Clear Braces

Thanks to the innovative technology in orthodontic care, many of us know adults wearing clear braces. Although the most ideal time for orthodontic care is when the patient is still growing, today any age is the right age for braces.

The doctors and the oral healthcare professionals at Smile Scarsdale, located in near you in Scarsdale, want to educate their patients, new and current, on the benefits of clear braces for consideration.

History of Clear Braces

The first concept of effective clear braces was introduced in 1997 through 3D computer technology and modeling. Clear, plastic-like retainers were fabricated for orthodontic patients to wear and change at regular intervals as teeth began to align. These retainer trays changed the perception of orthodontic care for adults who did not want to wear the traditional bracket-and-wire braces.

Benefits of Clear Braces

The benefits of clear braces became mainstream as more adults pursued this option. Gone is the stigma of having a “metal mouth” while adults improved their appearance and the function of their smile.

The results are two-fold: patients gain confidence from the improvements and corrections to their teeth, and from the improvements in oral health when teeth are properly aligned.

Straight teeth are healthier in function and form. Teeth in proper alignment gather less plaque. The gums fit tighter against teeth that do not have overlaps or gaps.

Clear braces reduce the wear on teeth. Similar to gears in a machine, there is progressive wear if not in proper alignment. Teeth that are misaligned are susceptible to chipping, breaking and wearing out at the gumline. Adult patients who pursue corrections to their teeth will save on expensive restorative dental procedures and will decrease the stress to the jaw.

Retaining Teeth for Life

The ultimate goal of every dental care provider is to maintain the healthy, natural teeth of all patients. Clear braces offer adult patients the opportunity to straighten teeth for improved oral health.

Although not every adult patient will be a candidate for clear braces, this product does provide a large percentage of adults with this care option.

If you would like a consultation on whether the clear braces treatment is the right option for you, then please contact the oral healthcare professionals at Smile Scarsdale, where new patients are always welcome.

Smile Scarsdale is trusted and highly recommended for the treatment of clear braces, as well as other treatments and procedures in general and restorative dentistry.

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