When Are Aligner Trays the Best Option for Straightening Teeth?
Posted on 2/21/2022 by Evan
Aligner trays are clear and removable alternatives to metal braces; they work by progressively shaping your teeth every week or two with a series of aligners until they are well aligned. These aligner trays seem like a great alternative to traditional metal braces, but keep reading to learn when they're the best option and when you should consider traditional metal braces.
Factors To Consider
Alignment trays are the best option when the condition of your mouth, and when your goals, meet a few different factors. The most important factor that determines whether or not alignment trays are the best option for you is the severity of your misalignment issues and bit condition. If your teeth are very misaligned then it will probably be necessary apply forces in more sophisticated ways in order to straighten your teeth. Additionally, if you have a severe overbite or underbite that need to be corrected, then having traditional metal braces allows our team to utilize the braces to make corrections so that you can kill two birds with one stone.
If your teeth are not too misaligned, then the next question to asks yourself is if you have enough discipline to stick to the program. Alignment trays take time and constant pressure to work, so they must be kept in your mouth for over 20 hours per day and changed-out for the next set at regular intervals; make sure that you are committed and organized before you decide to get them. There is no doubt that alignment trays are more comfortable to wear than metal braces, since your teeth and gums aren't interacting with metal that can scrape and poke them; also, the gradual shifting over time can reduce the discomfort that you experience.
It is important that you schedule an appointment with us to determine the best course of action for your particular situation. We hope that this information has gotten you thinking about the options that you have to get your teeth looking great, and we hope to hear from you soon.
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