We answer this and some other common orthodontic misconceptions to set you straight (pun intended).
Traditional braces are clunky, painful and, to the wearer, unsightly. Braces have been around for decades, so everyone is familiar with them and believe them to be THE way to correct crooked teeth. In some cases, wearing braces is unavoidable, but in others, a clear aligner is all that is needed for you to get a perfect smile. We understand that people may be sceptical of the benefits of clear aligners over braces, so allow us to address some of this uncertainty.
1. It is true that clear aligners are as effective as braces
As a Gold Invisalign Provider, we know exactly how effective clear aligners are at straightening teeth. Invisalign devices have corrected over 4.5 million smiles and counting. That said, if we at DentalCareXtra believe that a clear aligner is not the right option for you, we won’t recommend it, and will discuss other corrective options with you.
2. Clear aligners mean fewer dental check-ups
Traditional braces require regular adjustments to the wires and bands, leaving patients feeling sore and dreading their next visit. But, if you are using clear aligners, we only need to see you every six to eight weeks.
And, to make it even easier, DentalCareXtra are now offering Dental Monitoring via your smartphone. This method of monitoring allows you to send through photographs of your teeth for our team to review which could save you money, travel and time as it could down on the dental visits even further.
With these options, it is up to the patient to remember to change out their aligner every two to three weeks to keep the straightening progressing.