5 Unexpected Benefits of Clear Aligners vs. Braces

5 Unexpected Benefits of Clear Aligners vs. Braces
If you want to correct your smile, but traditional metal braces aren’t appealing to you, clear aligners are a great alternative!

Brands like 3M™ Clarity™ Aligners and Invisalign™ offer patients a clear and discreet method for achieving a more confident smile. In addition to their clear appearance, these aligners also offer a variety of benefits that traditional metal braces can’t provide.

No Diet Restrictions

With traditional metal braces, there are a variety of crunchy, chewy, or sharp foods that you have to avoid to keep from damaging your braces. Clear aligners are removable, meaning you can still indulge occasionally in sweet treats such as caramels and gummy candies as well as healthier snacks such as apples and carrots.

Keeping up with Oral Hygiene is Easier

Since the clear aligner trays are removable, you can take them out to brush  5 Unexpected Benefits of Clear Aligners vs. Bracesand floss your teeth. By removing the aligners, you can access all areas of your teeth and mouth, helping you avoid plaque build up and tooth staining that can occur with traditional braces.

Discreet for Adult Professionals

Many adults and seniors are correcting their teeth for a straighter, more confident smile. If you are an adult, you may be concerned about your image and how traditional metal braces could have a negative impact on your professional appearance and the impression you make on others. With the clear aligners like 3M™ Clarity™ Aligners or Invisalign™, you can straighten your smile without anyone even knowing!

Comfortable to Wear

Avoid the irritation to your lips and cheeks commonly caused by metal braces with smooth plastic aligners. The aligners won’t rub against or poke your cheeks or gums, making them easy and comfortable to wear daily.

Aligners Work to Correct a Variety of Tooth Straightening Issues

Clear aligners like 3M™ Clarity™ Aligners can be used to straighten and align your teeth effectively. They can be used to fix issues such as crowding, overbite, crossbite, underbite, and spacing.

Our Board Certified Orthodontist at Gutiérrez Orthodontics is a premier provider of high-quality Clarity™ technology. To learn more about 3M™ Clarity™ Aligners and our other clear aligner options, contact us today!

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