Why clear braces for adults are so popular
Among orthodontic services, clear braces for adults are some of the most popular. This treatment method is offered in several different styles and uses computer software to help create the treatment plan.
Keeps treatment more or less private
This style of orthodontia is almost completely invisible. Treatment styles that use a clear, u-shaped appliances are not noticeable because of the way these fit. While there is the off chance that someone might notice them if they looked very closely, this does not happen in most instances. This style fits snuggly against the teeth and is invisible in design.
Adults like this because it does not call attention to treatment or invite unwanted questions. If people choose to reveal this information to others they can, but most prefer to keep this information private. Most feel that health conditions in general are their business and no one else’s.
More accurate treatment method
The computer software used for this style of treatment means a more accurate path for teeth straightening. Patient models plus panoramic x-rays are both used to give the software the exact information about the positions of teeth, the location of sinuses in the upper jaw and any other information that can be of use in the treatment plan. This information is used to create a series of appliances that the patient will wear to accomplish the goal. This is completely personalized for each person, and will give him or her the most accurate result in the shortest amount of time. This treatment method usually takes a considerable amount of time less than traditional metal banding methods.
More comfortable than traditional methods
While there can be some discomfort at some times with this style of orthodontics, in general it is much easier to use than traditional methods. The fact that it is more accurate and quicker than traditional metal bands is one issue but there are other considerations. Metal bands can scrape the insides of the cheeks. Wires, either the ones used to hold the bands and wires together, or the larger u-shape arch wire, can tear skin, poke holes in cheeks or cut the tongue. While this doesn’t happen all the time, it will usually happen to patients a few times during treatment. The so-called invisible braces that use clear appliances remove this possibility. There are no wires or any metal to cause problems. The surface is smooth in all areas.
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