Questions about Clear Braces

Are you considering clear braces in Phoenix as a method to straightening your teeth without having to deal with the hassle and aesthetic looks of traditional wire braces?

If so, you probably have plenty of questions about clear braces.  Below are some answers to common questions our patients have asked regarding clear braces.

What Are Clear Braces?

Clear braces, particularly the Invisalign braces used at our Phoenix office, are aligners created by Align Technology, Inc.   Despite the name, these clear aligners are not anything like the traditional braces you are used to seeing.  These aligners, are shaped like ultra-thin mouthguards made of clear plastic, and are worn on a daily basis in order to straighten the teeth.  The aligners are meant to be invisible to allow for a more cosmetically pleasing appearance.  The aligners are also said to be much more comfortable to wear as there is no need to worry about cuts from any metal in your mouth.  The plastic used to make the aligners is a smooth material and the aligners are customized to fit your mouth comfortably without causing any sort of irritation to your cheeks, lips, or teeth.

Your Clear Braces Are a Phone Call Away!

Need more information?  Are you ready to get started and have clear braces in Phoenix from Dr. Pappas?   Call us at 602.680.5356 to schedule a consultation time.  Dr. Pappas will make sure that clear braces will provide you with the results you’re looking for.  Befor you know it, you will have a straight smile that you’ll love to show off!  Contact our Phoenix dental office today!

Are Clear Braces Better Than Metal Ones?

While patients do tend to prefer clear braces, there are some who will still require traditional metal braces.  Most patients will push to have clear braces because of their comfort level, ease of use, and the fact that they do not detract from the smile.  Unlike metal braces, clear braces don’t require a drastic change in eating habits and can be worn anytime without being noticeable.  On the other hand, because clear braces are removable, some patients forget to wear them and therefore won’t get a satisfactory result.   Dr. Pappas will review your case to decide which option is right for you.

How Do Clear Braces Work?

The Invisalign braces system works through the use of clear aligners.  These aligners are to be worn for 20-22 hours a day.  Of course the trays can be taken out as required for eating and brushing.  Patients receive a new set of aligners every few weeks as each stage of the aligners gradually straightens and fixes the smile.  Clear braces generally take12-18 months to reach the final outcome, though this timeframe depends on the degree of complexity of the individual patient’s case.

Book A Clear Braces Consultation Today

If you have any questions about Clear Braces, you can call our Phoenix office with any questions you may have or to schedule an appointment.  Contact us at 602.680.5356 to schedule an appointment (or book one online) to meet with Dr. Pappas to discuss porcelain veneers.  Perfect your smile with the help of porcelain veneers placed by Dr. Pappas…you won’t regret it!Contact Us Now!