Why clear aligners are a clear alternative to braces

For adults and teenagers who want straight teeth and more beautiful smiles without the “metal mouth” look of braces, there is an invisible alternative.  Treatment is comprised of a series of clear aligners that can easily be removed for eating, brushing and flossing.

Great choice for adult and teen orthodontics

The patented clear aligners that fit snugly over your teeth make these an excellent choice for teenagers and adults who want high-impact smiles without the “braces” look. Though the aligners look far different than traditional braces, this system moves teeth just as effectively using the same forces. Depending on each patient’s needs, Dr. Jen and Dr. Dena may use from 10 to 60 separate aligners until the teeth have all been moved to their correct positions. Patients typically wear each aligner for about 10 days until treatment is complete.

Since clear aligners use no metal wires or brackets, they are far more comfortable and attractive than conventional braces. Because they are virtually invisible, patients look better during and after treatment. This can be especially important to self-conscious teenagers and professional adults who are concerned about their social or professional image.

Enjoy the many benefits of straight teeth

Having straight teeth and a more attractive smile is a huge benefit for your appearance and self-esteem. According to numerous studies, people perceive those with nice smiles as being more successful socially and professionally regardless of their other physical characteristics. Properly aligned teeth also make it easier for you to brush and floss, which reduces plaque and bacteria.

This promotes:

  • Improved gum health
  • Better chewing and speech
  • Reduced likelihood of future dental traumas

Dr. Jennifer Smith and Dr. Dena Sawchuk have been creating beautiful straight smiles with clear aligners for many years. Their attention to detail can help create the smile you have always wanted. Keep in mind that clear aligners may not be the best solution for everyone. Dr. Jen and Dr. Dena can help you decide if this is the right smile-straightening solution for you.

For more information about these “invisible braces,” call Impact Orthodontics at 403.256.7797. For your convenience, you can schedule a complimentary consultation with orthodontist Dr. Jen or Dr. Dena using our online Request an Appointment form. Our patients come to us from Okotoks, Southeast Calgary, Southwest Calgary and South Calgary.