Special Considerations for Clear Aligners
If you’re weighing your options when it comes to straightening your smile, clear aligners may be one of the treatments you’re considering. However, there are some things to keep in mind when it comes to correcting dental misalignments with clear aligners.
The best candidates for clear aligners are adults with mild to moderate dental gaps or imperfections and are looking for a cosmetic fix. The clear plastic trays apply enough pressure to successfully correct these types of orthodontic issues. Clear aligners are not meant for patients with severely crooked teeth or jaw problems, which are best treated with metal or ceramic braces.
Additionally, patients must commit to treatment with clear aligners. Because the aligners can be removed before eating or to brush your teeth, the success of the treatment depends heavily on patient cooperation. If you don’t think you will be able to follow treatment guidelines, you may need to reconsider clear aligners.
Consult with your Carson City orthodontist to see if you are a good candidate for clear aligners. Our dental professionals will be able to evaluate your situation and see if they will be most beneficial for you.