Are your teeth crooked or misaligned? Are you unhappy with your smile or protruding teeth? Do you have an overbite or an underbite? If so, you may be a good candidate for clear aligners. This important dental tool can help you achieve the look that you seek for your teeth. At Laster Orthodontics, your local orthodontist near Raleigh, NC, we’ve created our own brand of clear aligners, Laster Perfect Smile, to help our patients enjoy straight, healthy teeth at an affordable price. If you’re considering this treatment option, here are some advantages and tips to keep in mind when making your decision.
Aligners Are Clear and Subtle
Traditional metal braces have been around for decades as a way to quickly and effectively straighten teeth. Although braces are effective, they are quite noticeable and require a fair amount of maintenance. This can make some people feel very self-conscious about the appearance of their smile during the treatment process.
In contrast, aligners are clear and almost invisible to the eye, so when you’re wearing your aligners, most people will be unable to tell. The subtle appearance of clear aligners helps many teens and young adults feel more confident as they progress through their treatment.
Professional appearance is an important consideration among adults, especially in the business world, where face-to-face communication is a large part of what they do. For adult patients who have always wanted straight teeth, clear aligners are a way to achieve this goal without dramatically impacting the appearance of their look or smile.
It should come as no surprise that one of the top reasons for a patient to choose clear aligners is the appearance factor. If you’re wearing clear aligners, your smile will be more confident with an invisible aligner versus a noticeable line of metal braces.
Dental Aligners Are Affordable
Some brands of aligners are expensive, and that leads some patients to choose braces over aligners. However, Dr. Laster developed his own affordable clear aligners in Raleigh, “Laster Perfect Smile Clear Aligners,” which are known in the Triangle for being one of the best options available.
These aligners are very effective in what they do – and they’re also budget-friendly. Dr. Laster believes that aligners should be affordable, so he made his clear aligners accessible to his patients at a reasonable price. An inexpensive, effective aligner is a no-brainer when choosing a treatment plan.
Aligners Are Convenient
Food gets stuck in braces – it’s a common problem. As a result, many foods can’t be eaten while wearing these common dental appliances. Cleaning teeth while wearing braces can be difficult, but flossing with braces is even more challenging.
Aligners are different because they can be removed at any time, so cleaning your teeth with aligners is easy – just take them off! You can also chew foods without worrying that they’ll get stuck in the appliances. This means you’re not restricted to certain foods when wearing aligners and your daily routine may only require minor changes.
One more way that clear aligners are more convenient than braces: there’s no attachment or removal process for clear aligners. They can be slipped on and off without the help of an orthodontist. This saves money and reduces discomfort for you or your child – whoever has the aligner.
For Best Results: Avoid Mail Order Aligners
Clear aligners are a great product, but there’s one type of aligner that you’ll want to avoid: mail-order aligners. Mail-order aligners are precisely what they sound like: aligners that can be ordered through the mail and worn without ever having to visit an orthodontic office.
Because mail-order aligners are not customized to the needs of the individual and are not used with orthodontist supervision, this treatment option can cause serious problems for the wearer. In some cases, mail-order aligners can even cause more serious problems than misaligned teeth.
Want to Know More? Contact Laster Orthodontics
At Laster Orthodontics, we help families develop healthy, life-changing smiles using customized treatments, cutting-edge technologies, and caring relationships. Our individualized treatment plans help our patients achieve their perfect smile in the quickest, most painless way possible by utilizing a wide range of options from traditional braces to Dr. Laster’s in-house aligner program, Laster Perfect Smile. With three locations to serve patients in the Raleigh, Zebulon, and Rolesville communities, we create life-changing smiles every day. To learn more about clear aligners, or to schedule a free consultation, give us a call at (919) 676-0541.