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By Advanced Family Dental
March 28, 2017
Category: Dental Appliances
Tags: Straight Teeth  

Could you benefit from braces, but don't want to commit to wearing metal or ceramic braces for a few years? Why not consider clear braces? Bedford, TX, dentist, Dr. Phu Lee of Advanced Family Dental, describes how these braces work.

No metal in sight

There's more than one way to straighten your teeth. Although wires threaded through metal brackets have been a very effective way to change the position of teeth for years, there's another option today. Realigning your teeth can be as simple as wearing a series of removable aligner trays that gradually change the position of your teeth. The trays are clear, which means that a glimpse of metal won't be the first thing people notice about you.

Each set of trays is designed to be worn for two weeks. At the end of the two-week period, you'll insert a new set of trays. When you wear clear braces, you'll visit Dr. Lee's Bedford office every six to eight weeks for follow-up appointments.

An excellent straightening choice

Clear braces are just as effective as traditional braces in improving your smile. Although you may not be able to wear them if you have severe orthodontic issues, the braces are a good choice if you have mild to moderate problems, including gaps between your teeth, crowding, or an underbite, overbite, crossbite or open bite.

Removable trays offer several important benefits

Eating with metal or ceramic braces can be challenging. You'll have to avoid sticky or hard foods and must spend 10 minutes brushing and flossing after you eat to ensure that nothing has gotten stuck in your wires. When you wear clear braces, you'll take them out to eat, which means you can continue to enjoy the same foods you've always eaten.

Caring for your trays is very simple. You'll rinse them after you take them out and before you put them back in your mouth.

Do you need to wear a mouthguard when you play sports? If you wear metal or ceramic braces, you'll have to obtain a special mouthguard designed to fit over braces. When you wear clear braces, no special mouthguard is needed. You can wear the same type of guards your teammates were. You'll simply remove your aligners before you hit the field or court and reinsert them at the end of a game or practice.

Are you ready to transform your smile with clear braces? Call Dr. Lee of Advanced Family Dental at his Bedford, TX, office (817) 354-7840 or Keller, TX, office (817) 337-0072 to make an appointment.