Are Clear Braces Effective?

For simple orthodontic cases, clear aligners are the best alternative to metal braces. And yes, they are effective in these cases!

They are ideal for those adults who want to improve their smile, without having to opt for the more traditional and bulkier alternative, metal braces. Clear aligners are discrete and detachable and are virtually impossible to see in photos or normal conversation.

The key benefits are:

  • Comfort
  • Convenience
  • Subtlety and
  • Simplicity of the treatment procedure

Who is a candidate for clear braces?

Approximately 60% of orthodontic patients are candidates for clear aligners. They work well for cases such with crooked, crowded, protruding or gapped teeth. Although, in more complex cases, you would probably have to consider traditional braces instead.

Factors to consider with clear braces

Before choosing clear aligners, you might want to consider the following factors:

  • For effective results, you MUST make the commitment to wear the aligners for 22 hours a day. If you are forgetful, you might not be able to see the results you expected.
  • Make sure you REMOVE your aligners when eating or drinking (except if it’s just water). If you are a coffeeholic and love to drink coffee all day everyday, this might not be the best option for you.
  • While it is easier to clean your teeth than with the use of regular braces, you MUST brush after EVERY meal or drink before putting your clear aligner back in.

Get started today

Clear aligners offer freedom, convenience, simplicity and subtlety. If you are unsure of what might be the best solution for you, book an obligation free consultation with one of our friendly dentists now!

We will consider all your oral health goals and create a dental plan for you to get you really beaming!

To make an appointment call our friendly staff on (07)3067 7990 or book online.