Northborough Family Dental

It's Crystal Clear Why We Love Invisible Aligners

February 16, 2021
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Posted By: Northborough Family Dental

Our cosmetic dentistry services are aimed at improving and enhancing not only your oral health—but your beautiful smile as well. We offer a popular orthodontic service that is similar to Invisalign. This is a wonderful alternative for patients who want a straighter, healthy-looking smile without the stigma of traditional metal braces.

If you are interested in learning more about clear aligners in Northborough, call Northborough Family Dental today.

The Benefits of Clear Aligners

Very few people feel comfortable and confident with brackets and wires on their teeth. If you're already hiding your less-than-perfect smile, you most likely won't get a thrill from standing out even more.

One of the most popular reasons patients prefer clear aligners is that they are, well, clear. There is no metal involved. Instead, we use clear, BPA-free, comfortable plastic that will never cut into your cheeks, lips, or tongue. Since clear aligners are virtually invisible, your orthodontic treatment can be your little secret. And unlike traditional metal braces that are immovable, clear aligners can be taken out before eating your favorite meals. Keeping your mouth clean and fresh is simple, too. You don't need to brush around wires or annoying brackets to get food particles out. 

Most patients lead busy lives, but with clear aligners, you don't have to continually schedule time away to get your braces adjusted. Instead, clear aligners are issued in a set or series. Every two weeks, you simply wear the next set in the series at home, on your schedule. 

Am I a Good Candidate for Clear Aligners?

Most people are!

Clear aligners are an excellent choice for overcrowded teeth, crooked teeth, gapped teeth, overbites, underbites, open bites, and crossbites. In other words, we can handle most cases. Extreme smile makeovers may benefit from metal braces, instead. 

It's difficult to determine your needs until we have seen you and examined your teeth, gums, and bone. 

What Are the Cons for Clear Aligners?

If something sounds too good to be true, it likely is. That's why everything has a good and bad side. Clear aligners may not be the best fit for severely crooked or crowded teeth, which we will discuss during your evaluation. Patients will need to be even more vigilant with their oral hygiene by brushing and flossing after every meal.

For clear aligners to work, they need to be worn for 22 hours every day. This can be a difficult commitment, especially if you can take them out before an event or date. 

Still, the pros mostly outweigh the cons for many clear aligner patients. 

Take Your First Step Today!

If everything you've read about clear teeth aligners sounds good, then give us a call for a comprehensive consultation. 

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