Many adults who never had braces when they were younger would still like straight teeth. But the idea of having metal braces is not exactly what they had in mind. At Decatur Smiles, we have a remarkable solution: clear braces.
Sometimes referred to as invisible, clear braces are just what the name suggests. Made of a clear plastic, they resemble an athlete’s mouth guard, and are nearly undetectable when worn. One of their best features is that they can be removed at mealtime, and when you brush and floss afterward.
Clear braces do much the same thing as metal braces: they gently bring teeth into proper alignment. To get the most out of them, you need to wear them at least twenty-two hours a day. Even though they’re removable, it’s important that they go right back in once you’ve cleaned your teeth. And of course, you should wear them overnight as you sleep.
In some cases, traditional metal braces are going to get better results than clear braces. That being said, clear braces are proven to lead to straight teeth and an ideal bite for dental patients who wear them.
Clear braces are a big step forward in orthodontics. They are so convenient and manageable, your busy lifestyle will not be hampered. When you smile, most people won’t know you’re wearing them.
At Decatur Smiles in Decatur AL, we offer clear braces and other cosmetic dentistry procedures, such as teeth whitening and porcelain veneers. We also provide general dentistry. Schedule an appointment with us today.