Thursday, September 8, 2016

Clear Braces In The Mouth

When you think about braces, you probably think about the metal brackets in the mouth that are sometimes not very attractive. You're often restricted as to what you can eat and what should be avoided so that you don't break the brackets. Clear braces Clayton MO dentists and orthodontists offer are an option. The clear braces are a benefit for those who don't want a mouth full of metal. They really aren't braces at all as they are plastic trays that fit over the teeth. The trays will need to be changed every few weeks as the teeth move. This often means that you won't have the clear braces as long as you would traditional braces as the teeth sometimes move in a shorter amount of time. The orthodontist will make a mold of the teeth at the fist visit and often use a computer program to make the trays for each visit after that depending on how the teeth shift.

The aligners can be removed while you're eating. For those who don't want to give up popcorn, chips and the other foods that are frowned upon with traditional braces, then this is a huge benefit of clear braces. If you want to chew gum during the day, you can take the aligners out of the mouth, chew the gum for a short time, and put the aligners back in the mouth so that they can continue to straighten the teeth.

Removing the aligners also makes it easier to clean the teeth. You can brush and floss like normal, placing the aligners back in the mouth once you're done. This will help to keep the teeth healthy and sparkling while they are being straightened. It also makes it easier to visit the dentist and get the teeth cleaned as the dentist won't have to deal with getting around the brackets in the mouth. With metal brackets, some food particles can hide where with clear braces, you can prevent bacteria from building on the teeth since you can clean the teeth in a better manner. The aligners can be removed at night for a short time so that you sleep comfortably, but it's advised that you leave the aligners in the mouth for as long as possible.


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