Clear Aligners Vs. Metal Braces

Are you an adult who wishes they had braces as a kid? Maybe you did undergo orthodontic treatment, but your teeth have shifted as you’ve aged? If you want a straight, healthy smile without wearing uncomfortable metal braces, you’ll want to consider a new approach to orthodontics using clear aligner therapy. At Montevallo Family Dentistry, we proudly offer eCligners as a discreet and comfortable ways to straighten the smiles of adult patients.

eCligners work like traditional braces, but without the disadvantages associated with metal brackets and wires. These clear, plastic aligners fit comfortably over your teeth, making them almost invisible while you are wearing them. Throughout your treatment, you receive a new set of aligners every few weeks to gradually shift your teeth into the preferred position. The gentle pressure asserted by the aligners functions like the brackets and wires of metal braces, but without the discomfort or noticeable hardware. Most orthodontic concerns, like crooked teeth, wide gaps and bad bites, can be fixed with eCligner orthodontics.

Unlike fixed braces, patients can remove their aligners for up to two hours a day. This only adds to the list of highlighted benefits you’ll gain if you choose clear aligner therapy over traditional metal braces:

  • Same or shorter treatment period
  • Clear and comfortable aligners
  • No food restrictions
  • Easy to keep your teeth brushed and flossed
  • Fewer visits to the dentist - a great choice for busy adults

Think flashy and bulky braces are the only way to straighten your smile as an adult? Think again. Call Montevallo Family Dentistry today to learn if ecligners are right for you!

Posted on behalf of Montevallo Family Dentistry