Clear Aligners

Home / Services / Clear Aligners

Clear Braces

Malocclusion is a huge letdown, especially when you socialize with people. The crooked teeth could ruin your smile to a huge extent and make you too conscious even while talking or smiling. The way a person bites and chews food, talks and cleans their teeth also depends largely on the alignment of their teeth. This is why we, as dentists, always advice our patients to get malocclusion treated as soon as possible.

Orthodontics is a branch of dentistry that deals with correcting the alignment of the teeth. Though braces are the most popular solution to treating malocclusion, certain drawbacks of theirs have brought up a need for an aesthetically pleasing aligner. As a result, the number of patients preferring clear aligners is increasing.

Is treating malocclusion really so important?

Of course, it is. Malocclusion poses many disadvantages, both in terms of appearance and functioning ability of the mouth. Some of them are as follows:

  • Brushing and flossing the teeth becomes increasingly difficult. Since the teeth aren’t aligned straight, a lot of microbes tend to get left behind even after regular brushing and flossing, which then could potentially lead to plaque formation and cavities.
  • Patients with crooked teeth find it uncomfortable while biting and chewing food. The pressure distribution on individual teeth varies when they bite, which could increase the chances of teeth wear, bone deterioration and worse, TMJ disorder.
  • Perhaps, the biggest drawback of having malocclusion is that most people wouldn’t feel confident enough to smile or speak to anyone. Malocclusion is a huge psychological disadvantage.

What are clear aligners?

Clear aligners are orthodontic appliances that offer amazing aesthetics and functionality. They are made from dental grade transparent plastic, which allows them to stay in disguise when the patient puts them on. The best part is that they are removable and can be removed when the patient has to brush their teeth, eat food, attend social gatherings or whenever the situation calls for it.

Why should you choose clear aligners?

If you’ve thought about getting malocclusion treated, but don’t want to get braces, then clear aligners are the perfect option for you. Here’s why:

  • Clear aligners are commonly referred to as ‘Invisible aligners’, and rightly so. They are virtually undetectable and people who look at your smile wouldn’t be able to easily spot their presence.
  • They are made from dental grade plastic that is absolutely metal-free. The material doesn’t cause harm to the soft inner tissues of the mouth. Also, the chances of oral injuries due to the aligners is next to none.
  • They do not require you to follow a specific diet. In most cases, when a patient has got braces on, the dentist would suggest them to keep certain foods that are hard or sticky off their diet. But, with clear aligners, you can stick to your regular diet as they wouldn’t affect the treatment.
  • Brushing and flossing the teeth can be done just like you do regularly. The aligners can be removed and worn back on after brushing and flossing.

Schedule an online appointment to get the best orthodontic treatment in the Bay area. Call us to know more about clear aligners and plan your treatment with the help of our amazing staff.

Scroll to Top

Request An Appointment