Today's Dental of Boxborough

Choose Clear Braces This Summer

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, May 01, 2018

Today's Dental of Boxborough, MASummer is almost here. If you need braces, this is probably not how you wanted to start the summer, but the news is not all bad. Now, with Invisible braces, you can straighten your teeth and no one has to know.

Like braces, clear aligners address issues with the positioning of your upper and lower teeth. Unlike braces, these aligners will gently push your teeth into their proper position. But braces do this with wires and brackets that are attached to your teeth, which everyone can see. Braces are effective, of course, but they can be painful and unattractive; they also require dietary restrictions and they make it difficult to take care of your teeth. As much as teens hate the idea of braces, they are sometimes even worse for adults, because of their invasive appearance, and often braces can take years to do their job.

If you are a candidate for invisible braces, there is quite a contrast between this treatment and traditional metal braces. The aligners are clear, so they are unnoticeable and they makes treating malocclusion (crooked teeth) more comfortable and attractive; best of all the treatment period can often be less than 18 months.

Another benefit to clear braces is the fact that the aligners are removable, allowing you to eat anything you want and making taking care of your teeth easier than with braces. Every few weeks you will return to your dentist office for your next set of aligners which will gently move your teeth into the correct position. Again, treatment often takes less than 18 months.

During your initial consultation, we can determine if this type of treatment is right for your particular needs. Contact us for more information.