Clear braces are an alternative to all who want to align their teeth while avoiding the bulky traditional wire braces. Clear braces are made from clear plastic. Due to this, they are soft and impossible to see unless one is looking very closely.
How They Work Clear braces work exactly just like the traditional bracesby exacting pressure on the teeth thereby adjusting teeth to the desired position. However, unlike the traditional braces that you can't remove, you can remove clear braces as you wish.
Also, the braces are replaced every two weeks. By your dentist replacing your braces with different ones every two weeks, your teeth are brought to the desired position.
Advantages With clear braces, you are able to take care of your oral health more easily. This is because you can remove them any time. You can remove the braces when to eat, brush and floss, then put them back on.
Also, the braces are comfortable to wear. Unlike the traditional braces that dig up your gum resulting to gum sores and ulcers, clear braces are made from soft plastic; therefore, they can't injure your gums.
Finally, depending on the gravity of your condition, teeth alignment is completed from 6 months to 18 month. This is a relatively short time compared to 2-3 years that you will be bound with traditional wire braces for teeth alignment to be complete.
Disadvantages Just like anything else under the sun, clear braces have their downside.
Since you need to visit your dentist every two weeks, it's usually a bother to most people especially those who have careers that involve a lot of travelling.
Also, since you can remove the braces as you wish, you can forget to wear them intentionally or accidentally. This may lead to the braces not working. For braces to work effectively, you need to wear them for 23 hours a day. This requires a lot of personal discipline and dedication.
Finally, they are more costly than the traditional ones.
Conclusion Clear braces are effective in aligning your teeth within a short period of time. However, a high level of personal discipline is required on your part for optimal results to be realized.
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