Braces are still considered the most effective way to straighten crooked or misshapen teeth.
They have been around for decades and are used globally in the field of orthodontics. But, they can restrict the types of food that can be enjoyed and some patients are bothered by their appearance. Either of these reasons can make someone shy away from braces, preventing them from getting the smile they wish they had.
What are Clear Aligners?
We provide two clear aligner options. Invisalign is a popular alternative to metal braces that are used to straighten crooked teeth. Invisalign has helped over 5 million patients correct their misshapen teeth and give them the perfect smile! Spark Clear Aligner System is an advanced system designed to straighten teeth and allow smiles to shine during treatment. The aligner was designed to be clearer, more comfortable, and proven to stain less than competing aligners.
Why Clear Aligners?
The best feature of clear aligners is that they are barely noticeable. That is why our custom-made aligners are clear and practically invisible over your teeth. Even though this method of straightening your teeth without braces is practically invisible, there can be situations when you may still feel uncomfortable wearing aligners, such as important meetings, parties, or photoshoots. Don’t worry – aligners are also removable.
In most cases, having braces means changing the types of foods you eat because braces are not removable without the assistance of an orthodontist. Some foods, like bagels, popcorn, caramel, and hard candies, can damage braces. Because aligners are removable, there is no need to worry about foods affecting treatment, meaning your diet does not need to change with the use of aligners.
Lastly, clear aligners are available for all ages. You can participate in as many sports and physical activities as you please while undergoing the clear aligner teeth straightening treatment!
Clear aligners are not available for all patients. Typically, aligners can correct mild to moderate teeth crookedness due to overcrowding, but severe crookedness or overcrowding of teeth will require braces. Keep in mind that there are other alternatives to straightening your teeth without braces such as retainers and expanders. It’s important to discuss all the options available with your orthodontist when it comes to straightening your crooked teeth.