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When your teeth are healthy and pearly white, you want to show off your smile to as many people as you can. However, even with the health and whiteness of the teeth, if your smile is crooked, you may not want to show your teeth when other people are around. If this is the case, you may be a candidate for clear aligners known as Clear Correct invisible braces.

Why Get Braces or Clear Aligners?

Orthodontics is the type of dentistry used to help correct teeth and jaw positions that may lead to more serious issues. However, by simply improving the position of the teeth, you can reap several benefits.

For example, those who are in need of orthodontics but do not receive treatment are more likely to suffer from:

  • Periodontal and Gum Disease
  • Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Disorders
  • Halitosis
  • Headaches or
  • Neck, Shoulder and Back Pain

When your teeth are properly aligned, they make oral hygiene much easier. This reduces the likelihood of developing bad breath, decaying teeth, and more which can all be avoided with an aligner treatment such as Clear Correct. Braces of any type and the effects of their use also help your jaw sit in its proper position because it no longer has to compensate for ill-fitting teeth. Not only do braces provide greater self-esteem with a straight smile, but they also come as part of the medical advice of experts in the American Association of Orthodontists and the American Dental Association.

Braces have benefits for a person’s confidence because they will be able to smile more easily since there will be no embarrassment for gaps or overcrowding in the mouth. A person’s natural beauty will be accentuated by the work of clear aligners. Likewise, there are many other advantages that come with corrected tooth and bite alignment, including:

  • Reduction of cavities and risk of periodontal disease
  • Improved ability to chew
  • Ease of tooth brushing, flossing, and cleaning
  • Alleviation of speech impairments
  • Reduction of tooth grinding and chipping
  • Reduced risk of injury from protruding teeth

While the orthodontic process can take time and may not always be the most pleasant experience, the positive effects on your health, oral health, and life are more than worth the time, money, and unpleasantness of orthodontic work.

Clear Aligners
Metal Braces

In the past, a dentist or orthodontist would have straightened the patients’ teeth using a treatment plan based around traditional braces. These traditional braces have an extensive treatment time (usually a couple of years) and utilize bands attached around the teeth, brackets cemented to the front of your teeth, and wires attached to the metal brackets which need to be regularly adjusted and changed. These appliances pull the teeth into an upright alignment which straightens them over the course of time. It may not be the quickest process, depending on the severity of the misalignment of the teeth, but it has proven itself to be quite effective for thousands of patients. 

The most common patients for traditional metal braces are children, but adults can also take advantage of the benefits of braces. Traditional braces are often quite uncomfortable, have extensive treatment time, and require frequent visits to the orthodontist.

An alternative to a treatment plan which includes traditional braces are clear aligners. Adults often avoid investing in metal braces as opposed to clear aligners because they do not want to deal with the unsightly appearance of the metal on their teeth or the years-long treatment time. Metal braces also create a great deal of issues when it comes to oral health and hygiene. Because the braces are cemented to your teeth, that means taking care of your teeth daily will be more difficult than before the braces were attached. Particles of food and other debris can become stuck in the braces and wires. Without a thorough cleaning between each brace and along the wiring, the particles may remain and begin to cause plaque leading to tooth decay. This may require further, possibly complicated, dental work to be completed.

Patients with traditional aligners will also need to be careful about the types of food that they consume in addition to properly cleaning their teeth following meals. Any type of sticky foods like gum or caramels will need to be avoided to prevent the possibility of pulling a wire out of a brace or completely removing a bracket. Also, hard food such as jawbreaker candies should be eliminated from the diet because these hard foods can possibly break a bracket or brace. Whenever any of these circumstances occur, the patient will need to return to the orthodontist as soon as possible to have the broken or loosened part fixed and restored to its normal condition and to prevent any damage to the teeth. This may require a great deal of time and money away from the patient and anyone else involved in their orthodontic care.

Clear Correct invisible braces are a great alternative to the traditional metal braces because the clear aligners require far less maintenance. They are simply invisible, comfortable, removable, and metal-and anger-free! Madison Avenue Dental now has the perfect brace solution for you and your children with Clear Correct.

