Crooked teeth can have a significant impact on your life. Many people with crooked teeth avoid smiling or laughing because they are embarrassed to show their teeth to others. Others suffer from more severe dental issues, like cavities and decay, because crooked teeth make it harder to remove food and plaque that can harbor bacteria. An uneven bite or misaligned teeth can make it hard to chew food properly or speak, which can lead to poor nutrition and lost opportunities in your social life and your career.
Most people are aware of metal braces to correct crooked teeth, but that’s not a great option for everyone—they are uncomfortable and can be a social stigma for some adults. Fortunately today there are options besides metal braces to subtly shift your teeth into better alignment. One of the most popular are ClearCorrect Orthodontics. Here are some of the reasons to consider this alternative.
While realigning teeth can have some discomfort associated with it, ClearCorrect orthodontic aligners are often much more comfortable than traditional metal braces. They sit flush against your teeth (like a very thin mouth guard) so you don’t have metal brackets pushing against your gums. Like metal braces, they slowly move your teeth over time so you get the same results without the discomfort.
If one of your concerns with metal braces is how obvious they will be in your mouth, ClearCorrect uses invisible aligners that are virtually undetectable on your teeth. You don’t have to tell anyone you’re getting orthodontic work done, and chances are they will never notice.
Your ClearCorrect aligners are removable (unlike metal braces), which means you can leave them in most of the time but still take them out if needed for things like eating and cleaning, or for a big event where you prefer not to have them on. They’re much easier to maintain because you can take them out to get them squeaky clean each day.
ClearCorrect aligners are an affordable and convenient way to straighten your teeth. You get all your aligners for your entire treatment at the beginning, and only need to visit the dentist about every four to six weeks for a checkup (compared to metal braces that have to be manually adjusted by the orthodontist). They are also covered at least partially by many dental insurance policies, but it’s a good idea to call your insurance first to check if they cover it.
Straightening your smile has many health and self-esteem benefits. Don’t let hesitation about metal braces prevent you from getting a radiant smile you can be proud to show off. Schedule a consultation at Young Family Dental to learn more about ClearCorrect and whether it’s right for you.