Although clear braces are similar to metal braces, they offer different benefits to some patients with mild orthodontic problems. Clear and metal braces both address crooked, misaligned teeth. However, we recommend clear braces for patients who want a less noticeable, more comfortable alternative to traditional dental braces. Here, you can learn about the benefits of clear braces like ClearCorrect in Boulder, CO.
Clear Braces in Boulder, CO
We provide ClearCorrect, a clear aligner system that offers many benefits for patients:
ClearCorrect uses clear plastic braces to realign teeth. The clear aligners make ClearCorrect a more discreet option than metal braces, which use brackets, wires, and colored rubber bands to move teeth. ClearCorrect and other types of clear braces can improve patient confidence because they are less noticeable. Patients need to wear their aligners for 22 hours a day, so wearing their aligners in public is much easier to do with clear aligners.
Traditional braces require regular appointments where an orthodontist adds new wires and tightens the brackets. Many patients feel pain during these appointments and can also experience gum pain if the wires poke at the gum tissue. ClearCorrect can be a more comfortable treatment for patients because it uses custom-made plastic aligners contoured to the teeth. Although it will take a day or two for patients to get used to each new aligner, the aligners do not irritate the gums.
Ease of Use
You can remove your clear braces to brush, floss, and eat. Many patients who wear metal braces may require more time to clean their smiles because they need to work around the wires and brackets. In addition, patients who wear metal braces also need to avoid eating hard, sticky, or crunchy foods that can damage or get stuck in their braces.
Cleanliness and Aesthetics
It is much easier to clean ClearCorrect because the aligners can be removed. Patients who use ClearCorrect can floss between their teeth and thoroughly brush their smiles. Patients who choose braces also often experience staining once they complete treatment. The braces brackets can leave a white stain on the middle of each tooth. Braces can cause demineralization, and removing white spots from teeth may take some time.
Contact Dr. Rachel Barone and her dental team for ClearCorrect today at 720-881-0614. You can also schedule your next dental appointment at Gunbarrel Dental Center online. Please let Dr. Barone know if you have questions about ClearCorrect. She will work with you to determine if this aligner system is right for your specific needs.