Call Madison Avenue Dental today to set up an appointment.

Our recommended Invisible Braces

Are you looking for braces that you can take off yourself when you eat? Braces that no one knows you’re wearing unless you tell them? Braces that are ultra-comfortable and custom-fit to your teeth?

You can get all that in Clear Correct’s invisible braces at Madison Avenue Dental! So many of the disadvantages and challenges presented by traditional braces are eliminated with Clear Correct invisible braces. Because they are removable, you do not have to worry about your dental hygiene suffering. You can remove them to eat, brush your teeth after finishing your meal, and replace the clear aligners without a second thought. That means you will be able to straighten teeth, solve bite problems, and keep up with oral hygiene at the same time. You also will not have to concern yourself with the possibility of breaking any part of the clear aligners on certain types of food. Whatever you want to eat is fine because the clear aligners are removable. These teeth aligners allow you to carry on with your regular activities while they straighten teeth and improve your smile.

Another great aspect of the Clear Correct clear aligners is that they are quite comfortable. A candidate for these clear aligners may not even be aware that they are wearing them after a while. They are custom fit for your teeth so you can rest assured that your smile will be everything you have always wanted it to be, but you will not have to suffer with uncomfortable or clunky aligners while the orthodontic treatment is happening. As your crowded teeth or crooked smile begins to shift over the course of the treatment (tooth movement is the main goal of braces) and relieve the spacing issues in your mouth, you will get a new aligner regularly to ensure that the treatment continues to work as effectively as possible.

Information about Clear Correct

Clear Correct braces gently apply pressure to your teeth, causing them to align over time. Instead of visits to our office to get wires adjusted and posts reapplied, you’re simply provided with a new set of Clear Correct braces. Your braces are continually re-shaped to adjust the alignment process of your teeth. For those adults or children who are not willing to deal with the hassles of traditional types of braces, clear aligners are a fantastic – and orthodontist recommended – option.

Clear Correct Is Not More Expensive

Clear Correct invisible braces typically cost no more than traditional braces. Today, many insurance companies help to cover the cost! You’ll also save money by avoiding those inevitable broken brace posts and need for reapplied wires  that come with traditional braces. Trust us, that all adds up!

It is important to talk with your insurance company to find out if they will cover the cost of Clear Correct or any options for tooth alignment correction. Many insurance policies at least provide some help for their policyholders, so if the cost to you as the patient is minimal, there is no reason not to invest in the quality of your smile. It will have long-term benefits which are more than worth the cost, including being able to take a social media-influencer level selfie to show off your amazing smile.

Will I Have to Get Impressions Taken before the Clear Aligners

In the past, patients of orthodontists have had to suffer with the uncomfortable process of the impression kit. In order to ensure the fit of the braces and the retainer, an impression kit was used to make a mold of your mouth. This used putty in a tray that needed to stay in your mouth for several minutes in order to dry. The entire ordeal was not pleasant and left a bad taste in the mouths of all patients when it comes to voluntarily going to future dental appointments. Technology, though, has changed, and advancements have been made.

The iTero scanner digitally captures the structure of the teeth and gums using the latest optical technology. Your mouth is scanned with a radiation-free laser, and in as little as two to three minutes, the laser renders a digitally perfect, 3D impression of your teeth and soft tissue structures.

Contact Our Professional Cosmetic Dentists in Mankato, MN

At Madison Avenue Dental, we are committed to helping you get the smile you have always wanted. When a doctor meets with you to discuss your clear aligner options, you can rest assured that you are in capable hands. Call us today to schedule an appointment or to get more information on all of our cosmetic dental services including Clear Correct clear aligners. We understand how important it is to have a smile you are proud of, so we work hard to ensure you have healthy, straight teeth. Contact us to speak with a dentist, learn about the potential for a payment plan, and to find out if you are candidate for aligner treatment. Want to Get Invisible Braces? Call us for a free consultation.