive option.
Benefits of Clear Orthodontic Aligners
Traditional orthodontic treatments often include braces, with unattractive metal brackets and wires. But patients wear aligners over the teeth and remove them to eat, brush, and floss. Aligners are a simple, comfortable, and convenient solution for straightening your teeth.
Orthodontic aligners also provide other health benefits besides straightening teeth. It's more difficult to clean crowded, crooked, and misaligned teeth. Over time, this can lead to a higher rate of tooth decay. Crowded, misaligned teeth are also more prone to cracking and wear. This is due to improper occlusion (bite).
Straightening your teeth with orthodontic aligners can protect against these issues. Additionally, misaligned teeth are more likely to develop periodontal (gum) issues. Orthodontic treatment can help keep gums firm around the teeth. This protects against bacterial infections that can lead to periodontal disease.
Aligners help you avoid many of the common issues associated with traditional braces. For example, you'll be less prone to mouth sores than those with traditional metal braces. Also, wearing aligners means you won't have to brush and floss around metal braces. This helps you reduce your risk of plaque buildup, cavities, and gum disease in the long run.
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It's never too late to get the smile of your dreams! Many people assume that only children and teenagers can get orthodontic treatment. But the truth is that you can start clear aligner therapy at any age.
Ready to take the next step? Our Grand Rapids dentist and his team want to help you achieve your smile goals! To request an appointment, call Nichols Family Dentistry at (616) 949-5290. We hope we'll hear from you soon!