When you’re poking around on the Chloe Dental website, you might notice that we throw around the term “braces without braces” in the services dropdown menu. Have you wondered what we mean by that? We’re talking about clear aligners!
This important orthodontic tool can help align your teeth just like braces, but without some of the problems that people experience with braces. Here’s what you need to know about clear aligners in Katy and Houston TX.
What Are Clear Aligners?
Clear aligners are placed over the teeth to help push them gently into alignment. Aligners are tooth-shaped and made from a model of your teeth. Each aligner arch is customized to the wearer, to help push the patient’s teeth into place.
Clear aligners work gradually in stages. Once the teeth are in alignment with the current set of aligners, the patient receives a new set of aligners to push the teeth further into place, until the teeth have reached the correct position.
How Do Clear Aligners Compare to Traditional Braces?
Traditional braces are made from wires and brackets that help pull the teeth into the right position. Traditional braces do the job, but can impact the beauty of the smile while they’re being worn. Clear aligners have many advantages over traditional braces, including:
- Clear aligners are nearly invisible and presents no negative impact on the appearance of your teeth.
- Clear aligners can be removed for cleaning and eating certain foods.
- Aligners are easy to clean.
Want Braces Without Braces? Contact Chloe Dental Today
Do you have crooked or misaligned teeth? You might be a good candidate for clear aligners!
The first step to getting treatment is to see your dentist in Katy and Houston TX. To make an appointment, call us today!